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Game Recaps

Scott Oberg was on the mound and allowed the game winning runs across the plate for the Dodgers on Wednesday. He gave up two hits, three earned runs, one walk and struck out one.

Fantasy Impact: Oberg only lasted 1/3 of an inning and immediately relinquished the lead in an important game vs. L.A. That's the first earned run he's given up since August 28th and the first home run since August 9th. He has been solid in middle relief but doesn't carry much fantasy value.

Heath Fillmyer allowed two runs on eight hits on Wednesday against the Pirates. He allowed a solo home run and struck out five batters over seven frames, but was saddled with the loss.

Fantasy Impact: Fillmyer had one of his better outings of the season, but has limited fantasy upside due to the losing nature of the Royals. He also sports 5.32 ERA in September, so owners probably shouldn't go chasing these results.

Tyler Anderson was effective on the mound Wednesday but the Rockies lost to the Dodgers regardless. He gave up a mere three hits, two earned runs, walked two and struck out four.

Fantasy Impact: Anderson deserved a win in this one as he managed the Dodgers well, but once again the Rockies offense fell short, not providing any run support. Matt Kemp hit him up for a solo home run and an RBI double was the second one across the plate. Anderson has been a bit shaky in September giving up 21 hits and 10 earned runs through 20 innings. He holds a 4.50 ERA and 1.25 WHIP during the month as well. Pay attention to the matchup if you're going to start him. There's a decent fantasy ceiling, but a low floor as well.

Spencer Turnbull allowed six earned runs on six hits and a walk on Wednesday against the Twins. He struck out two and took the loss in what was his first career start.

Fantasy Impact: Turnbull was promoted from the minors as the Tigers move to a six-man rotation to end the season. He doesn't have anything to offer for fantasy purposes in this cup of coffee.

Aaron Judge went 1-for-4 in a 10-1 win over the Red Sox.

Fantasy Impact: Judge on the season is hitting .282 with 26 homers and 61 RBI. Although judge only has one hit in eight at bats since returning, he has hit .390 against the Red Sox this year. As he gets more comfortable being back in the lineup he should start hitting again.

Edwin Encarnacion returned from his injury Wednesday and went 1-for-4 with a single and strikeout. The Tribe won 4-1 on a Jason Kipnis grand slam.

Fantasy Impact: Encarnacion will be brought back slowly as the Indians get geared up for the playoffs. Check the Tribe’s lineup before every game if you roster him, so you can ensure he’s in the lineup. He is sitting on 31 homers and 99 RBI.

Jason Kipnis launched a walk-off grand slam on Wednesday against the White Sox. He also walked once in the 4-1 win.

Fantasy Impact: Hitting ninth again, Kipnis has been producing in that spot for a couple of games in a row. He is getting hot again, so feel free to ride the hot hand. He now has 17 homers and 72 RBI.

Brad Hand struck out two in his appearance on Wednesday against the White Sox, not allowing a base runner. The Tribe battled back to win 4-1 after he left the game.

Fantasy Impact: Hand has not had a lot of appearances lately, given the Indians’ playoff position is locked in. Nonetheless, he should be used regularly down the stretch. His ERA is down to 2.75 and he has 103 Ks in 68 2/3 innings.

Carlos Carrasco was unfortunate to not pick up a win on Wednesday against the White Sox, dealing 6 2/3 innings of one-run ball. He scattered four hits and a walk while striking out 11. Jason Kipnis hit a granny in the ninth to get the Tribe the 4-1 win.

Fantasy Impact: Carrasco has been filthy in the second half, as his last 15 starts have produced a 2.46 ERA with 121 Ks in 91 1/3 innings. He will make a few more low-leverage starts before the playoffs, with the next one coming against the White Sox on the road.

D.J. Stewart went 2-for-3 Wednesday night, including his first big league home run in Baltimore's 2-1 victory over Toronto. The rookie also doubled and scored twice.

Fantasy Impact: For Stewart, it's all about getting exposure to the big league level with only a handful of games left to play in the 2018 season. He remains unreliable for the fantasy stretch run this year, but is worth keeping an eye on heading into 2019 for a Baltimore club with spots up for grabs up and down the lineup.

Raul Adalberto Mondesi went 2-for-4 with a double and a solo home run as the Royals lost on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Mondesi continues to play well during the month of September with a .324 batting average and four home runs in 16 games. For the season, he is now hitting .288 with 10 home runs and 30 RBI.

Corey Knebel allowed just one walk with one strikeout in a scoreless seventh inning during the Brewers 7-0 win on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Since the beginning of September, Knebel has a 0.00 ERA in 9 2/3 innings while recording 16 strikeouts. He is still working in middle relief but has regained his mojo from last season. Knebel could get the occasional save chance down the stretch if Jeremy Jeffress needs a day off.

Felipe Vazquez went an inning, allowing a walk with zero hits as the Pirates won on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: After blowing his first save since May 31st in his last appearance, Vazquez was able to pick up his 35th save on the season. Although he does have six saves in the month of September, he has allowed at least two base runners in five of his seven outings.

Gio Gonzalez shuts down Reds

Thu, Sep 20th 7:34am EDT
By Brad Richter

Gio Gonzalez (9-11) tossed six scoreless innings in Wednesday's 7-0 win over the Reds. He allowed just two hits and two walks while striking out five in the 90-pitch outing.

Fantasy Impact: That's the second strong outing in three starts for Gonzalez since joining the team at the beginning of September. He has a 1.65 ERA in those three starts while striking out 18 hitters over 16 1/3 innings with two wins. Gonzalez is scheduled to get his last start of the regular season on Tuesday in St. Louis.

Chris Archer went seven innings, allowing one earned run on six hits while striking out eight batters as the Pirates defeated the Royals 2-1.

Fantasy Impact: Archer has now put together two great outings in September and has a 3.38 ERA in four starts during the month. He is now 5-8 this season with a 4.49 ERA and 153 strikeouts in 142 1/3 innings.

Robbie Erlin allowed three runs in five innings logging the win against the Giants on Wednesday. He gave up five hits and two walks while striking out three. Erlin's ERA now sits at 4.33 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: Erlin's numbers looked promising before being turned into a starter. He owns a 2.10 ERA to go along with his 0.80 WHIP as a reliver. He clearly cannot go deep into games and is better suited as a reliver. Erlin will receive one more start this season. It will be on the road against these same Giants.

David Price (15-7) took the loss Wednesday against the Yankees, allowing six runs (four earned) on five hits and four walks across 5 1/3 innings. He stuck out two.

Fantasy Impact: Price has been pitching the best baseball of the season but on Wednesday faced the Yankees who he always has struggles with. Price faces the Orioles in his next matchup and he should bounce back and fantasy owners should feel confident in starting him.

Austin Wynns with two hits

Thu, Sep 20th 2:59am EDT
By Kamran Hoda

Austin Wynns went 2-for-3 with two singles against Toronto.

Fantasy Impact: Wynns has slashed .247/.271/.366 with three homers in 36 career games this season.

Tim Beckham walks

Thu, Sep 20th 2:55am EDT
By Kamran Hoda

Tim Beckham went 0-for-2 with a walk against the Blue-Jays.

Fantasy Impact: Beckham's slashed .222/.277/.353 with 10 homers this season. He's not worth rostering in leagues.

Brandon Crawford went 3-for-4 with three singles, a run scored, and a strikeout.

Fantasy Impact: Crawford's been fine in September, slashing .256/.289/.326 with a homer through 13 games.