He held the Nats off the scoreboard for five innings, but in the end couldn't keep pace with a masterful Max Scherzer. Martinez still sports an impressive 2.60 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and 28:8 K:BB through 34.2 innings and five starts on the season, and will look to get back in the win column Friday at home against the Pirates.
He didn't allow a St. Louis baserunner past first base, firing 73 of his 105 pitches for strikes. The strong outing lowered Scherzer's ERA to 3.55 and boosted his K:BB on the season to 39:12 in 38 innings and six starts. He'll try to carry that momentum into his next start, Friday in Wrigley Field against the Cubs.
He won his second straight start thanks to the Brewers hanging 14 runs on Miami pitching rather than any particular success on his part. Peralta now has an atrocious 7.50 ERA, 1.93 WHIP and 18:13 K:BB in 30 innings and six starts on the season, and shouldn't be anywhere near your active roster when he makes his next start Friday in Cincinnati.
The right-hander wasn't fooling anyone Sunday, as he generated just two swinging strikes on 78 pitches, and the brutal outing sent Koehler's ERA soaring to 7.25. He'll try to turn things around in his next start, at home against the Phillies on Saturday.
Pomeranz couldn't escape the fifth inning in his previous start, so it was promising to see him complete seven frames for the first time this season. He now has a sharp 2.42 ERA to go along with a 1.14 WHIP and a stellar 11.1 K/9 through five starts, making him a worthwhile fantasy play heading into his next matchup versus the Mets.
The lefty was touched up for five runs in his previous outing, but he rebounded superbly and delivered his best start of the season. Kershaw has allowed two runs or fewer in five of six starts and has struck out at least 10 batters in three straight, making him a must-start fantasy asset even as he takes on Toronto at the Rogers Center his next time out.
Miller entered the game with a dismal 8.69 ERA through five starts, and while he cruised through three innings, he ran into trouble in the fourth and was ultimately yanked after allowing all three runs. He has simply not had anything going for him this season and should be used with caution even in the face of a soft matchup versus his former team, the Braves, Saturday in his next start.
The right-hander has been solid of late, and he continued his run of success by delivering a quality start in the face of a tough matchup. He is now 2-1 with a 3.12 ERA over his last five starts, and he will look to keep it rolling at San Francisco this Friday.
Locke left the game with a two-run deficit, but the offense scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the seventh to take him off the hook for a possible loss. He's now allowed three or fewer earned runs in four of his five starts to lower his ERA to 4.73. He'll make his next start Saturday against the Cardinals.
Syndergaard allowed a homer as well as three stolen bases in his worst outing of the season. After holding opponents to one or fewer earned runs in his first three starts, he's now allowed seven runs over his last 13.1 innings of work to raise his ERA to 2.51. He'll make his next start Friday at the Padres.