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Michael Conforto is not in the Mets starting lineup for Friday's series opener against the Padres.

He'll get a breather against tough opposing left-hander Drew Pomeranz. Juan Lagares will start in his place and bat second for the Mets on Friday.
May 6 - 7:24 PM

Charlie Blackmon is not in the Rockies starting lineup on Friday.

It's nothing more than a day of rest for Blackmon, who missed much of the month of April with a toe injury. Gerardo Parra will slide over to center field while Ryan Raburn gets the start for the Rockies against left-hander Madison Bumgarner.
May 6 - 7:19 PM

Ender Inciarte (hamstring) is expected to be activated from the disabled list on Saturday.

That is provided everything goes well with his final minor league rehab game with Triple-A Gwinnett on Friday. He has been on the shelf since straining his hamstring during the third game of the season.
May 6 - 7:07 PM

Rich Hill will work in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Orioles.

He had his start pushed back a day due to Friday's rain out. Jesse Hahn, Saturday's scheduled starter, will work in the nightcap.
May 6 - 6:51 PM

Friday's scheduled contest between the Athletics and Orioles was postponed due to inclement weather.

The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Saturday. Friday's scheduled starters, Ubaldo Jimenez and Rich Hill, are expected to be pushed back a day. Make sure to get any and all O's and A's out of your daily fantasy lineups before lineups lock.
May 6 - 6:43 PM

Rockies recalled C Dustin Garneau from Triple-A Albuquerque.

The 28-year-old appeared in three games with the Rockies earlier this season, going 4-for-10 (.400) with three doubles and an RBI. He'll share time behind the dish with Tony Wolters while Nick Hundley is sidelined.
May 6 - 6:40 PM

Rockies placed C Nick Hundley on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left oblique.

Hundley has been battling a sore left oblique all week and it got to the point where the Rockies needed the roster spot and couldn't wait for him any longer. Dustin Garneau was recalled from Triple-A to take his place on the roster.
May 6 - 6:38 PM

John Lackey recorded 11 strikeouts while holding the Nationals to two runs over seven innings in Friday's 8-6 victory.

The Nats got single tallies in the first (on an Anthony Rendon homer) and second (on a Max Scherzer single) innings, but Lackey cruised after that. It was a great outing made all the more impressive when you consider that the wind was blowing out at Wrigley Field. Lackey has mixed in a couple clunkers among his six starts, so his ERA is still at 4.02. However, he boasts a 1.09 WHIP and 40/10 K/BB ratio over 40 1/3 innings. The veteran righty will take on the Padres at home next week.
May 6 - 5:53 PM
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