Brandon McCarthy
SP LAD
3 days ago

McCarthy (4-1) allowed one run on three hits while walking one and striking out five over six innings in Sunday's 6-3 win over the Marlins.

EDGE Analysis

He got off to a great start by retiring the first 14 hitters he faced. McCarthy didn't allow his first hit until Derek Dietrich doubled in the fifth inning. It was a nice bounce-back effort for the 33-year-old after he allowed 10 runs in 10.2 innings in his previous two starts against the Giants and Phillies. When healthy, McCarthy is undervalued and can deliver some excellent outings for fantasy owners. With Los Angeles' rotation tight for spots, McCarthy may have just bought himself another turn through.

Brandon McCarthy
SP LAD
1 week ago

McCarthy will start Sunday against the Marlins, Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

McCarthy was roughed up Monday against the Giants in his return from the disabled list, surrendering six runs on eight hits and one walk over 5.2 innings. Despite his unimpressive results, the right-hander came out of the outing without any setbacks to his shoulder, so manager Dave Roberts will clear him to make his second start of the week. The Dodgers have been using a six-man rotation in recent weeks, but with McCarthy and Rich Hill coming off the DL within the past few days and Kenta Maeda (hamstring) on track for an activation next week, the team could have some tough choices for its starting staff. McCarthy may need to turn in a quality effort Sunday in order to maintain his rotation spot going forward.

Brandon McCarthy
SP LAD
1 week ago

McCarthy (3-1) allowed six runs on eight hits while walking one and striking out five over 5.2 innings in Monday's 8-4 loss to the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

The 33-year-old missed just one start while dealing with a sore right shoulder, but he looked rusty in the 103-pitch effort. The six-run outing was his worst showing of 2017 and raised his ERA to 4.15. He's sporting a nice 30:10 K:BB in 34.2 innings this year, though, and he can be an undervalued streamer when the matchups are right.

Brandon McCarthy
SP LAD
1 week ago

McCarthy (shoulder) was activated from the 10-day disabled list and has been confirmed as the starting pitcher for Monday's game against the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

McCarthy is apparently good to rejoin the Dodgers' rotation after missing his last start while on the disabled list with a sore shoulder. The 33-year-old is off to a nice start this season, posting a 3.10 ERA and 25:9 K:BB through five starts (29 innings).

Brandon McCarthy
SP LAD
2 weeks ago

McCarthy (shoulder) expects to be ready to rejoin the Dodgers Monday in San Francisco after the minimum ten days are up, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

McCarthy got through a simulated game Wednesday with no issues, also noting that he had no trouble fielding or taking batting practice. The Dodgers will likely wait to see how he feels Thursday, but -- barring any setbacks -- he appears to be on track to rejoin the Dodgers on Monday to start the series opener against the Giants.

Brandon McCarthy
SP LAD
2 weeks ago

McCarthy (shoulder) was placed on the 10-day disabled list Monday, MLB.com's Ken Gurnick reports.

EDGE Analysis

After being scratched from his scheduled start Monday, McCarthy now heads to the DL to deal with a sore left shoulder. While the initial scratch was seen as precautionary, the designation to the DL indicates there could potentially be something to worry about. The good news is the injury is located on his non-throwing shoulder. Los Angeles recalled left-hander Adam Liberatore in a corresponding move.

Brandon McCarthy
SP LAD
2 weeks ago

Alex Wood, not McCarthy (shoulder) will start Monday's game against the Pirates, Stephen J. Nesbitt of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

McCarthy, who recently tweaked his left shoulder while lifting weights, was initially on tap to start Sunday against the Padres, but that game was ultimately postponed due to rain. Rather than simply moving McCarthy back a day in the rotation, manager Dave Roberts has elected to delay the right-hander's return to the mound, likely for precautionary reasons more than anything else. It's unclear if McCarthy will start either of the other two games of the series with the Pirates, but the Dodgers don't seem to be fearful that he'll require a trip to the disabled list. When healthy, McCarthy has been excellent this season, generating a 3.10 ERA and 25 strikeouts over 29 innings through five starts.

Brandon McCarthy
SP LAD
2 weeks ago

McCarthy will not make his scheduled start Sunday against the Padres as the game has been postponed due to rain, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

The makeup game will be played as a double-header in San Diego on Sept. 2. Following Sunday's postponement, manager Dave Roberts said that the team is considering skipping McCarthy's start in the rotation this week, David Vassegh reports. We'll have to wait for official confirmation from the Dodgers.

Brandon McCarthy
SP LAD
3 weeks ago

McCarthy will have his next start pushed back to Sunday, Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

As a result, McCarthy will go into Sunday's start working on a full week of rest. He had his worst start of the season last time out -- the first time he has allowed more than two runs -- so maybe the extra time off will help him find the groove again. He owns a sharp 3.10 ERA and 1.21 WHIP over five starts.

Brandon McCarthy
SP LAD
4 weeks ago

McCarthy tossed five innings Saturday against the Phillies, giving up four runs on eight hits and a walk while striking out three en route to a no-decision.

EDGE Analysis

The injury-plagued 33-year-old didn't pitch poorly, but he would've been tagged with the loss had it not been for a four-run rally the Dodgers put together in the ninth inning to win the game. McCarthy displayed good command, throwing 59 of his 86 pitches for strikes, which kept his team in the game enough to come back in the end. Interestingly, this outing is arguably his worst of the season, as the four runs he allowed is the most he's given up all season, although his ERA still sits at a pretty 3.10 mark. It's unclear when McCarthy's next start will come due to the recent callup of uber-prospect Julio Urias and the impending activation of Rich Hill (finger) from the disabled list, but things should become clearer as the week rolls along.