Michael Pineda allowed two runs on four hits and one walk with three strikeouts over six innings in a no decision against the Astros on Wednesday at Yankee Stadium.
Pineda made just his second start returning from the disabled list last week, and was able to keep the Yankees in the game, but once again fell short as he was forced to settle for a no-decision. Through six starts this season, Pineda is sitting on a 2-2 record with a 2.05 EAR and 0.88 WHIP while maintaining a 22:4 K:BB rate over 30.2 innings. Although the sample size is rather small, Pineda remains someone worth owning down the stretch as he tries to salvage what is left of another injury-plagued year for the big 25-year-old. He will look to get back in the win column when he takes on the Royals on Monday night. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Kobe Bryant (shoulder) is expected to play Saturday.
Damn straight Bryant's expected to suit up Saturday, he's playing like he's 25 again. Over his last three games, Bean has averaged 29.3 points, 8.3 rebounds, 3.3 assists, and 2.0 steals per game. He's clearly taken a dip in the fountain of youth and the shoulder hasn't seemingly bothered him one bit. It's no surprise he is suffering from a shoulder injury at this point of his career with the amount of shots he's put up over his illustrious 20-year career. Analysis: James Grande
Jets signed former CFL DL Freddie Bishop to a two-year deal.
After an 11 sack season with the Calgary Stampeders last season, Bishop received a lot of interest from a bunch of different NFL teams. Bishop will likely get a chance to play a lot of snaps after the Jets released former first-round pick Quinton Coples and Calvin Pace is a pending free agent. Bishop is just 26-years old, so he has plenty of good football ahead of him. Analysis: James Grande
Kevin Garnett is doubtful for Saturday.
Like teammate Kevin Martin, Garnett will likely miss his seventh consecutive game on Saturday. With Nikola Pekovic also likely to miss Saturday's game, Karl-Anthony Towns and Gorgui Dieng will play big minutes. Shabazz Muhammad could also see extended run if the team decides to play small ball. Analysis: James Grande
Nikola Pekovic is doubtful for Saturday.
Pekovic is dealing with a foot injury that's kept him out of two straight games and he's likely to miss his third on Saturday. Gorgui Dieng has been great lately, so the Timberwolves aren't really missing Pekovic that much. He obviously provides front-court depth, but he has no fantasy value and nobody should be relying on him in any type of format. Analysis: James Grande
Mike Dunleavy will not play Friday but is hopeful to return on Saturday.
Dunleavy has yet to appear in a game this season after getting a back procedure done during the offseason. The Bulls have missed his presence and haven't been able to find a steady replacement at small-forward. Dunleavy's obviously going to be worked into the lineup slowly, but his ability to stretch the floor is what can take the Bulls offense from good to great. He's not much of fantasy candidate, but he's going to help Chicago tremendously. Analysis: James Grande