SP,RP - CHC
Alec Mills lasted just 3 and 2/3 innings in Thursday's start against the Pirates, giving up four runs on eight hits and a walk. He gave up a solo homer in each of the first three innings, which did him in. The Cubs lost, 7-0, evening his record to 5-5.
Mills had a very up-and-down season, finishing with a 4.48 ERA and a tidy 1.16 WHIP, but just 46 strikeouts in 62 and 1/3 innings. He should have a rotation spot locked down for the Cubs next year.
Alec Mills gave up four runs over six innings in Saturday's start against the Twins. He scattered six hits and a walk while striking out seven. The Cubs lost, 8-1, dropping Mills's record to 5-4.
Mills, fresh off a no-hitter, was due for some regression. He will take a 4.14 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, and 44 strikeouts in 58 and 2/3 innings into his final start of the year against the Pirates on the road. Monitor how the Cubs potentially modify their rotation ahead of the playoffs, as there is a chance Mills would get an unfavorable matchup against the White Sox instead.
Alec Mills had the absolute game of his life on Sunday against the Milwaukee Brewers, tossing a no-hitter. He carved up the Brewers all afternoon long, inducing nine swings and misses plus called strikes on his 68 MPH curveball, which led to five strikeouts and kept hitters off balance. He was also effective with his four-seamers up in the zone and sinkers down. He did walk three batters, but was otherwise spotless in the 12-0 win.
Mills's sterling performance expectedly dropped his ratios significantly. His ERA fell to 3.93, and his 1.06 WHIP is excellent. He will take on the Twins at home in his next start. He also shut out the Reds earlier in the week, so he's worth starting this week while he's on a heater.
Alec Mills started Tuesday's game against the Reds, tossing six innings of shutout baseball. He scattered just four hits and three walks while striking out six. The Cubs won, 3-0, upping Mills's record to 4-3.
Mills had been struggling over the last couple weeks, but righted the ship in a big way for fantasy players on Tuesday. He will take a 4.74 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, and 32 strikeouts into a road start against the Brewers.
Alec Mills fell to 3-3 on Thursday in Pittsburgh, surrendering four runs on seven hits over five innings pitched.
Mills has now given up four runs or more in four of his past five starts. The 28-year-old simply can't be trusted in fantasy for his next outing against the Reds.