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Johan Oviedo was characteristically wild on Sunday afternoon, yielding five hits, three earned runs, and six more walks while striking out six in just 4 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Reds.
Oviedo surrendered a three-run homer to Joey Votto in the first inning, but thankfully his offense bailed him out and got him off the hook for the loss. Not including Sunday's game, Oviedo has four other games this season with four or more walks. Amazingly, the six he issued Sunday tied his season-high set back on May 28th. The right-hander (4.91 ERA, 1.57 WHIP) is simply too erratic to trust in fantasy leagues, even in an attractive home matchup next weekend against Minnesota.
Johan Oviedo was solid over five innings on Tuesday, permitting just three hits, one run, and a walk while striking out five in a no-decision against the Cubs.
The 23-year-old right-hander was sent back down to the minors before the All-Star break but turned in one of his better efforts on Tuesday. He did also hit two batters. Oviedo now owns a 4.81 ERA and 1.50 WHIP on the season. He's lined up to face the Reds in Cincinnati on Sunday and is not a recommended option for that matchup.
Cardinals starter Johan Oviedo allowed three hits, two earned runs, and four walks in just four innings in a loss to the Giants on Wednesday. Oviedo struck out three while falling to 0-5 on the season.
The 23-year-old right-hander heads into the All-Star break with an unflattering 5.09 ERA and 1.57 WHIP. He's struggled mightily with walks this season (30 BB in 53 IP) which has contributed to his inconsistency. Oviedo would likely be pitching in Triple-A if it weren't for the injuries to Jack Flaherty and Miles Mikolas (and now Carlos Martinez as well). He can be ignored in fantasy leagues.
Johan Oviedo was surprisingly effective on Friday night, pitching six strong innings while allowing seven hits, three earned runs, and a walk to go with two strikeouts in a no-decision against the Rockies.
Oviedo allowed a fifth inning homer to Elias Diaz but otherwise did fairly well to keep the Rockies in check and tame the effects of the altitude at Coors Field. Oviedo still owns an unflattering 5.14 ERA and 1.55 WHIP and is not a recommended fantasy option moving forward. He'll face the Giants in his final start before the All-Star break.
Right-hander Johan Oviedo surrendered six hits, five earned runs, and four walks across four ineffective innings in a 7-2 loss to Pittsburgh on Sunday. He added five strikeouts while falling to 0-4 on the season.
Things went south quickly for Oviedo, who went walk, single, single, walk, walk to begin the game. He gave up three runs (and four free passes) in the first inning before giving up two more runs in the fourth inning prior to exiting. Oviedo now owns an abysmal 5.23 ERA and 1.58 WHIP on the season. He simply wouldn't still be pitching in the Cardinals rotation if it weren't for the injuries to Miles Mikolas and Jack Flaherty. He'll be pitching at Coors Field against the Rockies next weekend and is a clear stay-away for fantasy managers.