Martin Perez logged a quality start in Friday's no-decision against the Twins, allowing two runs on five hits over his seven frames.
Perez walked three and struck out four on the night. All of the damage against him came on one mighty blow off the bat of Trevor Plouffe in the seventh inning, just after the Rangers had scored two runs to give him the lead. The left-hander now sports a 3.39 ERA and 1.37 WHIP on the season. He'll look to get back in the win column on Wednesday when he does battle against the Red Sox in Boston.
Trevor Plouffe blasted his seventh home run of the season in a losing effort against the Rangers on Friday.
Plouffe's two-run blast in the seventh inning knotted the game at 2-2, but that would wind up being the extent of the Twins offense. He also contributed a pair of singles, finishing the night 3-for-4 to raise his season slash to .252/.283/.399 to go with seven long balls and 27 RBI.
Ervin Santana pitched well in a no-decision against the Rangers on Friday, allowing two runs on three hits over 6 1/3 innings.
Santana struck out five and walked three on the night. He kept the Rangers offense at bay through the first six innings, but surrendered a two-run single to Jurickson Profar in the seventh. He'll head into Wednesday's matchup against the Athletics with a 2-7 record, 4.50 ERA and 1.40 WHIP.
Ben Revere played the role of hero on Friday, smacking a walk-off RBI double in the 14th inning to lead the Nationals to a 3-2 victory over the Reds.
The speedy outfielder finished the marathon evening 3-for-7 and also scored a run. He has picked up the pace offensively in recent weeks, but is still hitting just .225/.276/.283 with one homer, 14 RBI and 10 stolen bases on the season.
Tanner Roark pitched well in a no-decision against the Reds on Friday, surrendering two runs on eight hits over seven strong innings.
The right-hander walked two and struck out four on the night. He allowed RBI singles in the second and sixth inning, but was able to limit the damage in both frames. He has been one of the most dependable starters in the Nationals rotation this season, posting a 2.93 ERA and 1.23 WHIP over 107 1/3 innings. He'll take on the Brewers his next time out at home on Wednesday.
Eugenio Suarez had a nice night at the dish in Friday's loss to the Nationals, going 3-for-6 plus a stolen base.
The average hasn't been great this season, but Suarez has done a nice job filling up the rest of the box score for fantasy owners. He's now hitting .236/.304/.415 with 14 homers, 39 RBI and six swipes.
Anthony DeSclafani delivered a strong effort in a no-decision against the Nationals on Friday, striking out eight over 6 2/3 innings of two-run ball.
The right-hander walked two and allowed six hits on the evening. Daniel Murphy was responsible for all of the damage against him, coming through with a sacrifice fly in the first inning and an RBI double in the sixth. He'll carry a terrific 1.78 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 23/9 K/BB ratio into Wednesday's start against the Cubs in Chicago.
Mike Fiers spun six scoreless innings in a 5-0 victory over the White Sox on Friday.
Fiers gave up four hits and walked a pair while striking out four. Three of the hits were doubles, but the White Sox just couldn’t capitalize with runners in scoring position. Fiers has allowed just two earned runs over his last three starts, lowering his ERA from 4.76 to 4.12 in the process. He’ll try to keep it going in a start against the Mariners at home.