Dominic Smith
Mets' Dominic Smith: Hits solo shot in win
Dominic Smith, 1B, NYM
3:03 AM
News: Smith went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and two runs scored during Saturday's win over Miami.

The rookie is now 5-for-29 (.172 batting average) with two homers, three RBI and a .579 OPS since being promoted from the minors. Smith should continue to see regular playing time and offers admirable upside after posting a .330/.386/.519 slash line with Triple-A Las Vegas this year. However, it's still probably a little early to look his way in the majority of seasonal settings.

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Wilmer Flores
Mets' Wilmer Flores: Hits 15th homer
Wilmer Flores, 3B, NYM
2:58 AM
News: Flores went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run during Saturday's win over Miami.

Flores is now up to eight homers, 15 RBI, 12 runs and a .292/.350/.667 slash line through his past 24 games. He's locked into full-time at-bats moving forward and also offers lineup flexibility because of his eligibility at multiple positions. Flores has the potential to be a game changer down the fantasy stretch drive.

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Rafael Montero
Mets' Rafael Montero: Locks down second win
Rafael Montero, RP, NYM
2:53 AM
News: Montero (2-8) allowed one run on six hits and three walks while striking out five batters through six innings during Saturday's win over Miami.

The 26-year-old righty has now allowed just three runs through 12 innings over his past two starts, so with a 9.2 K/9 for the campaign, his fantasy value might be on the rise. Montero sports a discouraging 5.47 ERA and 1.73 WHIP for the campaign, but he owns the pitch arsenal to reward in favorable matchups. His upcoming home start against Arizona will be a telling test.

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Vance Worley
Marlins' Vance Worley: Drops to 2-3 with loss to Mets
Vance Worley, SP, MIA
2:49 AM
News: Worley (2-3) allowed two runs on three hits and two walks while striking out two batters through 5.1 innings during Saturday's loss to the Mets.

Worley has now made five consecutive starts and posted a 3.08 ERA and 1.22 WHIP with two wins. Unfortunately, he's only struck out 11 batters and pitched just 26.1 innings during that span. Still, his current form makes him a serviceable option in cavernous leagues, and he's worth considering as a streamer in the right matchups in all setups. Worley lines up to face the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park in his next start.

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Zack Greinke
Diamondbacks' Zack Greinke: Road struggles continue Saturday
Zack Greinke, SP, ARI
2:12 AM
News: Greinke (14-6) allowed five runs -- four earned -- on seven hits and four walks while striking out four batters through four innings during Saturday's loss to the Twins.

The damage all came in the fourth frame, and Greinke didn't return for the fifth inning. He entered Saturday's start with a discouraging 3-5 record, 4.28 ERA and 1.34 WHIP on the road, and those numbers only ballooned after losing to the Twins. It's an interesting split because Chase Field is a hitter-friendly venue, yet Greinke owns a sterling 11-1 record with a 2.34 ERA and 0.89 WHIP through 14 home starts. If the luxury exists to fade Greinke in daunting road matchups it's a potential option, but it's pretty difficult to sit down a high-end hurler with his upside. A road game at Citi Field against the Mets is up next for the veteran righty.

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Ty Kelly
Phillies' Ty Kelly: Hits pinch-hit grand slam
Ty Kelly, 2B, PHI
12:55 AM
News: Kelly hit a pinch-hit grand slam in Saturday's win over the Giants.

You never know what you'll see on any given night in baseball -- Kelly had just two homers in 91 career major-league games coming into Saturday and 45 homers in nine seasons in the minors. Kelly, 29, has not started a game for the Phillies since his most recent promotion on Aug. 11.

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Rhys Hoskins
Phillies' Rhys Hoskins: Connects for fourth home run
Rhys Hoskins, LF, PHI
12:46 AM
News: Hoskins went 1-for-3 with a homer, two walks, three RBI and two runs scored in Saturday's win over the Giants.

The 24-year-old is now up to four home runs this week. He's done most of his damage against lefties -- three of his four homers have come against southpaws -- but Hoskins was even better against right-handers than he was against left-handed pitching with Triple-A Lehigh Valley prior to his promotion. Hoskins is expected to play more at first base once Aaron Altherr (hamstring) is ready to go.

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Hector Neris
Phillies' Hector Neris: Nails down win for 14th save
Hector Neris, RP, PHI
12:36 AM
News: Neris recorded the final out of Saturday's game against the Giants for his 14th save of the season.

The Giants trimmed what was an eight-run Phillies lead to begin the ninth inning down to three runs, creating an unlikely save situation for Neris. He issued a walk to the first batter he faced, but then got Carlos Moncrief swinging for the final out. It was a fine bounce back after Neris gave up three runs in his last appearance.

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Ty Blach
Giants' Ty Blach: Tagged for six runs in loss
Ty Blach, SP, SF
12:30 AM
News: Blach (8-9) allowed six runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out three over 5.1 innings in a losing effort against the Phillies on Saturday.

He kept his team in it for five innings, but everything fell apart for San Francisco in the sixth, with Blach, Josh Osich and Cory Gearrin combining to give up seven runs in the frame. The ERA and WHIP still look decent for a 26-year-old in his first full big-league season, but Blach has struggled on the road and he has the lowest K/9 among all qualified starters in baseball.

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Jerad Eickhoff
Phillies' Jerad Eickhoff: Fails to complete five in no-decision
Jerad Eickhoff, SP, PHI
12:22 AM
News: Eickhoff allowed four runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out three over 4.2 innings in a no-decision against the Giants on Saturday.

Manager Pete Mackanin pulled Eickhoff from a tie game with one out to go in the fifth after 91 pitches, and that cost Eickhoff the win as the Phillies exploded for seven runs in the sixth. Eickhoff has been holding his own since the All-Star break -- he had a 3.63 ERA in six second-half starts coming into Saturday -- but he's been inefficient in his last couple outings. He will look to go a bit deeper into the game next week against the Marlins.

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