Eduardo Nunez finished 2-for-4 with a run scored and RBI in Saturday's loss against the Padres.
Nunez kicked off the season with three straight multi-hit games, but he has just three multi-hit performances over his past 20 outings. He has tailed off tremendously, but perhaps Saturday's outing is a sign he is about to turn things around. Nunez remains useful in deeper NL-only formats, especially as a cheap source of steals.
Conor Gillaspie finished 2-for-3 with a double, walk and two runs scored in Saturday's loss against the Padres.
Gillaspie accounted for the team's only extra-base hit in a lopsided loss at home. The former Wichita State standout is showing some signs of life at the plate after a terrible start. He remains useful only in the deepest of NL-only fantasy formats until this type of production becomes the norm.
Matt Cain allowed one earned run, six hits and no walks with seven strikeouts over five innings in a no-decision Saturday against San Diego.
Cain threw 57 of his 86 pitches for strikes before giving way to Chris Stratton and Neil Ramirez, two relievers who were pounded for a total of 11 runs while recording just six total outs. The good news is Cain did not show any ill effects of the right hamstring injury which ended his last start prematurely.
Manuel Margot finished 2-for-5 with an RBI and three strikeouts in Saturday's game against the Giants.
You have to take the good with Margot. He has collected two or more hits in five of his past nine games, and he has 10 multi-hit games overall on the season. However, he has also struck out nine times over the past six outings, including at least once in each game.
Jhoulys Chacin allowed three runs, five hits and two walks while recording six strikeouts over five innings in a win Saturday at San Francisco.
The Padres provided more than enough offense for Chacin, who threw just 53 of his 87 pitches for strikes. Most nights Chacin will not receive this kind of support and the results from the pitcher will be rather subpar from a fantasy perspective. The good news is he did not show any ill effects from the left foot injury which he suffered last time out against the Diamondbacks.
Wil Myers finished 3-for-5 with a three-run homer, stolen base and two runs scored in Saturday's 12-4 victory in San Francisco.
Myers has posted a pair of doubles, two homers and six RBI over his past six games. His average has slipped ever so slightly after his blistering start, but his extra-base production remains. He has struck out 16 times over the past eight outings, but he continues to roll up big numbers to make that a non-issue.
Trevor Story belted a solo home run with a walk in Saturday's 7-6 win against the Diamondbacks.
Story is hitting just .184 overall on the season, but he is proving last year's power was certainly no fluke. He has five homers with 11 RBI over his past 11 games so start him in all fantasy leagues through thick and thin.
Tyler Anderson allowed six earned runs, seven hits and three walks over five innings in a no-decision Saturday against the Diamondbacks.
Anderson was wild again, throwing just 54 of his 94 pitches for strikes. The offense bailed him out by getting to Arizona closer Fernando Rodney for three in the ninth inning or Anderson would have slipped to 1-4 on the season. As it stands he has a dismal 7.71 ERA and 1.58 WHIP and he hasn't recorded a victory since his initial outing of the 2017 campaign back on April 4 in Milwaukee.