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A.J. Pollock hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the top of the 10th inning Monday as the Diamondbacks defeated the Mets 3-2.

It proved to be a huge home run for the Wild Card-hunting Diamondbacks, after Michael Conforto answered with a solo shot off Fernando Rodney in the bottom of the 10th. Pollock isn't having a very good August overall and is up to just six home runs in 79 games this season, but the dynamic 29-year-old center fielder certainly possesses the goods to finish strong down the stretch.
Aug 21 - 11:30 PM

Andrew Albers gave up four runs (three earned) over five-plus innings in a 6-5 win over the Braves on Monday.

Albers allowed two runs over the first five innings before getting chased when the first two batters reached base in the sixth. They ultimately each came around to score. Albers fanned three and walked one in the victory. He has done a respectable job in back-to-back starts, but we wouldn’t bank on it continuing against the Yankees this weekend at Yankee Stadium.
Aug 21 - 11:24 PM

Fernando Rodney notched his 28th save of the year on Monday night against the Mets.

Rodney surrendered a solo homer to Michael Conforto in the bottom of the 10th but was ultimately able to ice a 3-2 extra-innings victory for the visiting Diamondbacks. The veteran closer is sporting a rough 4.91 ERA in 40 1/3 innings this season, but he technically hasn't blown a save since July 6.
Aug 21 - 11:23 PM

Mike Foltynewicz was knocked around for six runs over 5 2/3 innings in a loss to the Mariners on Monday.

It wasn’t too long ago that Foltynewicz appeared on the verge of a breakout, but he has now allowed five earned runs or more in four out of his last five starts. His ERA has jumped from 3.82 to 4.95 in that time. He can’t be trusted in mixed fantasy leagues right now.
Aug 21 - 11:23 PM

Edwin Diaz tossed a scoreless ninth inning Monday against the Braves for his 28th save of the season.

Diaz gave up a leadoff single to Ender Inciarte, but he was eventually thrown out stealing. The hard-throwing right-hander ended up throwing just five pitches in the frame. Diaz has looked rather shaky recently, but he has converted each of his last nine save chances.
Aug 21 - 11:23 PM

Yonder Alonso finished 3-for-5 with three RBI and two runs scored in Monday’s win over the Braves.

Alonso played two runs with a double in the fourth inning and doubled home another run in the sixth. He’s now batting .318 (14-for-44) through his first 12 games with Seattle.
Aug 21 - 11:22 PM

Ozzie Albies went 2-for-4 with a two-run triple and two runs scored Monday versus the Mariners.

The triple got the Braves back into things in the bottom of the sixth inning, but their rally ultimately fell short. Albies is hitting just .224 with a .274 on-base percentage through his first 19 games in the majors, but he has three multi-hit games in his last five. He also has three triples in that timespan.
Aug 21 - 11:21 PM

Ender Inciarte went 3-for-5 with an RBI single in Monday’s loss to the Mariners.

All three of his hits were singles. Inciarte led off the bottom of the ninth with a single against Mariners closer Edwin Diaz, but he was cut down trying to steal second base later on the frame. He’s now 17-for-23 in stolen base attempts this season to go along with a .299/.343/.403 batting line.
Aug 21 - 11:21 PM

Taijuan Walker worked 5 1/3 scoreless innings Monday in a no-decision against the Mets.

Arizona eventually won the game in extra innings, with the decision going to reliever Jimmie Sherfy. Walker surrendered seven hits but issued only one walk and struck out four. The 25-year-old right-hander will carry a cool 3.66 ERA into his next start at home against the out-of-contention Giants.
Aug 21 - 11:20 PM

Robert Gsellman worked 6 1/3 innings of one-run ball Monday in a no-decision versus the Diamondbacks.

Gsellman pitched well enough to deserve a victory, but the Mets' offense managed just two runs on 11 hits in the extra-innings loss to Arizona. Gsellman struck out three, issued just one walk, and limited the Diamondbacks to five hits -- all singles -- while working into the top of the seventh. The 24-year-old right-hander will take on the NL East-leading Nationals next time out and probably shouldn't be trusted as a fantasy streamer in that one, but he may have some good performances in him down the stretch.
Aug 21 - 11:16 PM

Michael Conforto cranked his 27th homer of the year in the Mets' loss to the Diamondbacks on Monday.

It was a solo shot in the bottom of the 10th inning off Arizona closer Fernando Rodney, and it brought New York to within one run. Conforto also singled and drew a walk in the eventual 3-2 defeat, finishing 2-for-4 with one RBI and one run scored. The 24-year-old outfielder boasts a .943 OPS in 107 games this season.
Aug 21 - 11:11 PM

Roberto Perez homered in the bottom of the second inning and helped the Indians earn a 5-4 walk-off win in the bottom of the 10th inning Monday night against the Red Sox.

Perez got Cleveland on the board with a three-run blast off Red Sox starter Eduardo Rodriguez and later drove in the winning run on a sacrifice bunt that was botched by Red Sox infielder Brock Holt. The 28-year-old backup catcher is slashing .180/.271/.273 with two home runs and 22 RBI in 50 games this season.
Aug 21 - 11:08 PM

Mike Clevinger gave up four earned runs over 4 1/3 innings Monday in a no-decision versus the Red Sox.

Cleveland eventually won the game in extra innings, with the decision going to Cody Allen. Clevinger was pitching on an odd schedule after last Wednesday's rainout and did not not look sharp, yielding four walks and four hits -- including two home runs. He stands 6-5 on the year with an up-and-down 3.97 ERA, 1.34 WHIP, and 99/48 K/BB ratio over 88 1/3 frames. Up next is a start at home against the Royals.
Aug 21 - 11:02 PM

Hanley Ramirez hit a two-run homer and drew a walk in Monday's extra-innings loss to the Indians.

It was just the second home run for Hanley since July 25. He entered play on Monday slashing just .208/.309/.375 in August, but there's reason to expect better production from the 33-year-old designated hitter along the stretch run.
Aug 21 - 10:59 PM

Eduardo Rodriguez allowed three earned runs over 5 2/3 innings Monday in a no-decision versus the Indians.

Boston eventually lost the game in extra innings. Rodriguez actually pitched pretty well overall, except for the three-run homer he surrendered to Indians backup catcher Roberto Perez in the bottom of the second. The 24-year-old left-hander will bring a 4.01 ERA and 1.25 WHIP into his next start at home versus the Orioles. He struck out five batters Monday and now has 107 strikeouts in 98 2/3 total innings this season.
Aug 21 - 10:55 PM



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