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Dodgers | Brandon McCarthy suffers first loss

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 20:32:50 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers SP Brandon McCarthy allowed three earned runs, four hits and two walks with seven strikeouts over four innings in a loss Wednesday, July 27, against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Fantasy Tip: McCarthy still has a solid 2.39 ERA despite the setback Wednesday. He has re-emerged as a useful back-end rotation option in NL-only fantasy leagues and a decent value in DFS play.

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Dodgers | Brandon McCarthy dominates, departs early

Sat, 23 Jul 2016 00:07:58 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers SP Brandon McCarthy (calf) allowed two runs -- one earned -- on one hit in 6 1/3 innings against the St. Louis Cardinals before departing with cramping in his right calf. He walked three and struck out four.

Fantasy Tip: With better run support, McCarthy could be 4-0. As it stands, he's 2-0 with a 1.61 ERA and a 0.72 WHIP. The injury, such as it was, doesn't appear serious, and McCarthy is pitching his way onto rosters in standard fantasy leagues. If you're thin on starters, he's worth adding now.

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Dodgers | Brandon McCarthy outstanding again

Sat, 16 Jul 2016 22:09:52 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers SP Brandon McCarthy allowed three hits with no walks and eight strikeouts over six innings in a no-decision Saturday, July 16, against the Arizona Diamondbacks in a quality start.

Fantasy Tip: McCarthy has been outstanding since making his season debut, but this was his first quality start. He is worth scooping up in all NL-only fantasy leagues and some deeper mixed formats while running hot. McCarthy has re-emerged as a solid DFS play, especially at a mid-tier price.

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Dodgers | LAD set post-break rotation

Sun, 10 Jul 2016 20:03:00 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers SP Bud Norris, SP Brandon McCarthy and SP Kenta Maeda will start the first three games after the All-Star break against the Arizona Diamondbacks, and SP Scott Kazmir and SP Hyun-Jin Ryu will start the next two games against the Washington Nationals.

Fantasy Tip: Clayton Kershaw is expected to be back soon, but the Dodgers will make at least one turn through the rotation without their ace.

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Dodgers | Brandon McCarthy sharp again

Sat, 09 Jul 2016 19:56:13 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers SP Brandon McCarthy (elbow) won his second straight start Saturday, July 9, against the San Diego Padres after a 14-month layoff due to Tommy John surgery. He allowed three earned runs, three hits and three walks with six strikeouts over five innings.

Fantasy Tip: McCarthy is 2-0 with a 2.70 ERA, but he has lasted just five innings in each start. Despite the wins, he is still only worth using in deeper NL-only fantasy leagues and as a salary saver in DFS.

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Padres | Travis Jankowski gets the nod

Sat, 09 Jul 2016 15:19:42 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Travis Jankowski will make his first start in three games in center field and bat leadoff against Los Angeles Dodgers SP Brandon McCarthy on Saturday, July 9. OF Melvin Upton Jr. will move from first to fifth in the batting order as a result and play in left field.

Fantasy Tip: With Jon Jay sidelined, Jankowski has been seeing a lot of work against right-handers and batted .278 against them. He is a low-cost play any time the Padres face a right-hander and a legitimate stolen base threat (13 in 97 at-bats this season). Upton is locked in and coming off 4-for-5, two-homer outburst against the Dodgers on Friday. He's hitting .344 with four home runs in July so far and is a top-10 fantasy outfielder this season.

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Dodgers | Brandon McCarthy wins in return

Sun, 03 Jul 2016 19:28:25 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers SP Brandon McCarthy (elbow) picked up the win in his first start since undergoing Tommy John surgery, allowing two hits while walking one and striking out eight over five scoreless innings against the Colorado Rockies Sunday, July 3.

Fantasy Tip: McCarthy's first start was encouraging, but his mediocre career numbers suggest that he can be left on the waiver wire.

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Dodgers | Brandon McCarthy starting Sunday

Fri, 01 Jul 2016 16:19:15 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers SP Brandon McCarthy (elbow) will come off the disabled list to start Sunday, July 3.

Fantasy Tip: Because the Dodgers starting rotation has been decimated by injuries, McCarthy will get a shot to stick and make his season debut against the Rockies. He's only fanned 6.5 hitters per nine innings in his major league career, though, so his fantasy upside is limited, and he makes for too risky a play Sunday.

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Dodgers | Brandon McCarthy could return soon

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 17:06:20 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers SP Brandon McCarthy (elbow) could return to action before the All-Star break, according to manager Dave Roberts.

Fantasy Tip: McCarthy allowed one run on three hits over 3 2/3 innings in a rehab start Wednesday, June 22, and he has posted a 4.15 ERA with three walks and eight strikeouts over three rehab starts since returning from Tommy John surgery. The 32-year-old right-hander should be stashed in NL-only and cavernous mixed fantasy leagues for now, although he may not necessarily be guaranteed a spot in the starting rotation when he returns.

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Dodgers | Brandon McCarthy to throw for OKC

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 23:42:05 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers SP Brandon McCarthy (elbow) is expected to throw four innings during a minor-league rehab outing for Class AAA Oklahoma City Wednesday, June 22.

Fantasy Tip: McCarthy is slowly working his way back into game shape and he might return to the big club at some point this summer. However, his fantasy appeal is rather minimal until his situation becomes clearer. Will he return to the rotation or in a long relief role?

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