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Brandon McCarthy

Brandon McCarthy


Age: 38College: Lamar CC, COBats: RThrows: R

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Brandon McCarthy (knee tendinitis) placed on 10-day disabled list

The Braves placed Brandon McCarthy on the 10-day disabled list on Thursday with right knee tendinitis.

Fantasy Impact

It's unclear when the issue arose for McCarthy, but he's no stranger to injury. McCarthy was slated to start Saturday against the Cardinals, and it's possible that Mike Foltynewicz will be moved up a day to start. The Braves may also opt to call up Max Fried to take the start.

Dan Harris4 years ago
Brandon McCarthy earns win against Baltimore Sunday

Brandon McCarthy allowed five hits, three runs (all earned), and no walks while recording five strikeouts over five innings in Sunday's 7-3 win over the Orioles in Atlanta. With the win, his record improves to 6-3 and he carries a 4.92 ERA.

Fantasy Impact

McCarthy isn't sexy, nor is he great. But he normally pitches well enough to keep the Braves in the game and with a pretty good offense backing him up, the formula has worked well this year. He's not widely owned but carries a respectable 3.68 xFIP. He's not imposing by any stretch but he's been effective, suitable for deeper format streaming perhaps.

Steve Painter4 years ago
Brandon McCarthy goes 5 2/3 Friday night

Brandon McCarthy allowed eight hits, two runs (both earned), and one walk while striking out four over 5 2/3 innings Friday night against the Padres in Atlanta. He didn't factor into the decision, a 9-3 loss.

Fantasy Impact

There hasn't been a decision made, but McCarthy will likely be removed from the rotation soon, in favor of the younger pitchers, likely Mike Soroka or Luiz Gohara.

Steve Painter4 years ago
Brandon McCarthy struggles in loss Friday

Brandon McCarthy allowed five hits, four runs (all earned), and one walk while fanning four over 4 2/3 innings in Friday night's 7-3 loss to the Dodgers in Los Angeles. With the loss, his record is 5-3 on the year and he carries a 5.03 ERA.

Fantasy Impact

Just wasn't McCarthy's night, as he served up three gopher balls to his former teammates. He'll look to get back on track Wednesday against the Mets in Atlanta.

Steve Painter4 years ago
Brandon McCarthy solid over six Saturday

Brandon McCarthy allowed four hits, two runs (both earned), and no walks while striking out seven over six innings against the Nationals in Atlanta. He was not a factor in the decision, a 5-3 loss lasting 14 innings.

Fantasy Impact

McCarthy had 84 pitches through six and was doing well but fell victim to the humidity and was removed from the game. He said after the game that he is sensitive to humidity and it's likely there are many others who can relate to that. What remains to be seen is how he will react to the awful humidity the summer will bring to the Atlanta area.

Steve Painter4 years ago