DTDDavid Robertson RP NYY 3 hours ago
Robertson was unavailable to pitch in Tuesday's game against the Marlins due to a sore right shoulder, Marc Carig of The Athletic New York reports.
The extra-inning affair may have provided a save chance for Robertson with closer Aroldis Chapman exiting the 12th inning with a knee injury, but Robertson's shoulder has been tender for a few days. The Yankees don't seem overly concerned about the right-hander, which could prove significant if Chapman is forced to miss any time. Robertson's availability for Wednesday's game remains unclear, but Thursday's scheduled off day provides a chance for some additional rest if the team opts to remain cautious.
Brad Hand RP CLE 3 hours ago
Hand struck out two in a perfect ninth inning Tuesday in Boston en route to his fifth save with the Indians (29th of the season).
Cody Allen picked up the save while allowing a run Monday, but he threw 28 pitches in that appearance. While Hand also pitched Monday, he only threw nine pitches, and with the lefty-hitting Andrew Benintendi leading off the ninth inning Tuesday, it made sense for the Indians to turn to the fresher southpaw over Allen. It seems clear that Allen and Hand will continue to get save opportunities, at least in the short term. With Hand pitching on back-to-back days, Allen would likely get the ball if a save situation arises Wednesday.
Masahiro Tanaka SP NYY 3 hours ago
Tanaka allowed one run on four hits and one walk across six innings in a no-decision Tuesday against the Marlins. He struck out four.
Tanaka allowed just three runners past first base and was only scored upon via a solo home run from Austin Dean in the fifth inning. Unfortunately, his team could't muster more offensive support, which extended his current streak to four starts without a win. Nevertheless, Tanaka threw 67 percent of his pitches for strikes and needed just 82 to work through six frames. He's now posted a shiny 10:1 K:BB across 12 innings while delivering back-to-back quality starts and will take a 3.90 ERA into this weekend's matchup with the Orioles.
DTDAroldis Chapman RP NYY 3 hours ago
Chapman was forced from Tuesday's game against the Marlins with left knee discomfort, Coley Harvey of ESPN.com reports.
It's the same knee and same area as the tendinitis that has bothered Chapman throughout the season, which is now a huge concern for the Yankees. The veteran left-hander will undergo an MRI to help determine the severity of the issue, which last flared up in early July.
Blake Snell SP TB 4 hours ago
Snell (15-5) tossed six innings of one-run ball while earning the win Tuesday against the Royals, allowing four hits and one walk with 11 strikeouts.
Snell threw 66 percent of his pitches for strikes and induced a whopping 23 swinging strikes as he recorded his second highest punchout total of the season. He limited baserunners to great effect and was only scored upon via a solo home run in the fifth inning. Snell had failed to top five innings pitched in any of his previous three starts since returning from the disabled list, so this 101-pitch effort was a good indicator that he's back to full strength. He'll look to produce more of the same this weekend against the Red Sox.
Kevin Gausman SP ATL 4 hours ago
Gausman (8-9) earned the win against the Pirates on Tuesday, striking out five and scattering four hits and two walks across eight scoreless innings.
Gausman gave up two hits and a walk during the sixth inning, but was otherwise dominant in Pittsburgh on Tuesday. The 27-year-old has now allowed only six runs and 20 hits over 27 innings during his four starts since being acquired by the Braves at the non-waiver trade deadline. Gausman currenlty lines up to start next Tuesday against Tampa Bay.
Shane Bieber P CLE 4 hours ago
Bieber (7-2) gave up three runs on five hits and zero walks while striking out five in 6.1 innings Tuesday in Boston. He picked up the win.
After winning four of his first five big-league starts, Bieber posted a 5.50 ERA and 1.43 WHIP over his next seven starts (37.2 innings). Fantasy owners may have lost faith after that run, but this was an impressive win on the road against an offense that leads the majors with a 117 wRC+ against right-handed pitching. He will look to build on this outing with a much more favorable matchup in Kansas City on Sunday.
Billy McKinney OF TOR 4 hours ago
McKinney went 2-for-3 with with a home run, two runs scored, three RBI and a walk in Tuesday's win over the Orioles.
McKinney hit his first major-league home run and is 5-for-11 with five RBI and two walks since being recalled from Triple-A Buffalo on Friday. The soon-to-be 24-year-old should continue to see at least semi-regular playing for the Blue Jays.
Victor Martínez DH DET 4 hours ago
Martinez went 3-for-4 with an RBI in Tuesday's win 2-1 win over the Cubs.
Martinez plated Jose Iglesias with a first-inning single to put the Tigers up 2-0, and it was all the offense Detroit needed to win a pitcher's duel. The veteran now has two three-hit performances over his past four games and he's batting .322 this month. Martinez could be primed for a late surge to end what he's said will be the final season of his 16-year MLB career.
DTDAroldis Chapman RP NYY 4 hours ago
Chapman exited Tuesday's game against the Marlins with an apparent injury, Marc Carig of The Athletic New York reports.
Chapman threw six pitches -- and only one strike -- as he entered to secure the save during the 12th inning. The specifics of the injury are not yet known.