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  • Patrick Corbin SP | ARI

    Diamondbacks' Patrick Corbin: Evens record with eight sharp frames

    Corbin improved to 11-11 on the strength of eight strong innings against the Mets on Tuesday, striking out six while allowing just a single run on four hits and two walks.

    While there have been some stumbles along the way -- most notably a brutal implosion against the Cubs on Aug. 1 -- and he's been burned by unearned runs at times, Corbin has turned in a highly fantasy-relevant 13-start stretch. During that span, he's tossed exactly 80 innings, putting up a 2.93 ERA and 1.28 WHIP with 84 strikeouts. He's been particularly sharp since that awful outing in Chicago, having given up just four earned runs with a 31:6 K:BB in 29.1 innings over his last four starts, including a scoreless rematch against the Cubs and a near complete-game shutout in Houston. All in all, it looks like the lefty is finally starting to regain his pre-injury form. There'll still be bumps in the road, but he's raised his stock considerably nonetheless.

  • Tommy Milone SP | NYM

    Mets' Tommy Milone: Beaten up by Arizona

    Milone (1-3) gave up six runs (five earned) on five hits and a walk with five strikeouts over 4.2 innings en route to a loss Tuesday against the Diamondbacks.

    The Mets are rapidly learning what every other team Milone has played for already knew about the 30-year-old: He isn't particularly good, and his left-handedness isn't reason enough for him to stick in the majors. Arizona jumped on him early, with J.D. Martinez ripping a three-run homer in the top of the first; Milone ended up allowing runs in four of the five innings that saw him take the mound. While the injury-created gaps in the Mets' rotation may mean he retains a starting role for a while, there's pretty much nothing to see here from a fantasy perspective.

  • Giants' Jeff Samardzija: Sharp in Tuesday's no-decision

    Samardzija allowed two runs (one earned) on six hits and two walks over six innings during Tuesday's game against the Brewers. He struck out four and did not factor into the decision.

    Samardzija pieced together his best start of the month Tuesday as he was able to limit the Brewers to just one earned run over six solid innings. He was denied the win when reliever Albert Suarez allowed two runs to come across in the seventh inning. It's an encouraging start for Samardzija to build on, though he remains a rather unappealing fantasy option with his 4.67 ERA. He's best utilized as a streaming option against soft-hitting opponents and he'll get an opportunity to show off his upside in his upcoming scheduled start against the Padres on Monday.

  • Jimmy Nelson SP | MIL

    Brewers' Jimmy Nelson: Allows three runs in Tuesday's no-decision

    Nelson allowed three runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out six over five innings during Tuesday's game against the Giants. He did not factor into the decision.

    Nelson had difficulty limiting baserunners Tuesday and was fortunate to exit the contest with just three runs to his name. It could've been much worse, but the 28-year-old was able to work his way out of two separate one-out, bases-loaded jams. Nelson held a 3.24 ERA as recently as August 6, but has seen that figure inflate to 3.79 after allowing a total of 15 earned runs over his previous three starts. Things don't get any easier for the Brewers' ace, as he's scheduled to face off against the Dodgers on Sunday.

  • Padres' Clayton Richard: Plagued by long ball Tuesday

    Richard received a no-decision during Tuesday's win over the Cardinals. He allowed four runs on six hits and a walk while striking out six over 5.2 innings.

    Richard did enough to keep his team in the game, but failed to register a quality start for the first time since July 30. All four of his earned runs came via the home run, as he surrendered long balls to Jedd Gyorko, Stephen Piscotty and Yadier Molina. It was the first time since 2013 that Richard had allowed three homers in the same game. The 33-year-old will take a 4.89 ERA into his upcoming scheduled start Sunday against the Marlins.

  • Lance Lynn SP | STL

    Cardinals' Lance Lynn: Tagged for four runs against Padres

    Lynn allowed four runs on six hits and a walk while striking out four over six innings during Tuesday's loss to the Padres. He did not factor into the decision.

    Lynn allowed only seven baserunners in his six innings of work Tuesday, but was twice punished by Padres third baseman Yangervis Solarte. Solarte ripped a three-run double in the third inning and added an RBI double in the fifth to account for all four of Lynn's earned runs. Tuesday's shaky performance was the 30-year-old's first non-quality start since July 4, snapping a streak of eight consecutive quality outings. He'll look to rebound in his upcoming Sunday start against the Rays.

  • Nick Pivetta SP | PHI

    Phillies' Nick Pivetta: Optioned to Triple-A

    Pivetta was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Tuesday.

    Pivetta has had a tough season with the Phillies this year and experienced one of his worst outings Tuesday against the Marlins. The 24-year-old allowed six runs on seven hits and a walk before being pulled from the game after recording just four outs. He currently holds an unsightly 6.73 ERA, but will likely find himself back in the majors when rosters expand in September.

  • Lucas Sims RP | ATL

    Braves' Lucas Sims: Stifles Mariners on Tuesday

    Sims (2-3) tossed six scoreless innings to earn the win in Tuesday's 4-0 shutout of the Mariners, allowing three hits and two walks while striking out four.

    The rookie shaved over a full run off his ERA with the impressive outing. Sims now has a 4.13 ERA and 1.34 WHIP through his first five big-league starts, but his 15:8 K:BB in 28.1 innings suggests he's been more lucky than good. He'll next take the mound Monday in Philadelphia.

  • Brock Stewart SP | LAD

    Dodgers' Brock Stewart: Struggles in spot start versus Pirates

    Stewart allowed five runs on four hits and four walks over two innings in a no-decision Tuesday against the Pirates. He struck out two.

    Stewart was actually scoreless through two innings before unraveling in the third. Before retiring a batter he allowed a two-run home run to Starling Marte and loaded the bases, with each runner coming around to score against the bullpen. While he owns a respectable 3.38 ERA and 1.29 WHIP on the season, Stewart has allowed nine runs over his last 7.1 innings with the Dodgers and seems likely to return to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

  • Pirates' Jameson Taillon: Allows five runs in no-decision versus Dodgers

    Taillon allowed five runs on five hits and five walks across five innings in a no-decision Tuesday against the Dogers. He recorded one strikeout.

    Taillon was his own worst enemy in this one, throwing just 54 percent of his pitches for strikes while setting a season high in free passes. He loaded the bases before allowing three runs in the second inning while the Dodgers scratched single runs across in the first and the fourth. Taillon delivered back-to-back quality starts earlier this month, but he has allowed nine earned runs over his last two outings and will carry a lackluster 4.85 ERA into Sunday's start against the Reds.