Chacin allowed one run on five hits and two walks while striking out six batters over six innings in a no-decision against the Giants on Saturday. It's been a career year for the 29-year-old righty, as Chacin wraps up 2017 with a 3.89 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 7.6 K/9. It's also worth noting that he was dominant at Petco Park with a 1.79 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and 7.5 K/9 over 16 starts. However, those home numbers also highlight how much Chacin struggled on the road. Looking ahead to 2018, with more consistency away from Petco, Chacin could quickly become a strong fantasy asset at a reasonable price.
Chacin (13-10) earned the win Saturday against the Rockies, throwing six shutout innings despite losing a no-hitter bid in his final frame. He struck out six, walked three and allowed the one hit. Though the right-hander lowered his ERA to 3.98 with the brilliant home outing, Chacin has displayed an up-and-down performance -- especially via his woeful 6.93 road ERA -- that has obscured some brilliant outings this year, making him a tough mixed-league starting option on the whole. Still, even in a road matchup to close out his 2017, he could help championship-chasing fantasy streamers next Saturday against the offensively challenged Giants at pitcher-friendly AT&T Park.
Chacin allowed three earned runs on five hits across 4.1 innings of a 4-3 win over the Rockies on Sunday. He also walked two and struck out four, failing to factor into the decision. Chacin departed while the Padres were behind 3-0, but a late-game comeback spared him from his 11th loss of the season. He's only won once since Aug. 2 and now owns a 4.12 ERA and 1.30 WHIP, which are right in line with his career marks of 3.96 and 1.34.
Chacin allowed four runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out five batters through five innings during Saturday's win over Arizona. He didn't factor into the decision. The veteran righty had settled into an impressive groove and entered Saturday's outing with a solid 3.07 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 7/6 K.9 over his previous 18 outings. The Diamondbacks are a daunting matchup, so it's probably wise not to overreact to Saturday's so-so showing. Additionally, it's important to highlight how dominant he's been at home this season with a 1.91 ERA and 1.00 WHIP. Those are matchup-proof numbers. Unfortunately, Chacin lines up to make his next start on the road at hitter-friendly Coors Field.
Chacin (12-10) picked up the win after holding the Dodgers to three runs (two earned) on five hits while striking out eight over seven innings Sunday. The eight strikeouts tied a season high for Chacin, and it was the first time in a quality start that he did not issue a walk. The 29-year-old struggled with his control in August, but that may have been a byproduct of some swelling in his pitching hand. While this was a promising start for the Friars' ace, fantasy owners should proceed with caution heading into his next outing on the road against the red-hot Diamondbacks on Friday.
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