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Zack Greinke tossed five scoreless innings against the Brewers on Friday. He allowed just two hits but walked five while striking out six.

While Greinke managed to pitch his way out of a couple of jams and keep the runs off the board, his command really let him down in this one as he needed 99 pitches (55 strikes) to labor through the five frames. The five walks tied a season-worst set back on July 19 and he threw just 11-of-22 first-pitch strikes. He's going to need to remain a lot sharper the rest of the way if he's going to help lead the Dodgers towards the playoffs and his next outing against San Diego should be a great place to start.ANALYST: Howard Bender

Wade Davis will take over as the Royals' closer with Greg Holland on the 15-day disabled list.

Davis is instantly vaulted into top-5 closer status while he is closing, and has just as much value as Holland would have in the ninth inning. Davis is downright dominant, and could have the job for quite a while, as although the severity of Greg Holland's pectoral strain is unknown, Holland is expected to be out for a significant chunk of time. Davis should obviously now be owned in all leagues, and the biggest question about the job for now is whether Davis will hold onto the gig once Holland returns. Analysis: Ben Diamond

Rusney Castillo (shoulder) played catch Saturday at Fenway Park under supervision of team doctor Dan Dyrek.

Castillo is dealing with a shoulder issue that has landed him on the 15-day DL, but there is nothing structurally wrong with his shoulder. If Castillo feels good after playing catch on Saturday, he could be reinstated from the DL in a week or so. Castillo has no fantasy value until a spot opens up in the outfield. Analysis: Ben Diamond

Carlos Torres could get the chance to close for the Mets on Saturday.

With Jeurys Familia getting a break after pitching in two straight games, Torres could get the save if a chance arises. This also likely means that he is next in line for saves behind Familia until Bobby Parnell returns from injury. Analysis: Ben Diamond

Jeurys Familia is not available to close on Saturday night.

Familia has been doing very well of late, saving five in six games, but he will rest on Saturday. If the Mets are in a save situation, Carlos Torres is likely to get the call. Analysis: Ben Diamond

Update: Jake Peavy had an MRI on Saturday. He has a muscle strain and continued issues with SI joint in his lower back. He will rest for now, surgery has not been mentioned.

There is currently no timetable for his return, but luckily it does not appear that potentially season ending surgery is on the table. Ryan Vogelsong will likely fill in for Peavy in an injury riddled Giants rotation. Analysis: Ben Diamond

Tyreke Evans “felt a little pop” in his knee and is scheduled to have an MRI.

That is never a good sign, especially in the playoffs. The Pelicans should give out an update as soon as they receive the results of the MRI, though the team is likely prepared to lose Evans for a couple games. If that is the case, Norris Cole is likely to take his spot in the starting lineup. Analysis: Ben Diamond

Justin Upton has a quad strain and is listed day to day.

It doesn't seem like Upton's injury is severe, and he should be able to be back in the lineup by early next week. The Padres may sit him for Sunday's game, and if that is the case, Will Venable will likely start at left field. Analysis: Ben Diamond

John Jaso says he can't really even lift a bat with his left hand yet. There is no timetable for him to start swinging.

Jaso is still dealing with a badly bruised wrist, and though he has no bone break, he is still a ways away from returning from the DL, as he may still be a week or so away from swinging the bat.  Analysis: Ben Diamond

Manager Mike Matheny said Matt Holliday (back) should be ready to go Sunday.

Holliday was able to get in one at bat on Saturday before being removed due to mid back tightness but it does not appear to be a significant issue, as Holliday is expected to be back in the lineup on Sunday. Analysis: Ben Diamond

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