SP,RP - STL
Wade LeBlanc pitched five innings of one-run ball on Sunday afternoon, allowing just five hits and a walk while striking out three in a no-decision against San Francisco.
The 36-year-old veteran has now made four starts with St. Louis and owns an impressive 2.92 ERA which has been a welcome sight for a team whose starting rotation has been hit hard by injuries. With that said, LeBlanc's 1.38 WHIP suggests he's been fortunate in the luck department, so it's hard to recommend him as a viable option in fantasy leagues after being released by the Orioles earlier this season (9.45 ERA). He has a very tough matchup scheduled next weekend at Cincinnati and should be avoided in all fantasy leagues.
Cardinals starter Wade LeBlanc lasted only three innings (65 pitches) in a loss to the Cubs on Friday afternoon, surrendering five hits, three earned runs, and three walks while recording only one strikeout.
LeBlanc loaded the bases in the first inning and nearly escaped trouble until Joc Pederson lined a shot into right field that a sliding Dylan Carlson nearly caught until it popped out of his glove and scooted away, allowing all three runs to score. Leblanc pitched surprisingly well in his past two starts for the Cardinals but took his first loss with his new team on Friday. The 36-year-old isn't a recommend fantasy league option at this juncture.
Cardinals starter Wade LeBlanc pitched 5 2/3 shutout innings against the Rockies on Saturday, yielding just three hits and three walks to go along with three strikeouts in a no-decision.
The Cardinals would go on to lose 3-2, but LeBlanc pitched admirably in a tough pitching environment. The 36-year-old left-hander has given up just one run in his past two starts (10 innings) for St. Louis after joining the team following his release from Baltimore earlier in the season. He'll face the Cubs next weekend in his final start before the All-Star break but is not a recommended fantasy option for that matchup in Wrigley Field.
Wade LeBlanc moved into the starting rotation on Monday and pitched 4 1/3 innings, allowing four hits, an earned run, and a walk while striking out two in a no-decision.
With John Gant being moved to the bullpen, it was the 36-year-old LeBlanc who took his spot in the rotation and pitched admirably for the Cardinals against a weak Arizona lineup. The veteran southpaw pitched to a 9.45 ERA in 6 2/3 innings with Baltimore earlier this season before being released and signing on with the Cardinals. He'll draw another start this weekend against Colorado in Coors Field and can be left on the waiver wire in all fantasy leagues.