Henderson Alvarez SP MIA 15 Hrs
Henderson Alvarez threw seven scoreless innings in the Marlins' 3-0 shutout of the Nationals on Tuesday.
Alvarez had one sticky situation in the second inning that required a bit of magic -- and some luck -- but he otherwise quieted the Nationals over his seven innings. The right-hander allowed just three hits and walked four on the evening. The All-Star moved to 8-5 with a 2.48 ERA through 22 starts this season, and he'll square off with the Reds on Sunday.
Henderson Alvarez SP MIA 6 Days
Henderson Alvarez was solid over eight innings, allowing just two runs, but took a no-decision as the Marlins won 3-2 against the Braves on Thursday.
Alvarez made one big mistake, allowing a two-run home run to Chris Johnson in the second inning. Other than that, he stymied the Braves, allowing six hits overall while walking one and striking out four. In the process, he lowers his ERA a couple points to 2.62 and is now carrying a 1.23 WHIP and a 79/23 K/BB ratio. He'll face the Nationals at home in his next start.
Henderson Alvarez SP MIA 9 Days
Henderson Alvarez (shin) has been cleared to make his scheduled start on Thursday in Houston.
Alvarez had to leave Saturday's outing after being hit on the left shin by a comebacker, but he only has a bruise and is feeling much better. The All-Star has put up a 2.64 ERA over 20 starts for the Marlins this season.
Henderson Alvarez SP MIA 11 Days
Henderson Alvarez left Saturday's game versus the Giants after being hit by a comebacker.
Alvarez's injury looks to be a left shin contusion. He should be considered day-to-day for now.
Henderson Alvarez SP MIA 18 Days
Henderson Alvarez was named to the National League All-Star team as an injury replacement for Jordan Zimmermann.
Alvarez will be the second member of the Marlins headed to Minneapolis, joining teammate Giancarlo Stanton. He's certainly had a deserving first half, registering a 6-4 record, 2.63 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 73/22 K/BB ratio over his 120 innings of work.
Henderson Alvarez SP MIA 19 Days
Henderson Alvarez was knocked around for six runs over five innings in a loss to the Mets on Friday.
Alvarez entered Friday's outing with 18 1/3 consecutive scoreless innings against the Mets, but they finally managed to get the best of him. He struck out three and walked none en route to his first loss since May 11. Even with the clunker, he'll finish off the first half with an excellent 2.63 ERA across 19 starts.
Henderson Alvarez SP MIA 24 Days
Henderson Alvarez allowed one run on five hits over seven innings as the Marlins beat the Cardinals 8-4 on Sunday.
Alvarez continued a string of impressive starts, allowing only a solo home run to Kolten Wong on the afternoon. He also went 3-for-4 at the dish to boot. The right-hander hasn't allowed more than two runs in a start in his past nine outings, lowering his ERA to 2.27. Alvarez has one more start before the All-Star break, and that will come Saturday at the Mets.
Henderson Alvarez SP MIA 29 Days
Henderson Alvarez took a no-decision, allowing two runs over seven innings as the Marlins defeated the Phillies 5-4 in 11 innings on Tuesday.
Alvarez was in line for the win until Kevin Gregg allowed back-to-back home runs in the eighth inning to tie the ballgame at 4-4. Alvarez was solid, however, allowing seven hits, walking one, and striking out three in the effort. The right-hander's solid season continues, as he is the proud owner of a 2.33 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, and a 67/21 K/BB ratio. Alvarez will face the Cardinals on the road in his next start.
Henderson Alvarez SP MIA 1 Month
Henderson Alvarez improved to 5-3, allowing two runs (one earned) over 6 2/3 innings as the Marlins defeated the Phillies 3-2 on Wednesday.
That's now seven consecutive starts in which Alvarez has allowed two runs or fewer. Of the seven hits Alvarez allowed, only one went for extra bases. He also yielded only two walks while striking out three. The right-hander has an impressive 2.32 ERA, a 1.28 WHIP, and a 64/20 K/BB ratio. He'll face the Phillies again in his next start, but he'll have the benefit of home field advantage.
Henderson Alvarez SP MIA 1 Month
Henderson Alvarez held the Mets scoreless over 6 1/3 innings on Friday as part of a 3-2 victory.
Alvarez got the victory, but he owes an assist to Marcell Ozuna, who threw out the potential tying run at the plate in both the eight and ninth innings. Alvarez gave up seven hits, but six of them were singles. He also struck out five batters without issuing a walk. The 24-year-old has now thrown 18 1/3 consecutive scoreless innings against the Mets and owns a 1.44 ERA at home this season. The strikeouts aren't always going to be there, but Alvarez is an undervalued asset in fantasy leagues.