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Dodgers' manager Dave Roberts indicated Friday that Clayton Kershaw (biceps) could rejoin the rotation on Thursday if everything goes well in Saturday's simulated game.

Kershaw is only expected to throw 60 pitches in that outing on Saturday, so even if everything does go smoothly, he would be on a limited pitch count in his return to the big league mound on Thursday.
May 25 - 11:54 PM

Nolan Arenado hit his ninth homer and walked twice as the Rockies edged the Reds 5-4 on Friday.

The homer off Sal Romano was Arenado's first since May 5, but he hasn't exactly been slumping; he's still hitting .320 with a .970 OPS. He'd be contending for the league lead in RBI per usual if the Rockies were doing a better job of getting on base in front of him.
May 25 - 11:45 PM

Max Scherzer secured his major-league leading eighth win after giving up four runs over six innings against the Marlins on Friday.

Scherzer wasn’t as sharp as usual. He surrendered seven hits, including a long game-tying two-run homer to Derek Dietrich in his final inning of work. But the Nationals scored three runs in the seventh to get him the win. Scherzer fanned four, walked a pair, and also hit a batter. This was the first time this season that he allowed more than two earned runs in a start. Still, Scherzer ranks third in the NL with a 2.13 ERA. He’ll face the Orioles in Baltimore next time out.
May 25 - 11:42 PM

Jose Urena yielded four runs over six innings in a no-decision Friday against the Nationals.

The damage came via the long ball, as Urena served up a two-run homer to Michael Taylor in the second inning and another two-run blast to Matt Adams in the sixth. He struck out seven and walked one in the no-decision. Urena remains stuck at 0-7 on the year to go along with a 4.69 ERA. He has a decent chance at his first win with a matchup against the Padres next week in San Diego.
May 25 - 11:41 PM

Jon Gray narrowly picked up a win after allowing four runs in six innings Friday against the Reds.

Mike Dunn, Adam Ottavino and Wade Davis protected a one-run lead the rest of the way. Gray's ERA is a disappointing 5.40, but his peripherals are sparkling, especially considering that he's a Coors Field pitcher. He struck out eight tonight and has a 71/16 K/BB ratio in 61 2/3 innings.
May 25 - 11:41 PM

Sean Doolittle secured a five-out save in Friday’s win over the Marlins.

It tied his longest outing of the season, though he needed just 13 pitches to get through it while retiring all five batters he faced. He struck out two batters along the way. Doolittle has been great since coming over from the A’s last year. He’s 10-for-11 in save chances this year while sporting a 2.01 ERA, 0.58 WHIP, and 35/3 K/BB ratio over 22 1/3 innings.
May 25 - 11:41 PM

Bryce Harper went 2-for-5 with a two-run double in Friday’s 9-5 win over the Marlins.

Trea Turner puts the Nationals in front with an infield single in the seventh and Harper followed with some valuable insurance runs with his opposite-field double. He’s now notched three multi-hit games in his last four, boosting his batting average to .237. Of course, batting average paints an incomplete picture of what Harper is doing. He leads the NL in homers (15) and walks (43) and ranks second in RBI (36).
May 25 - 11:40 PM

Sal Romano was tagged for five runs in 5 1/3 innings Friday in a loss to the Rockies.

Romano's rotation spot should be in danger; he's now 2-6 with a 5.89 ERA and a 39/29 K/BB ratio in 55 innings. He might fit best as a middle reliever anyway.
May 25 - 11:40 PM

Michael Taylor went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and two runs scored Friday against the Marlins.

It was his fourth homer of the season and his first since April 29. Taylor also racked up two more strikeouts on Friday, giving him 62 in 171 at-bats. The strikeout rate is up from last year and he’s also making more soft contact. It’s easy to blame part of his struggles on bad luck, but he’s earned it to an extent. Taylor has at least swiped 11 bases, but he owns a disappointing .193/.254/.339 batting line over 49 games.
May 25 - 11:39 PM

Derek Dietrich slugged a long two-run homer off Nationals ace Max Scherzer on Friday.

The second-deck blast tied the game in the sixth inning, though the Nationals eventually pulled away. Dietrich has homered twice in his last three games and owns a modest five-game hitting streak. He’s batting .256/.308/.407 overall. He’s still showing a knack for getting hit by pitches, but his patience has largely abandoned him in a regular role this year. There’s just not a lot of fantasy upside here.
May 25 - 11:39 PM

Ronald Guzman homered, tripled and drove in three runs as the Rangers beat the Royals 8-4 on Friday.

If Willie Calhoun could have gotten hot in Triple-A, Guzman might have lost his spot a week or two ago. However, he's now gone 7-for-15 with four homers in his last five games, raising his OPS from .571 to .765. We're not recommending him in mixed leagues, but he's definitely bought himself some more time now.
May 25 - 11:34 PM

Mike Minor yielded four runs in six innings Friday in a win over the Royals.

Minor has allowed 25 runs and 34 hits over 33 1/3 innings in his last six starts. There's no reason for the Rangers to consider removing him from the rotation, but he isn't of much fantasy interest with his 5.63 ERA to date.
May 25 - 11:33 PM

Eric Skoglund lost to the Rangers after allowing six runs in 4 1/3 innings on Friday.

The Royals have had plenty of opportunity to replace Skoglund if they wanted to, but they haven't done so yet. He's 1-5 with a 6.15 ERA right now; he's allowed three runs or fewer just three times in nine starts.
May 25 - 11:31 PM

Shin-Soo Choo had a solo homer and three walks Friday in the win over the Royals.

Choo's days of being a major fantasy asset are long gone, but he can still make a modest contribution; he won't excel in any category, but he's not a zero anywhere, either. He's batting .259 with seven homers and 22 RBI at the moment.
May 25 - 11:29 PM

Jorge Soler went 2-for-4 and hit his sixth homer Friday against the Rangers.

Soler entered the night in a 3-for-35 slump. Fortunately, he's pretty well established himself in the Royals lineup at this point, and it should take a much more significant drought to result in a reduction in playing time.
May 25 - 11:25 PM



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