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Ty Blach (L) Headshot

Blach (4-5) served up seven runs on 11 hits and a walk over just three innings in a loss Friday to the Mets.

Blach had a strong start to the season but has utterly collapsed over his last four starts. He has now served up 22 earned runs in just 21.1 innings in that span, including seven runs in two of his last three outings. His ERA has shot all the way up to 4.86 as a result, and it's time to wonder just how strong his leash will be.
3:04 am (EST)
Seth Lugo (R) Headshot

Lugo (2-1) allowed four runs on seven hits and three walks with two strikeouts over 5.2 innings in Friday's win over the Giants.

Lugo missed what would have been his third consecutive start in three tries, but he still did enough to keep the Mets in the game. It was a sloppy effort, though -- he induced just five swinging strikes and used 95 pitches without even completing the sixth inning. Despite the rough outing, though, Lugo still owns a 3.72 ERA in three starts, which the Mets will gladly take given the state of their banged-up rotation.
3:01 am (EST)
Yoenis Céspedes (R) Headshot

Cespedes homered, scored twice and drove in three runs in a 3-for-5 game Friday against the Giants.

This marks Cespedes's third home run since returning to the Mets lineup June 10. Cespedes is hitting a ridiculous .321/.392/.651 and has been performing at an MVP level whenever he has been healthy this season.
2:56 am (EST)
Félix Hernández (R) Headshot

Hernandez (3-2) allowed three runs on eight hits and a walk with six strikeouts over six innings in a win Friday over the Astros.

Hernandez was touched up for a pair of home runs but was otherwise sharp in his first start since late April. Perhaps the best sign for his fantasy owners was that Hernandez threw 96 pitches. He isn't slated to be on a pitch count despite the large chunk of time he missed, so expect him to go deep in games if he can pitch well enough to warrant it.
2:54 am (EST)
Joe Musgrove (R) Headshot

Musgrove (4-7) allowed nine runs on 12 hits and a walk, struck out four and lasted just 3.2 innings Friday night in a loss to Seattle.

Musgrove is struggling of late, as he is now 1-4 over his past five starts and has allowed at least five runs on three of them. He served up three home runs in Friday's start and has now given up a whopping 14 in just 13 outings, the main driver behind his brutal 6.01 ERA.
2:51 am (EST)
Brandon Maurer (R) Headshot

Maurer struck out a batter and threw a scoreless ninth to record his 14th save Friday against the Tigers.

Maurer has now converted nine consecutive save opportunities and has walked just two batters over his last 12 appearances. He is now 14-of-16 on save conversions for the season, and his 29:6 K:BB over 29.1 innings is nothing to sneeze at.
2:36 am (EST)
Luis Perdomo (R) Headshot

Perdomo (2-4) walked five but gave up just two hits and struck out six over six shutout innings in a win Friday against the Tigers.

Perdomo is on a roll, with three quality starts in a row dating back to June 12 against Cincinnati. Six strikeouts matches his best total since May 26 against the Nationals, and he needed them to keep his five walks, a season high, from biting him. Still, last year's Rule 5 draft pick is starting to find his form, as he has his ERA down to 4.56.
2:32 am (EST)
Dwight Smith Jr. (L) Headshot

Smith went 3-for-5 with a double in Friday's 5-4 loss to the Royals.

It's the first multi-hit performance in Smith's brief big-league career. The 24-year-old is now hitting ,400 (10-for-25) in limited duty but has also struck out eight times, so things could head south in a hurry for the rookie if the Jays' injury-wracked outfield forces Smith into a regular starting role.
2:32 am (EST)
Michael Fulmer (R) Headshot

Fulmer (6-6) allowed just one run on two hits and four walks while striking out eight over seven innings but still took the loss Friday against the Padres.

This marks two straight consecutive starts for Fulmer, a good bounce back after he allowed five runs in consecutive starts May 27 and June 2, both against the White Sox. Eight strikeouts marks Fulmer's best since he struck out nine over eight innings on May 5 against the Athletics. Even though it was a loss, Fulmer showed electric stuff, a good sign that he's back on the rise.
2:30 am (EST)
José Bautista (R) Headshot

Bautista went 3-for-5 with a run scored in Friday's 5-4 loss to the Royals.

He took his new leadoff duties seriously, beating the shift twice with hard-hit balls into right field. Bautista's had a rough June in general, coming into the game batting .145 (10-for-69) with just two homers and three RBI, but a focus on hitting the other way and getting on base seems to be helping him shake off the slump as he has five hits in his last two games.
2:28 am (EST)
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