Gordon Beckham 2B/SS/3B SF 23 minutes ago
Beckham could be in line to see starts both Friday and Saturday if Eduardo Nunez (hamstring) is indeed shutdown for the remainder of the regular season, CSN Bay Area.
With two lefties lined up to start for the Dodgers this weekend, the newly-acquired Beckham could see his first start at the hot corner this weekend. The veteran infielder was acquired from the Braves to form a platoon with Conor Gillaspie for however long Nunez remains sidelined. Beckham is batting just .233 with two homers in 40 at-bats against southpaws this season, so he is nothing more than a punt play in daily formats if he does indeed get a start Friday.
Conor Gillaspie 1B/3B/DH SF 35 minutes ago
Gillaspie got another start in place of Eduardo Nunez (hamstring), going 2-for-2 with a walk, an RBI and a run scored in Thursday's 7-2 win over the Rockies.
With just three games left in the regular season it is looking more and more likely that Nunez will not be returning to the lineup. If that is the case, then Gillaspie would split the remaining starts at third base with the newly-signed Gordon Beckham. With the Giants scheduled to face lefties both Friday and Saturday, Beckham would likely see starts over Gillaspie if Nunez is unable to suit up.
Dan Straily P CIN 59 minutes ago
Straily pitched six innings, allowing three runs on six hits and two walks while striking out seven Cardinals in Thursday's no-decision.
Straily fell short of earning his 15th victory but still notched his team-leading 20th quality start. A surprise success story for Cincinnati after being a waiver claim at the end of spring training, Straily finished with a career-high 14 wins while posting a 3.76 ERA. All 80 of the runs the right-hander allowed in a team-high 191.1 innings were earned, and the Reds went 20-11 in the games he started. Among his blemishes are the NL-leading 31 homers he gave up, 24 of which were solo shots -- including two long balls Thursday.
Alex Reyes SP STL 1 hour ago
Reyes pitched six innings, allowing one run on seven hits and two walks while striking out six Reds in Thursday's no-decision.
Reyes came through big, improving his team's position in the Wild Card standings Thursday. The Cardinals watched their rookie right-hander rise to the occasion by weaving his way through a few trouble spots for his third quality start of the month. Over six September innings, Reyes managed a 3-1 record with an impressive 1.97 ERA with 35 strikeouts in 32 innings.
Paulo Orlando OF KC 1 hour ago
Orlando went 4-for-4 and scored a run in Thursday's loss to the Twins.
Orlando is trying to finish the season over .300. He helped his cause with his third four-hit performance of the year, raising his average to .307. Orlando doubled and scored in the second, doubled in the third and singled in the sixth and the eighth. The outfielder's sophomore campaign (.307/.335/.410) has been a surprisingly large improvement from his rookie season (.249/.269/.444).
Danny Duffy P KC 1 hour ago
Duffy pitched 6.1 innings, allowing four runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out three in a no-decision Thursday against the Twins.
Duffy, who became the team's ace since moving from the bullpen in May, made his last start Thursday and was strong for six innings, giving up one run. But he got tagged for four hits and three runs in the seventh before leaving with one out. Duffy finished the season 12-3 with a 3.51 ERA. The 27-year-old southpaw set career highs in innings pitched, strikeouts and wins.
Johnny Cueto SP SF 2 hours ago
Cueto said he'd be ready to pitch Sunday on two days rest if called upon, the San Jose Mercury News' Andrew Baggarly reports.
He was brilliant in Thursday's start against the Rockies, giving up two runs on nine hits and a walk while striking out 11 over seven innings to pick up his 18th win of the season. The Giants are currently tied with the Mets for the two NL wild card spots, with the Cardinals one game behind. Ideally the Giants would be able to save Cueto for the wild card game, but it's possible he could be used in some fashion Sunday if a playoff spot is hanging in the balance.
Josh Collmenter P ATL 2 hours ago
Collmenter pitched seven innings, allowing one run on six hits and no walks while striking out four in Thursday's no-decision against Philadelphia.
Collmenter made three starts for the Braves since being acquired, all of which came in the second half of September. He went 2-0 with a 2.37 ERA and 16 strikeouts over 19 innings. It was quite an impressive set of outings considering he had not started a game since June 7, 2015.
Dansby Swanson SS ATL 2 hours ago
Swanson went 1-for-3 with a walk, homer and scored twice in Thursday's win over Philadelphia.
With his homer, Swanson continues to show he's slowly adjusting to big league pitching. All three of the shortstop's home runs have come since Sept. 6. During that span, the 22-year-old has batted .354 (23-for-65) with eight extra-base hits, 13 RBI and 14 runs.
OUTHomer Bailey SP CIN 2 hours ago
Bailey (biceps) is likely done for the season, the Cincinnati Enquirer's C. Trent Rosecrans reports.
This doesn't come as a surprise, as the Reds have listed their probable starters for the final series of the season and Bailey was not among that group. It has been over four weeks since he last pitched in a start against the Diamondbacks that was cut short by biceps tenderness. Ideally Bailey will be able to rest up this offseason and report to camp without limitations, as there will be a spot in the starting rotation waiting for him.