If you look at the numbers that he's put together in the minors, players like Bauer and Hultzen would appear to be much better options if all three pitchers were coming up today. I would probably take Bauer and Hultzen over Turner, but the fact is that those guys aren't coming up today. Turner had a slow start this year because he battled shoulder tendenitis right from spring training. That partially explains the 27 strikeouts to 18 walks he had in 42 innings. If you aren't desperate for pitching, then Turner probably isn't your guy anyway, but I am picking him up for his reputation in one league because of where I am in the standings in wins and strikeouts.
- It appears that Joe Mauer won't start until the weekend for the Twins. Mauer has a bruised thigh.
- Coming off the disabled list with a pitch count that was not supposed to go above 90, Jered Weaver was very effecient last night for the Angels. He needed just 78 pitches to get through 6 innings and held the Giants to only 2 hits.
- Brett Lawrie left yesterday's game and did not make his last at-bat, but John Farrell and Lawrie are confident that he'll be ready to go when the Blue Jays start their series tomorrow against the Marlins.
- Jonathan Papelbon has allowed 7 runs in 10.1 innings when a save is not on the line. He has allowed 0 runs in 17.1 innings when a save is on the line.
- Mitch Moreland will be heading to the DL on Friday with a hamstring issue.
- Yoenis Cespedes went 2 for 4 in his first start since June 6th.
- Michael Pineda expects to start throwing in September and the goal is that he will be ready for the start of spring training next year.