A.J. Burnett fell to 6-14 after allowing five runs on six hits and four walks with nine strikeouts over 7.2 innings against the Mariners on Tuesday.
Burnett has been a absolute mess lately, having now allowed four runs or more in five of his last seven starts. He is now sitting with a league-leading 14 losses while owning a 4.42 ERA and 1.41 WHIP through 27 starts as he continues to struggle with his command (76 BB) along the way. Unless he turns thins around fast, his fantasy value will remain limited even out he has been striking out his fair share of batters all season long (145 K through 171.0 IP). He will look to get back on track when he takes on the Nationals on Monday.ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Kevin Gausman allowed two earned runs on four hits while striking out six in seven innings against the Tigers on Saturday.
Gausman pitched very well against the Tigers today, en route to earning his second win of the 2015 season. He shutout the Braves over 7 2/3 innings in his last start, and even though he didn’t blank the Tigers, he pitched well enough to get his team the victory. If he can continue to pitch like this, he is going to help a lot of fantasy teams—and the Orioles—down the stretch. However, keep in mind that in the two starts before his matchup against the Braves, he surrendered 11 earned runs on 13 hits in just 9 2/3 innings of work. He will face the Angels on Friday in his next start. Analysis: Colby Conway
Ian Kinsler went 3-for-4 with a double against the Tigers on Saturday.
After a superb month of July, Kinsler is starting off August in a big way. In 27 games in July, Kinsler’s .366 average was the third highest for a second baseman, trailing only DJ LeMahieu (.400) and Devon Travis (.368). Kinsler has three straight multi-hit efforts and he is producing for his owners, despite the subtraction of a few regulars in the Detroit lineup. Even though he hasn’t homered since July 20, he needs to be in all lineups moving forward. Analysis: Colby Conway