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Jake Thompson has been shut down for the year.

Thompson allowed three earned runs over four innings Sunday in the Phillies' 17-0 blowout loss to the Mets, leaving him with a 5.70 ERA in 53 2/3 innings for the season. The young right-hander did show some promise in his first taste of the majors -- if you look beyond the ugly overall numbers -- and he should open the 2017 campaign as a member of the Philadelphia starting rotation assuming all goes smoothly next spring. Acquired from the Rangers in last year's Cole Hamels trade, Thompson has a bright future ahead.
Source: Philly Voice
Sep 26 - 8:58 AM

Rob Zastryzny will make his first major league start this Thursday against the Pirates.

It'll be part of a bullpen game for the National League Central-champion Cubs, with Zastryzny probably covering the first 2-3 innings. The 24-year-old southpaw has registered an impressive 1.46 ERA with 13 strikeouts over his first 12 1/3 major league frames. He should be on the postseason roster as a lefty relief specialist.
Source: Cubs.mlb.com
Sep 26 - 8:55 AM

Ben Zobrist had a nice night at the dish in Sunday's 3-1 victory over the Cardinals, going 3-for-4 with a double and a pair of runs scored.

His pace has certainly cooled after a blistering start to the season, but he has still been a solid producer in the middle of the Cubs lineup throughout the season. With the three-hit attack, Zobrist is now hitting .272/.385/.431 with 15 homers and 72 RBI on the year.
Sep 25 - 11:30 PM

Jon Lester was brilliant in Sunday night's victory over the Cardinals, racking up seven strikeouts over 6 2/3 innings of shutout baseball.

The veteran southpaw scattered just three hits and a walk on the masterful evening. He has been absolutely outstanding down the stretch and has built up a very strong case for the National League Cy Young Award. Now 19-4 on the season, he'll carry a 2.28 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 191/49 K/BB ration into his final regular season tune-up against the Reds in Cincinnati on Friday.
Sep 25 - 11:28 PM

Jhonny Peralta went 1-for-4 and plated the Cardinals' lone run in Sunday night's loss to the Cubs.

His run-scoring single in the eighth inning got the Cardinals on the board, cutting their deficit in half at 2-1. That would be the extent of their offense though. It has been a disappointing and injury-plagued season for the veteran infielder who is now hitting .251/.298/.395 with seven homers and 25 RBI in his 75 games.
Sep 25 - 11:24 PM

Carlos Martinez logged a quality start in Sunday's loss to the Cubs, allowing just two runs on six hits over his six innings of work.

The right-hander walked four and punched out six on the night. He made it through the first four frames unscathed before David Ross belted a solo homer in the fifth inning. Addison Russell then tacked on an RBI double the following inning to complete the damage. Martinez has had an excellent season overall, compiling a 3.15 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 165/69 K/BB ratio over 188 2/3 innings. He'll take his final turn of the regular season on Friday against the Pirates.
Sep 25 - 11:19 PM

Eduardo Nunez is scheduled to undergo an MRI on his injured right hamstring.

Nunez sustained the injury while sliding, forcing his early exit from Sunday's game against the Padres. The speedy infielder doesn't believe that it's serious though and remains hopeful that he'll be in the starting lineup on Tuesday.
Sep 25 - 8:57 PM

Adam Rosales went 1-for-3 with a homer and a walk as the Padres came from behind to beat the Giants 4-3 on Sunday afternoon in San Diego.

Rosales tagged Giants starter Ty Blach for a solo shot in the third inning, pulling the Padres to within a run at 3-2. The lefty-mashing utility man has been on a tear as of late and is now slashing .232/.322/.502 with 13 long balls and 35 RBI on the season.
Sep 25 - 8:51 PM

Clayton Richard pitched well in a no-decision against the Giants on Sunday, allowing three runs (two earned) on five hits over six frames.

Richard also issued three walks and struck out only one on the afternoon. All of the damage against him came during a three-run rally in the third inning, highlighted by a two-run single from Buster Posey. Inexplicably, Richard has pitched very well since rejoining the Padres, posting a 2.01 ERA over 49 1/3 innings. He'll take on the Diamondbacks in Arizona on the final day of the regular season.
Sep 25 - 8:45 PM

Buster Posey went 1-for-3 and delivered a two-run single as the Giants fell to the Padres in San Diego on Sunday.

His run-scoring knock off of Clayton Richard came during a three-run rally in the third inning that gave the Giants an early 3-1 lead. Unfortunately, that would be the extent of their offense in the contest. Posey has disappointed relative to expectations this season, slashing .288/.358/.434 with only 13 homers and 73 RBI on the season.
Sep 25 - 8:41 PM

Ty Blach struggled in his spot start against the Padres on Sunday, allowing two runs on four hits across three innings.

The southpaw also issued three walks while striking out three on the afternoon. Blach gave up an RBI single in the second inning and a solo homer to Adam Rosales in the third. He couldn't have drawn an easier first draw taking on the Padres in San Diego, and the results were disappointing. He'll return to a role in the bullpen over the final week of the regular season.
Sep 25 - 8:38 PM

Corey Seager smashed a game-tying home run in the ninth inning on Sunday, which ultimately led to the Dodgers defeating the Rockies 4-3.

Seager tied the game at 2-2 with a run-scoring triple in the seventh inning. He then tagged Rockies closer Adam Ottavino for the game-tying blast with two outs in the ninth inning to force extras, where Charlie Culberson socked a walk-off homer in the 10th. Seager finished the day 3-for-5 and is now hitting a robust .313/.371/.523 with 26 homers and 72 RBI on the season.
Sep 25 - 8:23 PM

Brandon McCarthy pitched well in a no-decision against the Rockies on Sunday, allowing two runs on four hits over his 5 1/3 innings.

The veteran right-hander punched out six on the afternoon and walked just one. It was a nice return to the rotation for McCarthy, who was thrust into emergency duty when the club pushed Rich Hill's next start back. He could stick in the rotation to make another start next week, and would be worth a look as a streaming option in that case.
Sep 25 - 8:19 PM

David Dahl clobbered a solo homer on Sunday as the Rockies fell to the Dodgers in Los Angeles.

Dahl's solo blast off of Dodgers' closer Kenley Jansen gave the Rockies a 3-2 lead in the ninth inning, but it would prove to be short-lived. The homer was Dahl's lone hit in four at-bats on the afternoon. He has acclimated himself well to big league pitching thus far, slashing .315/.357/.500 with seven homers and 23 RBI.
Sep 25 - 8:17 PM

Tyler Anderson logged a quality start in a no-decision against the Dodgers on Sunday, surrendering two runs on 10 hits over 6 1/3 innings.

The left-hander walked two and struck out only one batter on the afternoon. The Dodgers scratched out a run against him in the third inning and then tied the score with Corey Seager's RBI triple in the seventh. Anderson has done a really nice job in the Rockies rotation this season, compiling a 3.54 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and a 99/28 K/BB ratio over 114 1/3 innings. He'll wrap up his season on Saturday against the Brewers.
Sep 25 - 8:12 PM


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