Jake Peavy SP SF 2 hours ago

Peavy was blasted for six runs on four hits, walking five and striking out three over two-plus innings of a 13-1 loss to the Mets on Friday night.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Peavy (1-2) logged a couple of scoreless innings before the dam burst in the third. He faced six hitters in the inning - all of which reached and eventually scored - before departing. He then watched as the bullpen coughed up six more scores in a 12-run inning. Peavy was coming off his best start of the season, but this debacle drove his ERA back up to an obscene 8.61 on the year. He'll try to get things back on track against the light-hitting Reds in Cincinnati next time out.

Matt Adams 1B/DH STL 2 hours ago

Adams went 2-for-4 with a homer, a run and three RBI Friday against the Nationals.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Adams drove in his first run in the first inning to give the Cardinals a brief lead, and later, his two-run bomb got the team to within a run in the eighth inning of a game they'd go on to lose. He's only had 42 at-bats this month, and his struggles have led to a slash line of .238/.289/.429.

Victor Martinez 1B/DH DET 2 hours ago

Martinez went 4-for-5 with a double, home run, two RBI and three runs scored Friday against the Twins.

Competitive Edge Analysis

VMart's slash line has risen substantially over the last week after going 11-for-23 with three home runs, three doubles and eight RBI. His slash line now sits at .319/.388/.625 and he appears to be settling back into an excellent groove.

Michael Taylor LF/CF WSH 2 hours ago

Taylor went 1-for-4 with a solo homer Friday at the Cardinals.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Taylor's third homer of the year led off the game in a contest the Nationals would go on to win. He's struggled mightily this month, as his slash line sits at .195/.232/.338.

Jonathan Papelbon RP WSH 2 hours ago

Papelbon pitched a scoreless ninth inning while allowing a walk to earn his eighth save Friday at the Cardinals.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Papelbon walked the leadoff hitter before inducing the next hitter to ground into a double play to end the threat and protect the one-run lead he was given. He's now held opponents scoreless over his last five outings since blowing his only save of the season to lower his ERA to 2.61.

Mike Leake SP STL 3 hours ago

Leake (0-3) allowed five runs on five hits and one walk while striking out two over seven innings, but took the loss Friday against the Nationals.

Competitive Edge Analysis

After jumping out to a one-run lead after the first inning, a four-run fourth inning ultimately led to Leake losing his third straight decision. He's struggled mightily this season, as opponents have scored at least four runs against him in each of his five starts, and his ERA currently sits at 5.83 to go along with a 1.40 WHIP. He'll make his next start Wednesday against the Phillies.

Stephen Strasburg SP WSH 3 hours ago

Strasburg (4-0) allowed two runs on eight hits and one walk while striking out nine over seven innings to earn the win Friday at the Cardinals.

Competitive Edge Analysis

After allowing a pair of runs in the first inning, Strasburg settled down and didn't allow a run in his final six innings of work. He's now allowed two or fewer runs in four of his five starts, and he boasts a 2.25 ERA to go along with a 1.00 WHIP. He'll make his next start Wednesday at the Royals.

Ryan Howard 1B/DH PHI 3 hours ago

Howard was 3-for-5 with a pair of runs scored and a walk-off solo home run in the Phillies' win over Cleveland in 11 innings Friday night.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Howard is hitting a weak .214 on the year, but he has shown a flair for the dramatic with five home runs and 10 RBI to help the surprising Phillies build a 13-10 record. He'll sit against many tough lefties, and the average is not likely to be much help in fantasy circles, but he can still hit the ball a long way when he connects.

DTDTyler Skaggs SP LAA 3 hours ago

Skaggs is dealing with a shoulder injury and will be evaluated Monday in Los Angeles, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Skaggs entered the season with elbow issues and now it seems to have crept up into his shoulder. There's no telling how long he'll be out until the results of his medical evaluations are made public, making him a risky option to pursue in the meantime. At just 24 years old, Skaggs will be expected to join the Angels' bullpen at some point this season if he receives beneficial news Monday.

Adam Morgan SP PHI 3 hours ago

Morgan allowed three runs on five hits, walking one and striking out seven, but lasted just five innings while coming away with a no-decision against the Indians on Friday night.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley when Charlie Morton went on the disabled list, Morgan needed 97 pitches (63 for strikes) to cover five innings. Luckily, the bullpen then shut down the Indians for six innings allowing just one hit and striking out 11 in the Phillies' 4-3 win. He'll strive to be more efficient when he takes on the Cardinals in St. Louis next time out.