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Julio Teheran was charged with six runs in six innings Wednesday against the Diamondbacks.

Teheran's stuff hasn't looked particularly crisp since he came off the disabled list last week, and it's worth wondering if he can recapture his first-half success before the season ends. He allowed 11 hits in all tonight, two of them homers.
Aug 25 - 1:48 AM

Zack Greinke allowed four runs over six innings in a no-decision Wednesday against the Braves.

Greinke picked up his 2,000th career strikeout in an otherwise unmemorable outing. He's given up four runs on seven occasions this year after doing so just twice in 2015.
Aug 25 - 1:47 AM

After entering the ninth with a 9-5 lead, Enrique Burgos gave up four runs without retiring a batter Wednesday against the Braves.

Burgos just got the closer gig from Jake Barrett last week, but he's probably thrown it away now (he also blew a save on Monday). The Diamondbacks could go back to Barrett or turn to Daniel Hudson, who has put together a nice August following his July implosion. We'd say Hudson is worth a shot.
Aug 25 - 1:45 AM

Finally making his Dodgers debut, Rich Hill earned a win after shutting out the Giants for six innings on Wednesday.

Hill allowed five hits, all of them singles, and walked none to outduel Johnny Cueto in what ended up being a 1-0 game. He came out after 81 pitches, which seemed appropriate after his lengthy DL stint due to a blister. He should be able to throw closer to 100 next time out.
Aug 25 - 1:11 AM

Johnny Cueto took the loss in a 1-0 game Wednesday against the Dodgers.

Cueto pitched six innings and gave up a homer to Justin Turner in the fourth as the only damage. Cueto fell to 1-3 since the All-Star break after finishing the first half 13-1. He hasn't been that bad, though; he has a 3.91 ERA and a 43/10 K/BB ratio in his eight starts since the break.
Aug 25 - 1:09 AM

Justin Turner went 2-for-3 and homered to account for the only run in the Dodgers' win over the Giants on Wednesday.

Turner is up to 24 homers in 485 plate appearances this year. For the Mets in 2011, he had four homers in 487 plate appearances. Legitimately one of the NL's best players the last three years, Turner is going to be a fascinating free agent this winter.
Aug 25 - 1:07 AM

Miguel Cabrera went 4-for-5 with a home run and two RBI to lead the Tigers to a 9-4 victory over the Twins on Wednesday.

His solo blast in the first inning opened the scoring. He then contributed an RBI double in the third inning before adding another double and a single. The future Hall of Famer is batting .313/.386/.552 with 28 home runs, 80 RBI, and 71 runs scored in 124 games.
Aug 25 - 12:54 AM

Matt Boyd struck out seven while yielding three runs in six innings to earn a win versus the Twins on Wednesday.

It wasn't always pretty as he served up home runs to Robbie Grossman and Brian Dozier. Luckily they were both solo blasts that didn't do excessive harm. The win boosts his record to 5-2 with a 3.98 ERA after 13 starts and two relief appearances. His 64 to 24 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 74 2/3 innings at the age of 25 gives him some intrigue as a middle-of-the-rotation streamer with upside.
Aug 25 - 12:48 AM

Tyler Duffey lasted only three innings while getting pounded for six runs in a loss to the Tigers on Wednesday.

He gave up seven hits and a walk while fanning two in the brief and unpleasant outing. Miguel Cabrera took him deep for a solo homer in the first inning. The biggest blow was a three-run shot by Justin Upton in his third and final frame. It is hard to imagine the Twins will continue to run him out there considering he has a brutal 6.24 ERA after 22 starts. That would be the worst ERA in the major leagues but he is a few innings shy of qualifying for that dishonor.
Aug 25 - 12:41 AM

Carlos Martinez held the Mets to one run in eight innings to cruise to a win Wednesday.

Martinez threw 97 pitches in the gem. He also had a couple of hits, raising his average to .255 this season. Martinez will carry a 12-7 record into his next start against the Brewers on Monday.
Aug 25 - 12:32 AM

Justin Upton blasted a three-run jack to help lead the Tigers over the Twins on Wednesday.

He added a single to finish the night 2-for-5. He has been performing a little better lately but it has been a very disappointing season for his owners. He has a .236 batting average with 16 home runs, 55 RBI and eight stolen bases in what has been by far the worst year of his career.
Aug 25 - 12:30 AM

Jacob deGrom surrendered five runs and 12 hits in 4 2/3 innings Wednesday in a loss to the Cardinals.

DeGrom has followed up a couple of awesome months with a pair of ugly starts the last six days. He gave up three homers tonight after allowing a total of 12 in 22 starts coming in. It doesn't seem like his stuff has fallen off suddenly, so let's assume he'll bounce back next time out when he faces the Marlins.
Aug 25 - 12:29 AM

Stephen Piscotty finished 3-for-5 with a homer and three RBI in Wednesday's rout of the Mets.

Piscotty has four homers and 10 RBI in his last 10 games. His average and OBP have slipped, but he's remained pretty valuable anyway.
Aug 25 - 12:25 AM

Batting seventh, Randal Grichuk homered, doubled and walked against the Mets on Wednesday.

It certainly helps when Mike Matheny hits Grichuk somewhere other than eighth in front of the pitcher. It's just a terrible spot for someone with his ample power and subpar plate discipline. Hitting in front of an actual hitter will get him something to hit once in a while, as it did tonight.
Aug 25 - 12:24 AM

Brian Dozier connected for his 30th home run of the season in the Twins' loss to the Tigers on Wednesday.

He added a single and finished 2-for-4 with a walk and two runs scored. Dozier has generated a sudden burst of power lately with 13 home runs in his last 23 games. This is the first 30-homer season in Dozier's career. He has a .270 batting average this year after being a burden in that fantasy category in all prior seasons. He contributes nicely across the board with 79 runs scored, 76 RBI and 10 stolen bases.
Aug 25 - 12:23 AM



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