Zack Greinke fanned 11 while allowing one run over six innings Monday in a defeat of the Padres.
Greinke has his ERA down to 2.93, and he's sporting a 31/6 K/BB ratio in 30 2/3 innings. Of course, it's helped a whole bunch that he's gotten to face the Padres twice in a row. Before that, he had a 4.32 ERA and a 14/5 K/BB ratio in 16 2/3 innings over three starts. Things will get a little more difficult with back-to-back starts against the Rockies coming up.
Jhoulys Chacin was tagged for seven runs in six innings by the Diamondbacks on Monday.
Taking one for the team, Chavez was sent back out for the sixth even after giving up a grand slam in the fifth that made the score 6-0 Diamondbacks. By start this year, Chacin has allowed nine, zero, four, zero and now seven runs. He's "due" for one of his good starts Sunday against the Giants, though that's mostly because the Giants aren't hitting.
Chris Owings went 2-for-4 and hit a grand slam against the Padres on Monday.
Owings also stole a base, his fifth in five attempts this year. He should be a breakthrough fantasy performer this year.
David Peralta went 3-for-4 and swiped his third base Monday against the Padres.
The Diamondbacks are doing a lot of running this year, and Peralta is already one-third of the way to his career high of nine steals established in 2015. He's also hitting great at the moment, going 17-for-31 over his last seven games. It makes him look like a solid mixed-league choice.
Wil Myers hit a three-run homer in a losing cause Monday against the Diamondbacks.
Myers has a hideous 22/2 K/BB ratio in 84 at-bats, but it hasn't stopped him from hitting .345 with five homers and 14 RBI. Like some other hitters, he's going for more flyballs than usual, with great success so far. That average should come way down, though.
Matt Cain allowed two hits over six innings before leaving with hamstring tightness and combined with four relievers on a shutout of the Dodgers on Monday.
Cain is the Giants' savior right now, allowing a total of two runs in his last three starts. In the last two of those, the Giants have prevailed despite the offense scoring two and one runs. Cain shouldn't be picked up in mixed leagues, but he'll probably have some value in NL-only leagues, assuming that the injury isn't serious.
Hyun-Jin Ryu held the Giants to one run in six innings in Monday's loss.
Ryu deserved better tonight, but he's now 0-4 this season. Expectations are that he'll stay in the rotation for now, but his spot is tenuous, what with Julio Urias coming up and Rich Hill due back within 2-3 weeks.
Christian Arroyo went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in his major league debut Monday against the Dodgers.
Arroyo was tearing it up in Triple-A, but that was just 16 games and he had a .689 OPS in 119 games in Double-A last year. He isn't a mixed-league option right now.