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L. Patiño - RP
Luis Patino surrendered one run on three hits over 1 2/3 innings on Saturday in a no-decision against the Mariners.
Patino was recalled from the Padres’ alternate training site and handed the starting assignment -- his first major-league start -- in a bullpen game after Mike Clevinger was scratched just a few hours before his scheduled outing due to biceps tightness. He recorded three strikeouts and also issued a pair of walks. The hard-throwing 20-year-old righty remains one of the top pitching prospects in baseball and has an extremely bright future, but it doesn't look like he's quite ready to experience sustained success at the major-league level right now. He owns a bloated 5.51 ERA, 1.90 WHIP and 19/13 K/BB ratio across 16 1/3 innings (10 appearances, one start) this season.
Added 1:19 am (EST)
J. Sheffield - SP
Justus Sheffield surrendered one run over six innings on Saturday in a win over the Padres.
Sheffield yielded six hits, struck out five batters and only issued a pair of walks. An RBI single by Manny Machado in the third inning represented the lone tally against him in this one. He threw a career-high 99 pitches (57 strikes) in this one. The 24-year-old southpaw has made tremendous progress, emerging as a viable mixed-league option for fantasy managers this season. He’s recorded a 3.75 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 47/18 K/BB ratio across 50 1/3 innings (nine starts). He’ll close out the regular season with a home matchup against the division-rival Athletics on Saturday.
Added 1:14 am (EST)
Yoshihisa Hirano wriggled out of a bases-loaded jam, preserving a three-run lead against the Padres on Saturday to record his third save of the season.
Hirano gave up three consecutive hits to open the ninth inning before starting a pivotal double play on a comebacker to the mound off the bat of rookie sensation Jake Cronenworth. He proceeded to coax a ground ball to second base from ensuing batter Jurickson Profar to end the contest. The 36-year-old righty has converted all three of his save chances this year. He owns a 2.70 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 8/4 K/BB ratio across 10 innings.
Added 1:13 am (EST)
Kyle Lewis launched his 11th home run of the season on Saturday in the Mariners’ win over the Padres.
Lewis belted a 403-foot solo shot to left field off Padres’ lefty Adrian Morejon, extending the Mariners’ lead to three runs in the fifth inning. It was his lone hit in four at-bats. The 25-year-old former first-round selection has blossomed into a potential franchise cornerstone, hitting .286/.380/.484 with 35 runs scored, 11 home runs, 28 RBI and three stolen bases across 213 plate appearances.
Added 1:12 am (EST)
Fernando Tatis Jr. went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored on Saturday in the Padres’ loss to the Mariners.
The Padres had an opportunity to clinch a postseason berth since 2006 with a victory over the Mariners in this one, but came up just short in the low-scoring affair. The electrifying 21-year-old shortstop recorded their lone extra-base hit in this one. Tatis snapped an 0-for-13 slump with a third-inning double and also singled in the fifth inning. He’s been scuffling at the dish recently, hitting .135 (5-for-37) with one extra-base hit and 10 strikeouts over his last 11 games, dating back to September 7. It’s a relatively minor slump, which obviously shouldn’t give fantasy managers much reason for concern, especially considering how productive he was over the first two months of the truncated 2020 campaign. He’s hitting .279/.368/.574 with 47 runs scored, 15 home runs, 40 RBI and nine stolen bases across 234 plate appearances overall this season.
Added 1:11 am (EST)
T. France - 3B
Ty France went 2-for-4 with an RBI on Saturday, leading the Mariners to a 4-1 victory over the Padres.
France won an 11-pitch battle against Padres’ starter Luis Patino, slicing an RBI single into right field, to put the Mariners on the board in the opening frame. The 26-year-old infielder has compiled a robust .309/.377/.491 triple-slash line with 16 runs scored, four home runs and 17 RBI across 122 plate appearances. He isn’t a prolific five-category fantasy superstar, but he can make a big difference for fantasy managers in deeper mixed leagues now that he has an everyday opportunity in Seattle moving forward.
Added 1:10 am (EST)
M. Mayers - RP
Mike Mayers recorded three strikeouts over two perfect frames on Saturday to pick up a win in relief against the Rangers.
Mayers tossed a scoreless eighth inning and came back out to protect a one-run lead in the ninth inning after Mike Trout put the Angels ahead. The 28-year-old righty, who was claimed off waivers from the Cardinals during the offseason, added a cutter to his repertoire and has emerged as an upper-echelon reliever, compiling a microscopic 1.80 ERA, 0.80 WHIP and 36/8 K/BB ratio across 25 innings this season. He hasn't given up a run over 11 consecutive relief appearances dating back to August 31.
Added 12:36 am (EST)
Lance Lynn yielded three runs over seven innings on Saturday in a no-decision against the Angels.
Lynn surrendered seven hits, including a solo homer to Shohei Ohtani in the second inning. He recorded five strikeouts and also didn’t walk a batter for the first time in five starts. The 33-year-old righty has allowed three earned runs or fewer in 11 of his 12 starts this season, recording a glossy 2.53 ERA, 0.96 WHIP and 84/23 K/BB ratio across a major league-leading 78 1/3 innings. He’ll close out the truncated 2020 campaign with a challenging matchup against the Astros, who tagged him for a season-high six runs over six frames earlier this month, on Thursday.
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