Carlos Beltran (shoulder, wrist) is back in the Yankees' starting lineup on Saturday against the Rays.
Beltran sat out of Friday's game after flipping over a short outfield fence while trying to make a diving catch on Thursday. He has some soreness in his right shoulder and wrist, but an MRI was taken and came up clean.
Lance Lynn yielded one run over 5 2/3 innings in Saturday's 4-3 win over the Nationals.
Lynn left with the bases loaded and two out in the bottom of the sixth inning. Fortunately for him, Kevin Siegrest was able to get Danny Espinosa to fly out to center field to end the threat. Lynn gave up five hits and three walks while fanning five batters. Oh, and he also had an RBI double in a three-run second inning against Jordan Zimmermann. He's now 4-0 with a 3.42 ERA and 27/7 K/BB ratio through 23 2/3 innings. The Mets are on tap for next week.
Trevor Rosenthal persevered through a shaky ninth inning Saturday against the Nationals to lock down his fifth save of the season.
After entering the bottom of the ninth inning with a two-run lead, Rosenthal got Nate McLouth to pop out to first base for the first out. However, he then walked Zach Walters before he was hit with a comebacker and made a late throw to second base while trying to force the lead runner. Making matters worse, he then balked to move both runners into scoring position. While the Nationals cut the lead to one run with a ground out by Kevin Frandsen, Rosenthal struck out Jayson Werth swinging with a 99 mph fastball to end it. Things have been bumpier than expected for Rosenthal in the early going, giving up seven runs in 9 1/3 innings, but he still has a chance to emerge as a top fantasy closer this year.
Jordan Zimmermann took the loss Saturday after giving up four runs -- one earned -- over seven innings against the Cardinals.
A throwing error by Anthony Rendon in the third inning opened the door for three runs to score. Zimmerman fanned six and walked a pair in the loss. He now owns a 3.92 ERA through four starts and has worked seven innings in back-to-back outings. The Nationals will send him to the hill against the Angels next week at home in an interleague matchup.
Bryce Harper was pulled from Saturday's loss to the Cardinals for not running out a groundball.
Nationals manager Matt Williams called it a "lack of hustle." Harper has been bothered for over a week by quad discomfort, so you can understand why he might be taking it easy on routine groundouts. This is a truly odd situation, but one that should ultimately blow over. "I respect what he did," Harper told the media.
Danny Espinosa smacked a solo homer in Saturday's loss to the Cardinals.
It was Espinosa's first major league home run since last May 5. He had a chance to do some more damage later on, but flew out to center field with the bases loaded in the sixth inning. Espinosa might not hit for a high batting average, but he should be useful in mixed fantasy leagues until Ryan Zimmerman (thumb) comes off the disabled list.
Denard Span went 2-for-5 with a strikeout in his return from the disabled list Saturday.
Span missed just over one week with concussion symptoms. The 30-year-old was back in the leadoff spot Saturday while Anthony Rendon was moved down to the No. 5 spot. He remains a useful option in deeper mixed formats.
Tony Cruz went 2-for-4 with a two-run single and a run scored Saturday against the Nationals.
Cruz took advantage of a rare start behind the plate, as Yadier Molina got the afternoon off. If all goes according to plan for the Cardinals, Cruz won't see the field that often this year.