Ryan Schimpf was hitless over five at-bats with three strikeouts in Saturday's game against the Marlins.
Schimpf's average tumbled to a season-low .109 and he has struck out seven times over his past 13 at-bats while whiffing 22 times in 55 at-bats. The middle infielder swatted 20 homers with 42 extra-base hits over 89 games last season, but he also struggled with a dismal .217 average with 105 strikeouts over 276 at-bats. Schimph's poor average and strikeout totals are certainly not a surprise.
Jered Weaver allowed two solo home runs with four hits and a walk over six innings in a no-decision Saturday against the Marlins.
Weaver has allowed seven homers in four starts (23 innings), including at least two long balls in three of the outings. He is eating up innings, posting three straight quality starts, but he is still only worth a look in deeper NL-only fantasy leagues because of his high homer totals and low strikeout numbers.
Austin Hedges went 1-for-5 with a two-run homer and three RBI in Saturday's extra-innings loss against the Marlins.
Hedges is up to five homers and 11 RBI which is great news for his fantasy owners, including finding the seats in each of his past three outings. While he is trending in the right direction with 10 hits over the past 33 at-bats (.303), he is still hitting just .179 overall. Consider him only in NL-only seasonal play, although he has emerged as a nice DFS value while on his power binge.
Tom Koehler is scheduled to start Sunday's series finale against the Padres.
Koehler has managed a 3-0 record with a 2.14 ERA in four career appearances (three starts) against San Diego. Despite the solid numbers he hasn't done much to warrant fantasy consideration outside of the deepest of NL-only formats.
Giancarlo Stanton finished 2-for-5 with a pair of home runs and three RBI in Saturday's extra-innings win in San Diego.
Stanton swatted a two-run shot off Miguel Diaz to send the home crowd at Petco Park home with frowns. The slugger is in a groove right now, belting four homers with six RBI over his past three outings while delivering at least one souvenir in each of the contests. Stanton is locked in and making his fantasy owners very happy after a bit of a slow start.
Dan Straily allowed two earned runs, four hits and no walks over seven innings with a career-high 14 strikeouts in Saturday's no-decision in San Diego.
Straily was sharp in his home state of California, and the key to his success was his control. He threw 73 of his 97 pitches for strikes and he did not issue a walk for the first time in four outings this season. Straily entered with just 10 strikeouts over his first 13 2/3 innings, so consider Saturday's career-high strikeout total an anomaly. The Padres are a free-swinging team and helped him out.
David Dahl (rib) was able to take dry swings, according to manager Bud Black, as he continues to progress toward a return to full baseball activities.
Dahl is working his way back and now he just needs to build up his stamina. He is likely to go out on a minor-league rehab assignment before returning to the big club. Look for him to return to Denver sometime in early May.
Yasmany Tomas homered twice and drove in three runs as the Diamondbacks administered an 11-5 beatdown of the Dodgers on Saturday.
Tomas hit a pair of solo dongs off Dodgers starter Kenta Maeda, first in the first inning and later in the fifth. The homers gave Tomas four on the season, with 13 RBI to go with them. He's followed up a breakout 2016 season by hitting .295/.328/.607 through the season's first few weeks of action.