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Going Gomez
Brad Johnson covers the latest closer and stolen base news and notes from around the league including our surprising saves leader.
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Carlos Martinez was pounded for six runs in the second inning as the Cardinals fell to the Cubs on Wednesday.

Martinez looked pretty sharp in the top of the first, but it all fell apart for him in the top of the second as the Cubs rattled off six runs on six hits and two walks. The young Cardinals right-hander has struggled now in three straight outings -- since he began experiencing flu like-symptoms in early May. It's not quite panic time yet, but we're getting there. He has a pedestrian 4.25 ERA in nine starts overall.
May 25 - 5:40 PM

Jake Arrieta allowed four earned runs over five innings but got a win Wednesday in St. Louis.

Arrieta gave up a first-inning run for the first time in 12 months, but the Chicago offense backed him with a six-run outburst in the second. It was a rare off game for the reigning National League Cy Young Award winner, who watched his ERA rise from 1.29 to 1.72. He'll try to get back on track next week against the Dodgers.
May 25 - 5:33 PM

Melky Cabrera went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Wednesday's loss to the Indians.

With the White Sox trailing 4-1 in the eighth inning, Cabrera made matters slightly more interesting with his two-run home run off reliever Bryan Shaw. Alas, no more runs were to cross the plate and Cabrera's squad fell by a score of 4-3. The veteran outfielder is slashing .294/.362/.417 with nine doubles, three homers and 20 RBI over 180 at-bats.
May 25 - 5:33 PM

Marlins manager Don Mattingly said that Giancarlo Stanton is dealing with "a little soreness" on his right side.

Stanton is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Rays. It is not known if this current bout of soreness is related to a mid-May outfield collision with teammate Marcell Ozuna. Unless further word surfaces, the slugger should be considered day-to-day moving forward.
May 25 - 5:29 PM

Corey Kluber was fantastic in Wednesday's 4-3 win over the White Sox, firing 7 1/3 innings of two-run ball while striking out nine.

Only one of the two runs on Kluber's line was earned. The nine strikeouts stand as his second-best effort of 2016. After struggling for much of April, the ace right-hander has worked his ERA down to 3.78. He also holds a 1.11 WHIP and 67/16 K/BB ratio over 66 2/3 innings. He will look to continue to round into form in a home start against the Rangers next time he takes the ball.
May 25 - 5:21 PM

Jose Quintana turned in a quality start in Wednesday's loss to the Indians, surrendering three runs on five hits over six innings.

Quintana struck out eight and walked just one on the afternoon. He has now tossed at least six innings in nine of his 10 starts. With Wednesday's quality start under his belt, he will carry a 2.22 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 60/12 K/BB ratio (65 innings) into a road tilt with the Mets next time he toes the rubber.
May 25 - 5:20 PM

Rockies manager Walt Weiss said that Jorge De La Rosa will be moved to the bullpen for the time being.

This shouldn't be considered a huge surprise. De La Rosa was rocked for seven runs over 3 1/3 innings against the Red Sox on Tuesday and now holds an 11.41 ERA through six starts this season. He missed almost a month with a strained left groin suffered in late April, but was struggling even before the injury. With De La Rosa shifting to the bullpen, Chris Rusin will join the rotation.
May 25 - 5:18 PM

Maikel Franco (ankle) said that he expects to play against the Cubs on Friday.

Franco was forced out of Wednesday's showdown with the Tigers due to a right ankle sprain. He seemed unconcerned after the game and called the sprain "minor." Fantasy owners should check to make sure he is in the lineup on Friday, but early indications are that this should not be considered a serious injury.
May 25 - 5:11 PM
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