Jaime Garcia has 12 earned runs on 17 hits along with five walks in his last 10 innings. He tied Justin Upton for the most homers in franchise history over the first 31 games
Matt Adams has 12 homers and 31 RBIs in 31 games since becoming a Brave
Cameron Maybin has reached base 26 consecutive games. He has a walk rate of 14.8 percent. He has improved his walk rate in each of the past three seasons.
Corey Knebel has 0.96 ERA with 65 strikeouts in 37 ⅔ innings. That comes out to 15.52 strikeouts per nine.
Odubel Herrera has a problem running the bases.
The Mets are a season-worst ten games under .500 after they lost seven of their last eight games.
The Orioles are 13-27 overall since May 9. S
Orioles pitchers have a 6.14 ERA on the road, the highest of any team in baseball. They are now only one game away from the 1924 Phillies record for allowing at least five runs in 20 games straight.
The Indians have at least ten hits in nine straight games
The Tigers have a six game losing streak and are eight games below .500 for the first time since 2015.
Rangers have won won nine of their last 13. They will be on the road for 20 of their next 26 games
The Cardinals have homered in 11 straight games and have hit 20 home runs since June 16.
The Blue Jays have lost nine in a row when trying to reach .500 this season.
Carlos Rodon will make another rehab start today for Triple-A Durham. GoFigure
Zach Britton pitched a scoreless inning at Class A Delmarva yesterday, and will pitch again tomorrow
Michael Brantley took batting practice yesterday and will do running drills today. He is eligible to return Monday.
Yasmany Tomas ran the bases and took batting practice Thursday, but still is not feeling 100 percent.
There’s something in there that is continuing to make him feel uncomfortable. We don’t want to keep pushing forward unless he’s ready to go.
Wilmer Flores was obviously annoyed when he talked about Yasiel Puig after his home run trot took 31 seconds.
I don’t think [Puig] knows what respect for the game is. We are playing horrible right now. We don’t need his sh–. He disrespected us. But I don’t take that.Flores on Puig
Get over it dude.
Jose Ramirez had his ninth consecutive multi-hit game, going 23 for 42
Justin Verlander took a perfect game into the sixth inning and Max Scherzer took a no-hitter into the eighth.
Odubel Herrera has drawn a walk twice. He has been intentionally walked three times. He has made plate appearances from every spot in the order:
- Batting First – 54
- Batting Second – 64
- Batting Third – 131
- Batting Fourth – 1
- Batting Fifth – 16
- Batting Sixth – 16
- Batting Seventh – 5
- Batting Eighth – 1
- Batting Ninth – 3
On Monday Jose Ramirez set a modern-day record with 14 extra-base hits over a seven-day span. Then yesterday he became the first Cleveland Indian since 1996 with at least two hits in eight straight games.
Anthony Rizzo is amazing at getting on base and putting the Cubbies in a position to score runs and win games. Yesterday he hit his third home run from the leadoff spot on the second pitch of the game.
Adrian Beltre hit career home run number 447 yesterday and tied Miguel Cabrera with 1585 RBI
Corey Seager hit three home runs last night for the second time in his career. He is hitting .415 with four home runs and 13 RBI over the last ten games
Brandon Drury changed his approach at the plate, he stopped swinging at every pitch. Over the last seven games, He is batting .423 with three home runs.
Johan Camargo made his fourth start in five games at third base for the Braves last night. He has a .354 average with five extra base hits, nine RBI and a .500 slugging percentage in 23 major league games
Dylan Bundy has thrown 92 innings so far, putting him on pace for more than 200 innings on the season. Last year he barely threw 100 so the Orioles are going to occasionally push his starts back in order to keep the innings down.
Jose Abreu is the first White Sox player to hit his first 12 homers of the season on the road.
Matt Davidson hit his sixth home run in his last eight games
Avasail Garcia hit home run number 11 last night. He had five last year at this time.
Amir Garrett couldn’t make it through four innings for the fifth time in 12 starts this season.
Carlos Gonzalez made a great diving catch last night, and after Gerardo Parra danced with his bat, Cargo went on and hit a homer.. He looked great which should comfort his Fantasy owners. He goes through slumps, but remains very consistent when all is said and done, and July has been the most productive month over his career. Prepare to be rewarded for your patience.
Entering yesterday, Sonny Gray allowed a total of two runs in the first two innings over his first nine starts. Yesterday the Astros scored five runs against Gray in the first inning.
Bud Norris to the disabled list gives Cam Bedrosian a clear shot at the closer role in L.A., for now at least. Huston Street expects to be activated some time this week and Norris is only expected to miss the minimum ten days.
- When a batter is ahead in the count they are hitting .295
- When the pitcher is ahead, batters are hitting .204
Maikel Franco is hitting .133 in the 92 plate appearances that ended with him ahead in the count. He swings at everything when he is ahead in the count so why would a pitcher throw a strike?
When I’m ahead in the count, I’m picking too many spots. I just want to look for my pitch. Sometimes I swing at balls away. I swung at balls that are high. Or down. When I have two strikes, I’m more selective. I just try to see the ball and put good contact on it. But when I’m ahead in the count, I’m just expanding the zone.Maikel Franco
Nick Pivetta is the first Phillies starter to throw seven scoreless innings this season. 75 of 107 pitches were fastballs that averaged 95 mph.
Matt Davidson has hit four home runs in four games.
Jose Quintana hasn’t won since May 2.
Lonnie Chisenhall is the third Indians bench player to drive in five or more runs in one game since 1913
Justin Verlander leads the American League with 42 walks through 14 starts.
Miguel Sano has a BABIP of .422. That is way too high, even for Sano
Anthony Rizzo has a career best 13 game hit streak. He has also been on base in the first inning each time he has hit atop the order, six games.
Ben Gamel has the best batting average in baseball so far in June, .412
Guess the pitcher who owns these stats: (answer at the end of chatter) Notice how many times this pitcher only needed to face the minimum number of hitters to get through an inning
Eric Sogard has been great while filling in for injured Jonathan Villar, but he should remain in the lineup once Villar returns.
Eric Sogard continues to play at a really high level and get on base at a really incredible pace He’s been a productive offensive and defensive player. There’s space to give Villar some playing time But we’re looking for the players who are helping us win gamesCraig Counsell
Lance McCullers Jr. threw a bullpen before the game and could return to the rotation this week.
Gleyber Torres will miss the rest of the season to have Tommy John surgery
A.J. Pollock had a little setback yesterday when he had to leave the game due to right quad tightness.
The Astros sent Derek Fisher back down to Triple-A in order to activate Josh Reddick from the disabled list.
Orioles pitchers have allowed five or more earned runs in 16 straight games