Julio Teheran
Braves' Julio Teheran: Delivers worst performance of 2016
Julio Teheran, SP, ATL
6:30 AM
News: Teheran pitched four innings, allowing six runs, 10 hits and two walks while striking out three Phillies in a no-decision Tuesday.

A rain delay ended the night for both team's starters after four innings, but Teheran was drowning in his worst performance of the year before the storm rolled through. For the first time since July of 2014, Teheran allowed 10-plus hits over four or fewer innings. The six earned runs tied a season high for Teheran, although he had pitched six-plus innings in the two other six-run outings. Lucky for him, the Braves rallied to keep the 25-year-old out of the loss column. He's slated to start the season finale Sunday against Detroit.

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Alec Asher
Phillies' Alec Asher: Next start may come on Saturday
Alec Asher, SP, PHI
4:50 AM
News: Manager Pete Mackanin said he may push Asher's next start back to Saturday and go with a bullpen game Friday against the Mets, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia reports.

The Phillies are skipping Jake Thompson's final start and don't have a starter to plug into that spot. Saturday's game is nationally televised, and Mackanin said he would rather have Asher pitch in that game.

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Jerad Eickhoff
Phillies' Jerad Eickhoff: Outing ends early due to rain
Jerad Eickhoff, SP, PHI
4:42 AM
News: Eickhoff allowed just a solo home run in four innings Tuesday before a rain delay ended his night. He struck out five and did not walk a batter.

Eickhoff has allowed home runs in each of his last three starts, but most have been solo shots which have had minimal damage on his ERA. He is scheduled to pitch his final game of the season on Sunday.

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Matt Moore
Giants' Matt Moore: Strikes out 11 in win over Rockies
Matt Moore, SP, SF
3:32 AM
News: Moore (5-5) allowed one run over 7.2 innings and struck out 11 in a win Tuesday against the Rockies.

Moore bounced back from a horrendous start last time out against the dodgers (1 IP, 6 ER) to deliver arguably his best start of the season. He didn't walk a batter for the first time since April 17, tied a season high with 11 strikeouts, and needed just 99 pitches to get 23 outs. Moore owns a mediocre 4.48 ERA for the Giants, but this start shows he still has the enticing talent for which they acquired him.

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Paul Clemens
Padres' Paul Clemens: Picks up fourth win over Dodgers
Paul Clemens, SP, SD
3:22 AM
News: Clemens (4-5) allowed one run on three hits and a walk with two strikeouts over five innings in a win Tuesday over the Dodgers.

Clemens still isn't going deep into games, but he has found a groove over his past three starts, as he has allowed just one earned run on nine hits over 15.2 innings in that span with an 8:2 K:BB. He is still very much pitching to contact -- he drew just four swinging strikes in 64 pitches -- but he is using spacious Petco Park to his advantage (nine flyouts) and has lowered his ERA to 4.27. He could be working his way into consideration for a rotation spot next season with this late season run.

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Kenta Maeda
Dodgers' Kenta Maeda: Takes 10th loss against Padres
Kenta Maeda, SP, LAD
3:12 AM
News: Maeda (16-10) allowed three runs on three hits and a walk with five strikeouts over four innings Tuesday against the Padres.

Maeda threw 60 pitches, and the Dodgers are trying to take it easy on their starting staff with the National League West crown already sewn up. This start was moved up for Maeda so he could pitch Sunday if need be, but it isn't looking like they'll need him for the season finale, so it wouldn't be surprising if his regular season is over. If so, he'll finish with a nifty 3.28 ERA and a 176:48 K:BB in 173 innings in his rookie season.

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Adam Wainwright
Cardinals' Adam Wainwright: Gets 13th win despite allowing five runs
Adam Wainwright, SP, STL
1:26 AM
News: Wainwright (13-9) allowed five runs on 10 hits and two walks with six strikeouts over 5.2 innings Tuesday against the Reds.

Wainwright has given up fewer than four runs just once in his last five starts. His struggles continued Tuesday, as he was touched up for two home runs, but luckily his offense provided him eight runs of support before he was chased. Wainwright's 4.67 ERA marks the first time he has gone over the 4.00 mark as a starting pitcher.

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Robert Stephenson
Reds' Robert Stephenson: Gives up five runs in loss to Cardinals
Robert Stephenson, SP, CIN
1:22 AM
News: Stephenson (2-3) allowed five runs on five hits and a walk with four strikeouts over four innings Tuesday against the Cardinals.

Stephenson has given up four runs or more in all of his last five starts. He has surrendered at least one home run -- two Tuesday night -- in each of those starts as well. Stephenson's struggles in the minor leagues (4.41 ERA in 136.2 innings) have followed him to the next level. His ERA is up to 6.27 after Tuesday's stinker, and he has allowed nine homers in just seven outings.

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Max Scherzer
Nationals' Max Scherzer: Overcomes leadoff homer to earn 19th win
Max Scherzer, SP, WAS
1:10 AM
News: Scherzer (19-7) allowed two runs on six hits with two walks and 10 strikeouts over six innings to beat the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.

Scherzer saw his very first pitch of the night get lofted into the seats by Jean Segura, but recovered well for his seventh consecutive quality start. His nationals trailed 2-0 heading into the bottom of the sixth, but scored four runs in that frame to help their ace turn his 13th double-digit strikeout performance into his 19th win. Scherzer will be going for his second 20-win season if the Nationals opt to let him pitch in the season finale Sunday against Miami.

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Jimmy Nelson
Brewers' Jimmy Nelson: Takes 16th loss against Gomez
Jimmy Nelson, SP, MIL
12:10 AM
News: Nelson (8-16) allowed five runs on four hits and four walks with three strikeouts over 5.1 innings in a loss Tuesday against Texas.

Nelson's second half tailspin continues. He is now 2-9 with a 6.75 ERA over 65.1 innings in 13 starts dating back to July 22. Nelson's 83:50 K:BB in that span isn't pretty, but the real problem has been the home run ball. He has served up 13 home runs in his 13-start cold streak; he allowed just 12 in his first 19 starts, in which he posted a sharp 3.39 ERA.

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