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Cincinnati Reds catcher Tucker Barnhart went 2-for-3 with two RBI in a 7-4 win over the Chicago Cubs. Barnhart drove in both Joey Votto and Tyler Naquin with a two-run single in the sixth inning to give the Reds a 4-3 lead. The veteran catcher is now hitting .266 with four homers, 31 runs, and 31 RBI over 229 at-bats. Barnhart has cooled off at the plate of late, hitting just .227 over his past seven games. He should continue to split starts with upstart rookie Tyler Stephenson going forward.
Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Jackson Kowar had his third consecutive rough outing against the Seattle Mariners on Sunday. He pitched four innings and allowed seven hits, three walks and five earned runs while striking out three. He has now allowed 16 earned runs over his last three starts, which have lasted a total of 11 innings. The rookie right-hander is 0-4 with an ugly 11.45 ERA and 2.23 WHIP on the year. The 24-year-old will need to do a lot of work this offseason to earn the trust of dynasty managers again. He's scheduled to make his next start on Saturday against the Detroit Tigers.
Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Kyle Funkhouser closed out the team's 2-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday to earn his first save of the year. He pitched a scoreless ninth inning, allowing one hit and no walks without striking anyone out. Gregory Soto (finger), the team's primary closer, was placed on the injured list on Sunday and he is expected to miss the remainder of the season. Michael Fulmer is most likely going to be the team's top option for saves rest of the way unless he falters. Fulmer earned his 10th save of the year on Saturday, but he also has four blown saves on the season. Funkhouser, who has a 3.25 ERA and a 1.34 WHIP over 52 appearances this year, looks to be next in line for saves behind Fulmer at this point.
Detroit Tigers catcher Dustin Garneau went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's 2-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. It was his second home run in as many games and his fifth home run over just eight games this month. The 34-year-old journeyman was called up by the Tigers from Triple-A in mid-August. He has been sharing catching duties with Eric Haase lately, but he's been in the lineup more often than not as Haase has also been getting starts in the outfield. Over 15 total games in the majors this year, Garneau is slashing .261/.286/.739. Based on his .208/.288/.376 career slash line, we're likely just seeing a bit of a hot streak from him. He's not someone fantasy managers should prioritize off the waiver wire.
Detroit Tigers catcher/outfielder Eric Haase helped lead the team to a 2-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday. He went 1-for-3 with a walk and a solo home run in the game. The home run was his 22nd of the year. The 28-year-old has struggled at the plate so far in September. He was slashing just .171/.239/.317 over 12 games this month going into Sunday's contest. Haase has been something of a revelation for the Tigers and fantasy managers alike this year, mashing his 22 home runs in just 89 games. He's still probably worth starting for most fantasy managers the rest of the way. We'll see if Sunday's home run can get him going again.
Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Wily Peralta had a fantastic outing against the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday. He pitched seven scoreless innings, allowing three hits and three walks while striking out three. He earned the win to improve to 4-3 on the year. The 32-year-old right-hander has now posted quality starts in two straight outings. He's allowed just three earned runs over 21 innings in September, good for a 1.35 ERA. However, he has just 13 strikeouts over that same stretch and a minuscule 15.3% strikeout rate on the year. His upside is limited, but fantasy managers who are desperate for pitching help in the final weeks of the year should take a hard look at him. His next start will be a favorable one against the Kansas City Royals on Saturday.
Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Gregory Soto (finger) was placed on the 10-day injured list with a left finger fracture on Sunday. He is expected to miss the remainder of the 2021 season. The 26-year-old operated as the primary closer for the Tigers for the bulk of the year, earning his first All-Star Game nod along the way. He converted 18 of his 19 save opportunities while posting a 3.39 ERA and a 1.35 WHIP. With Soto out, Michael Fulmer should be the Tigers' primary closer the rest of the way and he should be added by any fantasy manager in need of saves for the final weeks of the year.
Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Shane McClanahan (9-6) allowed one earned run on two hits and two walks while striking out seven during Sunday's 2-0 loss to the Detroit Tigers. He was activated ahead of Sunday's start against the Tigers after spending the 10-day minimum on the injured list. The left-hander was brilliant on Sunday, limiting Detroit to two hits over five innings while fanning seven. His only mistake was surrendering a solo shot to Tigers catcher Eric Haase in the fourth inning. Tampa Bay was unable to muster any runs against Wily Peralta, saddling McClanahan with the loss. The southpaw owns a 3.51 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, and a 135:36 K: BB over 115 1/3 innings in 2021. McClanahan is scheduled to start in Saturday's game against the Marlins. The 24-year-old has been the Rays most reliable pitcher, and managers can start him with confidence in the fantasy baseball playoffs.
Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Brad Miller is absent from the lineup for Sunday's game against the New York Mets. Miller's had a solid year at the plate, slashing .230/.323/.467 with 19 HRs, but has done little of that off of lefties as he's put up just a .567 OPS against them. With Rich Hill starting for the Mets, he'll get the day off. J.T. Realmuto shifts over to first, and Andrew Knapp will catch with Miller on the bench. Knapp isn't out there for his hitting, as he owns a .453 OPS across 57 games this season and should be left alone in all leagues.
Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Didi Gregorius is not in the lineup to take on the New York Mets Sunday night, according to MLB.com. Gregorius has struggled for much of the year, hitting just .215 with 11 HRs and a .373 slugging. Freddy Galvis will take over short and bat leadoff. Galvis has been productive this season, slashing .249/.312/.428 with 13 HRs over 93 games split between the Baltimore Orioles and Phillies. He's been especially good off of lefties this season, as he owns a .836 OPS against them. With southpaw Rich Hill on the hill for the Mets, fantasy managers should feel comfortable streaming Galvis.
San Francisco Giants outfielder Mike Yastrzemski is not in the lineup for Sunday's matchup against the Atlanta Braves, according to MLB.com. He hasn't been able to replicate what he's done the last couple of seasons but still has an above-average .221/.308/.454 slash line with 23 HRs, 71 runs, and 58 RBI. He has just a .531 OPS against southpaws this season, though, and will take a seat with Max Fried starting for the Braves. Austin Slater will play center and bat second. Slater has crushed lefties this year with a .266/.363/.481 slash line, along with 14 SBs over 122 games this season. He's a good streaming option for any fantasy manager looking for outfield help.