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J. Marisnick - CF
Marisnick filled in for Josh Reddick, who left Monday's game with an Achilles' injury. He went 0-for-2 with a strikeout and two diving grabs in a 4-1 loss to the Mariners.
Reddick's status is day-to-day, which will open up playing time in the outfield for others. George Springer will remain a constant while manager A.J. Hinch fills out the rest of the outfield from a mix of Marisnick, Tony Kemp and Marwin Gonzalez.
Added 10:02 am (EST)
C. Yelich - RF
Yelich went 4-for-4 with four RBI and notched his second cycle of the season in Monday's victory over the Reds.
Needing only the triple to complete his second cycle of the season -- and second against the Reds -- Yelich did indeed triple in the sixth inning of Monday's contest, becoming just the fifth player to record two cycles in the same season and the first to do so against the same team. Thanks to Monday's big night, Yelich now owns a 1.150 OPS since the All-Star break and a .318/.385/.570 slash line on the season, numbers that leave him at or near the top of the list in the race for the NL MVP award.
Added 9:57 am (EST)
H. Rondón - RP
Rondon (2-5) allowed four runs on four hits and one walk over one inning to pick up the loss Monday against the Mariners.
Rondon, once Houston's closer, is on the verge of losing his setup role. Since Roberto Osuna was named the Astros' closer, Rondon has a 6.30 ERA, surrendering 19 hits and seven runs over 10 innings. We fully expect Ryan Pressly to move into the eight-inning role given Rondon's inconsistency.
Added 9:57 am (EST)
T. Story - SS
Story, who exited Monday's 8-2 loss to the Dodgers with a right elbow soreness, will undergo further testing Tuesday, Kyle Newman of The Denver Post reports.
Rockies manager Bud Black relayed that team trainers feel good about Story's health after subjecting him to some rudimentary tests following his departure, but the shortstop will receive some scans just to ensure he's not dealing with any structural damage. Story, who suffered the injury after making a diving stab in the field in the first inning, noted that the issue made it difficult for him to extend through his swing, according to Newman. With that in mind, it wouldn't be surprising if Story was withheld from the lineup for a few days even if he ends up being cleared of a significant injury.
Added 9:29 am (EST)
B. Woodruff - RP
Woodruff allowed three hits and one walk over three scoreless innings to earn the save Monday against the Reds. He struck out two.
Woodruff entered with an eight-run lead and proceeded to cruise through the next three frames to earn the first save of his career. The right-hander has pitched in a versatile bullpen role this season and currently holds a 3.99 ERA, so his fantasy value is quite limited despite this effort.
Added 8:54 am (EST)
E. Longoria - 3B
Longoria went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Monday's 4-2 win over the Padres.
Longoria currently leads all Giants with 16 homers despite missing six weeks with a broken hand. Outside of decent power totals, the veteran third baseman has otherwise been a disappointment from a fantasy perspective with a .249/.289/.429 slash line over 114 games.
Added 8:53 am (EST)
A. DeSclafani - SP
DeSclafani (7-6) allowed four runs on seven hits and two walks across five innings to earn the loss Monday against the Brewers. He struck out five.
DeSclafani pitched quite well up until the fifth inning, when he allowed a solo home run to Domingo Santana before Christian Yelich followed with a two-run shot of his own. Unfortunately, his pitch count rose quickly at that point and he was removed prior to the start of the sixth. DeSclafani has fallen on hard times of late, allowing 13 earned runs across 13.2 innings over his last three starts. He'll carry a disappointing 4.92 ERA into this weekend's scheduled start against the Marlins.
Added 8:49 am (EST)
W. Smith - RP
Smith tossed a perfect inning en route to his 13th save of the season in Monday's 4-2 win over San Diego.
The Giants' 11-game losing streak to begin September caused Smith to endure a drought of save opportunities. The club has since reversed its fortunes, allowing the southpaw to pick up two saves over the last three days. Smith and his 1.80 ERA will continue to operate as the primary closing option in San Francisco to close out the season.
Added 8:47 am (EST)
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