Bryan Reynolds was 3-for-4 with 2 doubles, 2 RBI and a walk, increasing his OBP to .404 on the season. The 24-year-old has continued to mash through 171 PA this season. While his .427 BABIP indicates good fortune, he's hitting the ball well, with a Hard% nearing 50%. I would certainly anticipate a regression of some sorts for the rookie, but he should be started across all formats while he's swinging a hot bat.
Julio Teheran was solid through 6 IP, allowing 2 R (1 ER) with 2 strikeouts in the win. His ERA sits at 2.92 on the year. If it seems like Teheran may be overachieving, that's because he is. He managed just 1 ER yesterday despite 3 walks and only 2 strikeouts, which would normally lead to a significantly worse start. Supporting that argument is his high SIERA, which was 4.84 yesterday and increased from there. The only note of consolation is that for his career, Teheran has managed an ERA that is nearly 0.60 points lower than his career SIERA (through 1250+ innings). That could be an anomaly, or something that shows he knows how to get outs when he needs them. Still, avoid Teheran or sell him for some value while you can.
Jack Flaherty went 5.1 innings and struck out 8, but allowed 4 ER. Flaherty has went 7 IP just once this entire season, which is becoming a bit of an Achilles heel for the 23-year-old, as he's not overly effective AND he isn't going late into games. He's been a far cry from last year's dominance, with a SIERA of 4.09 and a K/9 of 9.6 - which is still good, but over 1 K less than last year. It's normal for some up and downs in the life of a young pitcher, and for that reason it's difficult to draw any conclusions on Flaherty right now. His peripherals look much different this year (GB rate and K%) vs. last year, so we'll continue to monitor and see what trends we can find. The potential is still there, even without the results.
Gregory Polanco was 0-for-4, as his season average is down to .243 with a .730 OPS. Polanco was on the verge of a breakout 2018, with 20+ HR and double digit SB, but we haven't seen the same results this year as he's been about league average in his 162 PA. It's worth noting that he could still be working out the kinks from the injury that sidelined him earlier this season. His K% of 29.1% is an anomaly as his career rate is under 20%. This is severely hampering his average. The batted ball profile remains similar, albeit he's missing more pitches. Hopefully this is an opportunity to buy low on Polanco, who is a 5-tool player when healthy.
Zach Greinke was dominant, going 7.1 innings before a rain delay ended his night at just 75 pitches. Too bad, as he was on his way to a CG SO. The 35-year-old has put up numbers similar to last year, though it's worth noting that his 2.65 ERA seems quite a bit fortunate. His ERA should be about a run higher, which is still respectable, but not nearly as dominant. Greinke has been quite consistent; I think it's reasonable to expect a speck less production than last year as he continues to age.