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DFS MLB Hitting Coach: April 23
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Tony Sipp Headshot

Sipp worked around a hit to pitch a scoreless inning in Saturday's 6-3 loss to the Rays.

Sipp's appearance Saturday was the first time he pitched in a week. The veteran left-hander has pitched in middle relief and entered games when the Astros were losing. That indicates manager A.J. Hinch doesn't quite have the level of confidence in Sipp as he does in other relievers. One of Sipp's six appearances this season has been clean, as he's given up four hits and four walks over 4.1 innings.
7:35 am (EST)
Jeanmar Gómez Headshot

Gomez picked up a win Saturday in an inning of work in a 4-3 win over the Braves.

Gomez allowed an unearned run in the top of the 10th inning, but the Phillies offense scored two runs in the bottom of the 10th to give him the win. Gomez lost his closing job earlier this month, and is unlikely to get it back again. Manager Pete Mackanin turned to Edubray Ramos instead of Gomez to close out Saturday's game with Hector Neris and Joaquin Benoit unavailable. It is an indication of just how far Gomez has fallen in the bullpen depth chart.
7:14 am (EST)
Edubray Ramos Headshot

Ramos was charged with a blown save after allowing a solo homer to Brandon Phillips in the ninth inning of Saturday's game against the Braves.

Ramos was getting a chance to close with both Hector Neris and Joaquin Benoit unavailable Saturday. He struck out the first two batters in the ninth before allowing the homer. He finished the ninth by retiring the next batter and the Phillies went on to win in 10 innings. Ramos has a 5.40 ERA, but also sports a very healthy 13:4 K:BB in 8.1 innings this season.
7:03 am (EST)
Ty Kelly Headshot

Kelly will be added to the Phillies' 25-man roster on Tuesday, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia reports.

The Phillies have been playing with a four-man bench since Howie Kendrick went on the disabled list. Kelly, who was acquired from the Blue Jays on Saturday, will give the Phillies some additional infield depth.
6:43 am (EST)
Cam Talbot Headshot

Talbot stopped 27 of 28 shots in Saturday's series-clinching Game 6 win over the Sharks.

Talbot was great all series and it was no different Saturday. Aside from a blowout loss in Game 4, Talbot frustrated the Sharks with his poise and strong positional goaltending to help the Oilers advance to Round 2. He's built off a remarkable regular season and been a force for an Edmonton squad known for it's long history of goaltending problems. While he was snubbed for a Vezina Trophy nomination, Talbot is playing fantastic right now and will give the Ducks all kinds of problems in the next round.
3:47 am (EST)
Martin Jones Headshot

Jones stopped 18 of 20 shots in Saturday's Game 6 loss to the Oilers.

With the loss, Jones and the Sharks are eliminated from the playoffs. The 27-year-old had a very strong postseason, but was left out to dry on the two goals Saturday and can't be faulted for the team's defeat in the series. He was a workhorse in the regular season and stayed strong in the postseason with an impressive .935 save percentage, so there's not much more you could ask for. Jones will once again be a popular fantasy option next season due to his undisputed starting role and great consistency.
3:27 am (EST)
Henrik Lundqvist Headshot

Lundqvist stopped 27 of 28 shots in Saturday's series-clinching win over the Canadiens.

Lundvist made several remarkable stops on the night, including a great late toe save on Tomas Plekanec in the third period. The King outdueled Vezina Trophy nominee Carey Price in the series, posting a .947 save percentage and allowing two or fewer goals in three straight victories. The veteran is now moving onto the second round where the Rangers will face the winners of the Bruins-Senators series. Time is ticking down for Lundqvist, but with the way he's playing, the 35-year-old has a great chance at finally capturing that Stanley Cup.
2:54 am (EST)
Carey Price Headshot

Price stopped 20 of 22 shots in Saturday's Game 6 loss to the Rangers.

With the loss, Price and the Habs are eliminated from the playoffs. The 29-year-old had a strong individual postseason, posting a .933 save percentage, but ultimately he was outdueled by opposing netminder Henrik Lundqvist. Fresh off a Vezina Trophy nomination, Price will have to make an important decision this summer regarding his future with one year left on his contract. Whether or not he remains in Montreal, Price proved once again this season that he's a top-tier fantasy netminder.
2:35 am (EST)
Andre Iguodala Headshot

Iguodala recorded 16 points (5-12 FG, 0-6 3Pt, 6-7 FT), seven rebounds and three assists across 36 minutes during a 119-113 win over the Trail Blazers on Saturday.

Iguodala had a great Game 3, as he was given his highest minute total since Jan. 29 with Kevin Durant (calf) and Matt Barnes (foot) sidelined again. His 16 points off the bench marked the third-highest scoring total on the team in the win. Iguodala will have increased opportunities to score for as long as Durant and Barnes are sidelined.
1:59 am (EST)
Stephen Curry Headshot

Curry totaled 34 points (10-25 FG, 5-14 3Pt, 9-10 FT), eight assists, four rebounds, two steals and one block across 39 minutes during a 119-113 win over the Trail Blazers on Saturday.

Curry eclipsed the 30-point mark for the first time this postseason and the eight assists also marked his highest total of the series so far. He shot below 50 percent for the third straight game, but got hot for 14 points in the fourth quarter to help the team seal the victory. Curry is shooting just 40.3 percent to start the postseason, but expect that percentage to rise soon.
1:59 am (EST)
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