Jeff Keppinger delivered a walk-off RBI single in a 4-3 win over the Marlins in 11 innings on Friday.
Keppinger sneaked it through the left side of the infield with the bases loaded to win it. The veteran infielder went 2-for-5 with two RBI on the night and is hitting .343 (11-for-32) over his last nine games. The recent hot streak has only pulled his batting average up to .210 for the year, but we expect it to continue to rise in the days ahead.
David Phelps was diagnosed with a right forearm contusion.
Phelps was removed from his start against the Rays in the eight inning on Friday after being drilled on the forearm by a line drive. However, X-rays ruled out anything serious. It sounds like he'll be fine to make his next scheduled start against the Mets, but Ivan Nova is a candidate to replace him if the Yankees decide to play it safe.
Jordan Zimmermann became the National League's first eight-game winner after allowing two runs in seven innings Friday in a 5-2 victory over the Phillies.
Zimmermann didn't have his best stuff, but still managed to keep the Phillies in check. All told, he gave up six hits while striking out one and walking none. Zimmermann has allowed more than two runs in a start just once this season and his ERA sits at a stingy 1.71 on the year. He'll look to keep it going in an interleague matchup against the Orioles next week.
Jim Henderson is dealing with a right hamstring injury.
No word yet on the extent of the injury, or how much time he could be sidelined, but Henderson didn't sound very encouraged when talking with reporters after the game. He said that the injury occurred while attempting to field a ground ball off the bat of Russell Martin. Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said that if Henderson were to miss time, he would employ a closer-by-committee including Francisco Rodriguez, John Axford and Michael Gonzalez.
Friday's game between the Braves and Mets was suspended due to rain.
The Mets tied the score at 5-5 in the bottom of the eighth inning before there was a rain delay going into the top of the ninth. Play will resume Saturday at 6:10 p.m. ET after which the second game of the series will be played.
Chris Young launched a go-ahead three-run homer in the ninth inning in Friday's 6-5 win over the Astros.
The clutch blast capped a big night for the Houston native, as he went 3-for-5 with two runs scored. Young is batting just .189 through 28 games this season, but he still has produced five home runs, 19 RBI, five stolen bases and 15 runs scored. He's worth considering in deeper mixed fantasy leagues.
John Lackey twirled a gem in Friday's victory over the Indians, allowing just one unearned run on two hits over seven innings.
Lackey matched his season high with eight strikeouts while walking three. He's been extremely impressive through his first seven starts on the season, posting a 2.72 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 40/11 K/BB ratio over 39 2/3 innings. He'll look to carry the momentum over from this strong outing when he does battle against the Phillies in Philadelphia on Wednesday.