Jacob deGrom allowed 10 hits and five runs over 3 2/3 innings in a loss to the Marlins on Saturday.
The start, both in hits allowed and runs given up, goes down as his worst in 17 starts this year. That speaks to how bad the 28-year-old was on Saturday but also to how good he's been this year, as deGrom is still 6-5 with a 2.73 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 103/24 K/BB ratio after the loss. DeGrom will look to get back on the horse Thursday against the Rockies.
Francisco Lindor stroked two singles in four at-bats and scored a run on Saturday.
He is batting .304 with 12 homers, 68 runs, 49 RBI and 13 steals. Lindor has hit better in the majors than he ever did in the minors. He has been a very productive fantasy shortstop the last two seasons and is still only 22 years old.
Jose Fernandez allowed two runs over seven innings in Saturday's win over the Mets.
Fernandez surrendered seven hits and walked two on the evening, striking out seven. The win was his 12th of the year, third-most in the NL. The 23-year-old owns a 2.54 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 175/35 K/BB ratio into Thursday's start at the Cardinals.
Jay Bruce went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run to lead the Reds to a 6-1 win over the Diamondbacks on Saturday.
The blast gave him 20 for the season with 69 RBI. He also doubled tonight. His .859 OPS is a nice gift for his owners after his sub-par 2014 and 2015 seasons. Bruce is highly likely to be traded in the next 10 days, but tonight he remained a key member of the team that drafted him in the first round in 2005.
Keyvius Sampson surrendered one run in 4 1/3 innings but didn't last long enough to qualify for the win as the Reds beat the Diamondbacks on Saturday.
Making his first start of the season after seven relief appearances, Sampson struck out six and walked two while allowing four base hits. He has a 4.79 ERA with 22 strikeouts and a whopping 16 walks in 20 2/3 innings. Despite the solid effort in tonight's spot start, Sampson is not a recommended pitcher to add to your team.