Brandon McCarthy
SP LAD
2 days ago

McCarthy (6-3) tossed six shutout innings in Tuesday's 12-0 blowout of the Mets, striking out four while allowing just four hits and a walk.

EDGE Analysis

He continues to post sparkling numbers, as McCarthy's last six starts have seen him allow just six total runs in 34.1 innings -- that's a 1.57 ERA. The veteran righty's strikeout numbers remain fairly modest, but with a 2.87 ERA and 1.07 WHIP, he's putting up the best ratios of his career. McCarthy's lined up to make his next start Sunday at home against the Rockies.

Brandon McCarthy
SP LAD
1 week ago

McCarthy held the Indians to a single run on three hits and two walks over 5.1 innings Wednesday, but he didn't record a strikeout or factor into the decision.

EDGE Analysis

He actually had a strikeout-free shutout going until running into trouble in the sixth, giving up two hits before getting yanked and seeing the bullpen allow an inherited runner to score. Missing bats hasn't typically been a problem for McCarthy this year, but he also won't be confused with a whiff machine. Still, the peripherals seem to indicate that the success he's had this year (3.14 ERA, 1.10 WHIP) is more or less sustainable. That'll ensure he has a home on fantasy rosters far and wide.

Brandon McCarthy
SP LAD
2 weeks ago

McCarthy (5-3) held the Nationals to two runs on three hits over seven innings Tuesday, but he was saddled with the loss when the Dodgers fell to the Nationals 2-1.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran was dealing with a blister on his throwing hand in his previous outing, so fantasy owners should be relieved to see him bounce back with no issues Tuesday. The 33-year-old has quietly put together a useful fantasy season, posting a 3.28 ERA with a 3.4 K/BB ratio, numbers close to his fantasy-relevant days in Oakland. McCarthy's normal 71.7 percent strand rate and 3.17 FIP signals that his 2017 success is no fluke, making him a must-own pitcher until his numbers prove otherwise.

Brandon McCarthy
SP LAD
2 weeks ago

McCarthy (finger) will start as expected Tuesday against the Nationals.

EDGE Analysis

McCarthy exited early in his most recent start June 1 against the Cardinals after developing a blister on his right index finger, but after completing his normal pre-start bullpen session Sunday without incident, he'll be cleared to make his next turn in the rotation. While McCarthy has been excellent this season with a 3.38 ERA and 1.16 WHIP over 50.2 innings, he might not make for a strong DFS option while matching up against former Cy Young winner Max Scherzer and a Nationals offense whose .348 wOBA is tied with the Astros for the best mark in baseball.

Brandon McCarthy
SP LAD
3 weeks ago

McCarthy (finger) felt fine during his Sunday bullpen session and expects to make his scheduled start Tuesday against the Nationals, Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

McCarthy's availability for Tuesday's contest was to be determined by the outcome of Sunday's bullpen session and it appears that everything went according to plan. The 33-year-old will face off against Max Scherzer and the Nationals on Tuesday.

Brandon McCarthy
SP LAD
3 weeks ago

McCarthy (finger) will throw a bullpen session Sunday that will determine if he's able to make his scheduled start on Tuesday, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

McCarthy was lifted early from Thursday's game against the Cardinals after developing a blister on his right index finger. McCarthy's availability for Tuesday's start against the Nationals will be dependent on the outcome of his bullpen session. If he's not ready to take the mound, Julio Urias is a likely candidate to be recalled as his replacement. An update on his status should become available following the conclusion of the throwing session.

Brandon McCarthy
SP LAD
3 weeks ago

McCarthy was pulled from Thursday's game against the Cardinals after 85 pitches due to a blister on his right index finger, Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

McCarthy allowed two runs on seven hits and one walk while striking out six batters before being replaced by Josh Fields in the fifth innings. It's unclear if the blister will force McCarthy to miss his next turn in the rotation, but it will be something to monitor given the blister issues that have bothered teammate Rich Hill in the past. If McCarthy is able to take his next turn in the rotation, he would likely face Max Scherzer and the Nationals on Tuesday.

Brandon McCarthy
SP LAD
3 weeks ago

McCarthy (knee) will take the mound for Thursday's game against the Cardinals, SportsNet LA reports.

EDGE Analysis

He is listed on Thursday's lineup card, so it is safe to deploy the oft-injured righty. McCarthy exited his last start with knee tendinitis, and it would not be surprising if he only logs five or six innings, regardless of how well he is pitching.

Brandon McCarthy
SP LAD
4 weeks ago

McCarthy (knee) intends to make his next scheduled start Thursday against the Cardinals, David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

McCarthy underwent an MRI following his early exit Saturday, and the results revealed tendinitis, a known condition that McCarthy has been managing all season. Barring an unexpected turn of events, McCarthy will be lined up to face the red-hot Adam Wainwright in Thursday's matchup.

Brandon McCarthy
SP LAD
4 weeks ago

McCarthy was removed from Saturday's start after the sixth inning with right knee tendinitis, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran right-hander had cruised through six innings, allowing just two hits and striking out six while throwing just 79 pitches. Unfortunately, manager Dave Roberts said McCarthy had complained about the issue in the fourth inning and was removed as a precautionary measure prior to the seventh. Consider McCarthy day-to-day moving forward, as he aims to be ready for his next scheduled start, Thursday against St. Louis.