J.C. Ramirez allowed just two hits and two walks over seven scoreless innings in a no-decision Tuesday against the Athletics.
Ramirez, normally a relief pitcher, also struck out seven batters in just his third career start. It was the best performance by an Angels starting pitcher this season. He'll look to keep it rolling in his next scheduled start Sunday at Texas. The Nicaraguan hurler is just 1-2 with a 5.79 ERA over 14 innings in four road appearances (two starts) this season.
DJ LeMahieu finished 3-for-5 with a double, two runs scored and three RBI in Tuesday's game against the Nationals.
LeMahieu has collected two or more hits in nine of his past 15 games, raising his average to .295. He isn't posting many RBI near the top of the Colorado lineup, but he is piling up the hits and getting on base. The reigning National League batting champ continues to be a viable fantasy option in all formats.
Charlie Blackmon finished 3-for-5 with a two-run home run, two runs scored and three RBI in Tuesday's game against the Nationals.
Blackmon is on a serious offensive roll, posting at least two RBI for the fifth consecutive outing. The outfielder has hit safely in 10 straight games, and 15 of the past 16 contests. He is hitting .341 (14-for-41) with five homers and 15 RBI during his impressive 10-game run.
German Marquez was hammered for eight earned runs, nine hits and three walks with just two strikeouts over four innings in a loss against the Nationals on Tuesday.
Marquez managed to throw just 51 of his 85 pitches for strikes. He had been cruising along with solid numbers at Triple-A Albuquerque, but he was beaten up pretty badly against the star-studded Washington lineup in the rarefied air in Denver. The team is undecided about Sunday's starter in Arizona with Jon Gray (foot) on the shelf. It's possible Marquez could get another chance, but he isn't worth a roll of the dice in most fantasy formats and DFS play.
Bryce Harper finished 2-for-4 with a double, walk, two runs scored and an RBI in Tuesday's win at Colorado.
Harper posted his ninth multi-hit game in April, and sixth outing with two or more hits over the past nine contests, lifting his average back to .400. He has also driven in 21 runs through 20 games. He was not bothered by his first day off of the season on Monday, as he continues to display MVP form early on.
Joe Ross allowed five earned runs, seven hits and two walks over 4 2/3 innings in a no-decision at Colorado on Tuesday.
Offensive support wasn't the problem for Ross, as the offense provided plenty of runs. He couldn't limit the damage and make it through five innings to qualify for the victory. It certainly happens at Coors Field. He'll look to bounce back in his next scheduled start back at Nationals Park on Sunday against the Mets.
Daniel Murphy went 3-for-5 with a triple in Tuesday's game at Colorado while tying a career high with five RBI.
Murphy has driven in nine runs over his past three outings while raising his average to .325 and his OPS to .898. He's just getting started with two more games to play in the rarefied air at Coors Field in Denver. Murphy will be a popular play in DFS while running hot, too.
Trea Turner hit for the cycle in Tuesday's game at Colorado, finishing with four runs scored and a career-high seven RBI.
The seven RBI are tied for second-most in a single game in franchise history, and it was the first cycle for a Washington player since Cristian Guzman accomplished the feat Aug. 28, 2008. The former standout at North Carolina State has hit safely in each of his past four starts since returning from the 10-day disabled list.