Brad Ziegler slammed the door on the Braves in the ninth inning, notching his fourth save in Tuesday's 7-6 victory.
Ziegler allowed a leadoff single to Todd Cunningham, but got a series of ground balls -- his forte -- to close out the ballgame. The right-hander has had some difficulty on the mound as of late, but the Diamondbacks don't have many options at the back end of the bullpen, so he figures to see the lion's share of save chances for the foreseeable future and should be owned in all fantasy leagues. He's 4-for-6 in save chances with a 1.50 ERA and a 14/8 K/BB ratio in 24 innings.
Josh Collmenter just missed out on a quality start, yielding three runs in 5 2/3 innings as the Diamondbacks beat the Braves on Tuesday.
Collmenter was strong through five innings, but faltered in the sixth. He left with two on and two outs, and reliever J.C. Ramirez allowed both inherited runners to score along with three more of his own. Collmenter gave up six hits but walked none and struck out three. He's been solid more often than not despite an unsightly 5.03 ERA. He has a 1.36 WHIP and a 32/9 K/BB ratio over 62 2/3 innings as well, which he'll take into Sunday's home start against the Mets.
Shelby Miller got a no-decision in his worst outing of the season, surrendering four runs in 4 1/3 innings to the Diamondbacks as the Braves lost on Tuesday.
Miller entered the game with the best ERA among starters at 1.48, but the D'Backs didn't much care. The right-hander struggled mightily with control, walking six while giving up six hits and striking out only two. The control problems aren't enough to warrant concern, but fantasy owners should have known Miller wouldn't keep it up all season long. He still has a 1.89 ERA with a 1.00 WHIP and a 51/24 K/BB ratio over 71 1/3 innings. Miller will try to bounce back in a home start versus the Padres.
Paul Goldschmidt went 1-for-1 with four walks as the Diamondbacks fended off the Braves for a win on Tuesday.
One of the walks came with the bases loaded. With the way Goldschmidt has been hitting, it's hard to blame pitchers for wanting nothing to do with him. The first baseman is hitting .355/.471/.677 with 15 home runs, 44 RBI, and eight stolen bases.
Todd Cunningham went 3-for-4 with a two-run double, but the Braves dropped Tuesday's game to the Diamondbacks.
Cunningham capped off a five-run sixth inning with a two-run double, giving the Braves a temporary 6-4 lead. The 26-year-old had been held hitless over 19 plate appearances in his previous six games. He's batting only .277/.333/.362 on the year and doesn't have fantasy relevance at the moment.
A.J. Pollock gave the Diamondbacks a lead they wouldn't relinquish in the seventh inning with a two-run home run Tuesday versus the Braves.
Pollock went yard off of Brandon Cunniff to give the Diamondbacks a 7-6 lead in the seventh inning. He went 2-for-5 on the evening, also knocking in a run with a ground out. Pollock continues to do it all for the D'Backs, batting .314/.365/.474 with six home runs, 22 RBI, 34 runs scored, and 13 stolen bases.
C.J. Wilson gave up five runs in six innings of work Tuesday as the Angels lost 6-1 to the Rays.
Wilson was immediately behind after Logan Forsythe hit a two-run homer in the first inning. The Rays rallied for three more runs in Wilson's final inning. The lefty allowed only four hits in total but walked three and hit a batter while striking out seven. Wilson has struggled as of late, allowing four-plus runs in three of his last four starts, but he still has a productive 3.55 ERA with a 1.18 WHIP and a 56/24 K/BB ratio over 71 innings. He'll face the Rays again in his next start, this time on the road.
Logan Forsythe went 1-for-2 with a pair of walks and a two-run home run as the Rays beat the Angels on Tuesday.
Forsythe put the Rays on the board in the first inning, hitting a two-run home run off of C.J. Wilson. It's his sixth of the season, matching his career-high set in each of the last three seasons. With four months of the 2015 season left, it's safe to say he'll end up setting a new career-best. Forsythe is also hitting .288/.374/.475 with 24 RBI and 22 runs scored.