Jordan Zimmermann took a tough-luck loss Saturday, giving up two runs -- one earned -- over eight innings against the Padres.
Zimmermann was as good as anticipated in PETCO, striking out six, walking none and scattering seven hits. One of the most underrated pitchers in the majors, Zimmermann is 7-2 with a 1.62 ERA and 45/9 K/BB rate in nine starts over 66 2/3 innings.
Tyler Chatwood enjoyed a successful return to the majors Saturday night, holding the Giants to one run over 5 1/3 innings.
Chatwood was making a spot start that allowed Colorado to give Juan Nicasio an extra day of rest. In his first start since April 29, Chatwood struck out four, walked four and gave up seven hits. Chatwood has a 2.55 ERA, 1.58 WHIP and 12 strikeouts over three starts in the majors. He may just have forced his way into another turn in Colorado's rotation.
Troy Tulowitzki went 4-for-5 with a double and two RBI as the Rockies topped the Giants 10-2 on Saturday.
Tulo has hit safely in each of his last five games. In that stretch, he's 11-for-23 (.478) with three doubles, four RBI and five runs scored. As always, health is the only thing that threatens his elite fantasy status.
Dexter Fowler had a monster night in Saturday's 10-2 romp over the Giants, going 3-for-5 with a double, a steal, two RBI and three runs scored.
Fowler began May in a 5-of-39 funk, failing to steal a base or hit a home run. In his last three games, he's 6-for-15 with two steals, an extra-base hit and five runs. Right hip flexor soreness hobbled Fowler earlier this month. If Saturday's speed is any indication, he's feeling a lot better.
Tim Lincecum's trip to Coors Field went sour Saturday night, as he allowed six runs on seven hits over five innings in a 10-2 loss.
Lincecum struck out four, walked two and surrendered a two-run homer to Wilin Rosario. The veteran has been all over the place this season, making him impossible to trust in fantasy. He's allowed no runs in three of his nine starts, but four or more in five of them. The inconsistency bears out in his numbers: Lincecum is 3-3 with a 4.70 ERA and 1.42 WHIP.
Tommy Milone earned his first win since April 15 by pinning the Royals to one run over six innings Saturday.
He scattered five hits, striking out four and walking three. Milone won his first three starts and lost his next five. It wasn't all his fault -- Oakland's offense failed to show up for any of those games, averaging a little over a run per nine innings. Milone carries a 3.47 ERA and 1.19 WHIP into a tasty matchup against the Astros next week.
Grant Balfour converted his eighth save of the season with a scoreless ninth inning in Saturday's win over the Royals.
Balfour walked a batter but was otherwise unburdened. He entered this weekend with six saves but has picked up a pair in consecutive 2-1 wins against the Royals. The typically reliable Balfour is eight-for-eight in save conversions and holds a 1.56 ERA and 1.21 WHIP.
Brandon Moss went 1-for-3 with a walk and a triple in Saturday's 2-1 victory over the Royals.
He also collected an RBI. Moss has just one multi-hit game since April 29. After a nice start to the year, Moss has lost his swing in May.