Bits: Sell high on Ricky Nolasco

&#8226 Florida Marlins right-hander Ricky Nolasco tossed seven shutout innings and struck out eight Wednesday, winning his second game while lowering his ERA to 3.00 and his WHIP to 1.00. Nolasco seems perpetually in demand, and overrated; his ERA is 4.81 since 2009. His owners might want to sell high.

&#8226 San Diego Padres outfielder Ryan Ludwick enjoyed Wednesday's doubleheader with the Chicago Cubs, going 5-for-8 with a home run, two doubles and two RBIs. Ludwick has struggled as a Padre, hitting .211 in 59 games last season and .200 this year. Still, there's a 20-homer bat lurking.

&#8226 Seattle Mariners left-hander Erik Bedard continues to struggle, losing his fourth game of the season Wednesday, allowing five hits, five walks and three runs in five innings. Bedard's ERA dropped to 7.71 and his WHIP rose to 1.98. Even those in AL-only leagues should avoid Bedard until he gets better.

&#8226 Colorado Rockies infielder Ty Wigginton looks to be the main beneficiary of the Ian Stewart demotion to Triple-A, and he's taking advantage, hitting a three-run home run and knocking in four Wednesday. Wigginton's home run was his first, but he's versatile and reliable, averaging 20 home runs the past five seasons.

&#8226 Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Wade Davis beat the Chicago White Sox Wednesday, allowing one run in seven innings for the second consecutive outing. Davis sports a 2.73 ERA and some might see him truly breaking out, but note the eight walks and mere 10 strikeouts in 26 1/3 innings. That lofty ERA appears to be misleading.

&#8226 Minnesota Twins outfielder Michael Cuddyer homered Wednesday, not only his first of the season, but the first time he drove in a run in 17 games this season! Cuddyer's struggles shouldn't last long, as he's been a reliable run producer for years, and he's on his way to garnering second base eligibility as well.