Andrew Cashner will start one of those games as the Padres take on the Cardinals at Busch Stadium in a 7:15 PM EDT start. Reports indicated early Wednesday evening that the Padres were looking to capitalize on Cashner’s most recent start last Friday and trade him prior to Thursday night’s start. Last week, he yielded just one run on four hits with no walks and nine strikeouts in six innings against the Giants. Cashner has had a rough year, as he is carrying a 5.05 ERA with a 53/27 K/BB ratio in 67 2/3 innings.
Fantasy Week 17 (July 25-31) is a shallower one than most weeks, with five teams playing just five times during the week. We've had some weeks like this, but this is the most five-game schedules in any week since Week 2; there are only four more five-game weeks left in all of baseball after this week. As a result, there aren't quite as many opportunities for two-start pitchers as usual, which could leave Fantasy players with some slim picking. We've got stars like Jake Arrieta and Noah Syndergaard towing the rubber twice, and plenty more pitchers you probably shouldn't even consider with two starts on the way, but the middle class options are relatively thin right now. If you're looking for one