Nate Karns delivered an excellent performance in a no-decision against the Orioles on Friday, allowing just one hit over six shutout innings.
Karns punched out seven on the evening and walked two. He needed just 87 pitches to get through his six frames, so it's a bit of a surprise that manager Kevin Cash didn't let him begin the seventh inning. He has done a nice job in the Rays rotation, posting a 3.32 ERA and 53/24 K/BB ratio over 57 innings. He'll take on the Angels in Anaheim his next time out on Wednesday.
Diamondbacks released INF/OF Kevin Frandsen.
The 33-year-old was hitting .309/.352/.333 with seven RBI in 26 games at Triple-A Reno, but wasn't close to getting a call-up from the Diamondbacks. He'll look to latch on elsewhere to continue his playing career.
Troy Tulowitzki clobbered a pair of solo home runs off Cole Hamels on Friday, powering the Rockies to a 4-1 victory over the Phillies.
Tulo got the Rockies on the board with his solo blast in the first inning and repeated the feat in the third inning. He also collected a pair of singles, finishing the night 4-for-4 with two runs scored and a pair of RBI. The oft-injured shortstop is now hitting .285/.303/.456 with four long balls and 20 RBI on the season.
Chad Bettis was outstanding in Friday's victory over the Phillies, allowing just two hits over eight scoreless innings.
The right-hander punched out eight in the impressive outing and didn't issue a walk. He has been nothing short of spectacular in his last two outings, allowing just two runs over 15 1/3 innings and posting a 15/2 K/BB ratio. While he obviously won't continue at this pace and pitches his home games at Coors Field, he could be worth a look as a streaming option in NL-only or deeper mixed leagues.
Maikel Franco went 0-for-4 with a strikeout as the Phillies fell to the Rockies on Friday.
As a team, the Phillies managed just two hits against Chad Bettis who was brilliant on the evening. While Franco has shown flashes of brilliance early in his Phillies career, he's now hitting a disappointing .218/.259/.382 through his first 58 plate appearances.
Cole Hamels pitched well in a losing effort against the Rockies on Friday, allowing just two runs on five hits over his eight frames.
The All-Star left-hander racked up nine strikeouts on the evening while walking just one. Both of the runs he allowed were solo home runs off the bat of Troy Tulowitzki. An increasingly popular name in trade rumblings, Hamels will bring a 2.91 ERA and 76/25 K/BB ratio into Thursday's start against the Reds.
Dan Haren yielded two runs over seven innings in a 4-3 win over the Mets on Friday.
Haren allowed just four hits on the night, with the only damage coming on solo homers from Lucas Duda and Curtis Granderson. The veteran right-hander struck out four and walked one in the victory and now owns a 3.03 ERA through 10 starts this season. He'll get the Cubs next week at home.
Matt Harvey took the loss Friday after giving up four runs over eight innings against the Marlins.
The big blow was a three-run homer by Justin Bour in the fourth inning. Harvey was pretty dominant otherwise, allowing a total of six hits and one walk while striking out a season-high 11 batters. He's now winless over his last five starts and will bring a 3.11 ERA into a start against the Diamondbacks on the road next week.