Jonathan Papelbon RP PHI 25 Mins
Papelbon blew a save opportunity Sunday against Miami, allowing four hits and four earned runs in the ninth inning.
Papelbon has been excellent for the Phillies this season, but it all went wrong for the closer on Sunday. His ERA jumped from 1.56 all the way up to 2.10 following the blown save, which was only his fourth of the season.
Collin McHugh SP HOU 39 Mins
McHugh will start Monday in place of Brad Peacock (back), according to the Astros official site.
Assuming everything stays in place, McHugh could be looking at a two-start week; we won't guarantee it, though, because Houston is using six starters and we don't know when Peacock might return. The Indians and Mariners come to Houston over the seven-day slate.
Brad Peacock SP HOU 41 Mins
Peacock is battling a sore back and won't make his Monday start, according to the Astros official site.
Peacock downplayed the issue, but it's not clear if we'll see him later in the week. Collin McHugh will start in his place Monday, facing the Indians.
Ryan Raburn LF/RF.. CLE 45 Mins
Raburn (knee) showed little improvement Sunday and could be headed for an MRI if he doesn't make much progress in the next few days, MLB.com reports. "He won't do anything today other than get treatment, and then we'll kind of see how the next day or so goes. If he starts to improve, that's good. If he doesn't, then we'd probably think about getting him an MRI or something," manager Terry Francona said.
There's a chance that Raburn's season will come to a premature end if he doesn't improve and the MRI shows anything more significant than the hyperextension. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Tom Koehler SP MIA 52 Mins
Koehler allowed seven hits and three runs (two earned) over six innings in a victory over the Phillies on Sunday.
Koehler threw 53 of his 90 pitches for strikes. His ERA now stands at 3.71, its lowest mark since July 31st. Koehler, who owns a 1.28 WHIP and 141:66 K:BB ratio in 179.1 innings this season, gets a crack at Washington at home Friday.
Enrique Hernandez 1B/LF.. MIA 55 Mins
Hernandez went 1-for-3 with a solo home run, a walk, and two runs scored in Sunday's win over Philadelphia.
It was Hernandez's first homer since joining up with Miami and his second overall this season. He's recorded only 10 at-bats with his new team after getting picked up in a trade in late July.
David Buchanan SP PHI 1 Hr
Buchanan went 6.1 strong innings Sunday, allowing five hits and one earned run against the Marlins.
Buchanan has been a solid piece of the Phillies' rotation, recording a 3.75 ERA and 1.28 WHIP through 18 starts (105.2 innings) this season. He's allowed two or fewer earned runs in six consecutive outings. The right-hander next takes the bump Friday in Oakland.
Neil Walker 2B PIT 1 Hr
Walker went 3-for-4 with a solo homer and two RBI on Sunday.
After going 0-for-5 on his birthday Thursday, the switch hitter has strung together seven hits in his last 15 at-bats. Walker leads all NL second basemen with 20 home runs (while playing at second base).
Yunel Escobar SS TB 1 Hr
Escobar went 3-for-5 with a double and a solo home run in Sunday's 6-5 victory over the Blue Jays.
Escobar has been on a roll at the dish recently, as the veteran shortstop has now put up four multi-hit performances across his last eight games. During this stretch, Escobar has gone 12-for-29 overall with three doubles, three homers and seven RBI.
Starling Marte LF/CF PIT 1 Hr
Marte (elbow) struck out in a pinch-hitting appearance Sunday.
The fact he was able to pinch-hit is a good sign for fantasy owners in Week 25. There are no guarantees he'll be back starting in left field Tuesday, but it looks like he return to regular action in the coming days.