#50 · SF · (P) · (Age: 26)
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TUE, MAY 23, 2017 - Blach (2-2) held the Cubs to three runs on eight hits over seven innings in a 6-4 win Monday. He walked none and struck out three.
Blach was in control all night, painting the corners of the strike zone (72 of 99 pitches for strikes) while inducing weak contact. It was even more impressive when you consider the strength of the opponent combined with howling winds that blew directly out to center field, giving the hitters a huge advantage Monday. Just when it appeared that the young southpaw had fallen off the map when he was shelled for eight runs on May 6, Blach turns around and fires three consecutive quality starts, putting himself back into the fantasy picture. It is worth noting, however, that even with his recent hot stretch, the 26-year-old still sports an unsavory 3.0 K/9 on the season, likely limiting his value to deep and NL-only formats. A favorable matchup against the Braves is on deck Saturday, making Blach a target as a potential streamer.