- Have scored 60 runs and hit .294 in their past nine games.
- The Angels can thank their bullpen for giving them a glimmer of hope to make the post-season, but they gave up six runs in the ninth yesterday, and blew the lead for the second Sunday in a row.
- Blake Parker ended his streak at 27 outings without allowing an earned run at home.
- The Astros put on their rally caps and scored four runs in the ninth inning, beating the Blue Jays 7-6
- Alex Bregman has an extra base hit in each of the last eight games, which is the third-longest streak in team history and first since 2006.
- Chris Devenski has 7 ER in his last 9 ⅔ innings A.J. Hinch says he struggles with command of his fastball and slider.
- Lucas Sims has allowed three homers in 12 major league innings and 19 in 115 1/3 innings at Triple-A
- Marcel Ozuna and J.T. Realmuto hit home runs off Sims
Yeah, they both were just bad pitches,I didn’t execute. They were bad pitches.Sims
- Sims’ next scheduled start is Sunday in St. Louis. It will be his first away from SunTrust Park.
- Braves lead the National League grounding out into double plays. Matt Kemp has done it 22 times
- Adam Wainwright
- 3 IP, 3ER, 4 H, 5 BB, 1 K
- Willson Contreras went 2-for-4 with a pair of solo homers
- has five home runs in the past four games, and 10 since the All-Star break
- Is hitting .281/.349/.532.
- Jon Lester allowed three runs on six hits with one walk and seven strikeouts over 6.2 innings
- 5-for-30 (.167) with runners in scoring position in the series
- 15 for 84 (.179) with runners in scoring position on their 10-game road trip through three cities
- Hitting .223 since June 25
- Still have a five-game lead on a wild-card spot
- Hyun-Jin Ryu allowed only one hit and struck out eight over seven scoreless innings and the Dodgers won 8-0
- Retired 21 of the 22 including the first four batters he faced.
- 3.53 ERA and 1.28 WHIP through 17 starts
- Jarrett Parker hit his first homer
- Jeff Samardzija tossed 6 ⅓ innings, allowed five hits and three walks while striking out three.
- Have scored one run or fewer for the 21st time this season.
- Last season they reached 68 wins before they had their 50th loss.
- Jason Kipnis struck out three times in four plate appearances
- J.T. Realmuto went 2-for-4 with a solo home run
- He is hitting .306/.366/.489, with 13 homers, 45 RBI, five stolen bases and 50 runs
- Marcell Ozuna went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run
- Has hit three home runs in his past seven games
- 26 HR, 87 RBI, 63 R and a .306/.364/.553 slash line on the season
- Jose Urena allowed one run on three hits and walked one while striking out three through six innings
- Urena continues to impress and now sports a rock-solid 3.70 ERA and 1.19 WHIP to go along with his 10 wins. He only strikes out 6.2 per nine.
- Steven Matz
- 5.1 IP, 6 H, 5 ER, 2 BB, 7 K
- is winless over his last seven
- 5.77 ERA, 1.51 WHIP
- Matt Wieters went 1-for-3 with a homer and five RBI. He is still having a rotten season
- Manny Machado is hitting .352/.398/.505 since the break, bringing his season average to .257.
- Ubaldo Jiménez pitched well for the third straight time.
- Clayton Richard allowed four runs on five hits and one walk across six innings, but none of those four runs were earned. He struck out five.
- Jameson Taillon allowed two runs on five hits walked two in 6 ⅓ innings. He struck out eight.
- Felipe Rivero blew his first save, allowing two runs on two hits and walked two.
- Maikel Franco went 2-for-4 with a solo home run
- .230/.285/.407 is down across the board compared to his .255/.306/.427 output in 2016.
- Aaron Nola limited the Rockies to two runs on six hits with two walks and seven strikeouts over seven strong innings in Sunday’s no-decision at Coors Field.
- Ninth consecutive quality start
- Homer Bailey allowed 10 runs on 10 hits and four walks across 3.1 innings
- He is 3-6 with an ERA of 8.86.
- That is not what $19 million is supposed to buy, even in this era of superheated salaries for starting pitchers.
- Entered yesterday:
- 59-0 when leading after eight innings this season.
- They were 14-6 in one-run games, including a trio of one-run victories on the current homestand.
- Greg Holland 34-1 in save opportunities.
- Greg Holland is 34-2
- Half game in front of the D-Backs and 5.5 games in front of the Brewers
- Jeff Hoffman pitched seven innings allowed one run on four hits, struck out eight and walked one.
- Hoffman (6-3, 5.03 ERA) said his curveball had not been as effective since May 22 at Philadelphia when he pitched seven innings, allowed one run on three hits and whiffed seven.
- Chatwood’s Command Sucks
I want to start, I will do whatever the team asks, but if you look at my career numbers and I’m pretty good as a starter. We are in a playoff run, so if they want me to help out in the bullpen, I will help out in the bullpen.Chatwood
We knew that it was going to be ‘Chatty’ or Antonio, I can’t share with you what made our final decision, but we feel good about Antonio starting the game. And we feel good about ‘Chatty’ starting a game. … We are going to use all of our guys
- The Royals finished their double-header with five home runs
- Eric Hosmer hit home run number 17.
- Mike Moustakas hit number 31
- Melky Cabrera finished 3-for-4 with a homer and four RBIs in the second game
- Lorenzo Cain finished 6 for 10 after two three-hit games, raising his batting average eight points to .283.
- Whit Merrifield hit number 13
- Frank White is the only Royals second baseman to ever hit more.
- Jeimer Candelario (3B) was called up from Triple-A Toledo on Sunday.
- Victor Martinez:
- Came into the season a career .300 hitter from both sides of the plate (.299 right-handed).
- recorded his 2,000th career hit a couple of weeks ago. But this year, other than the month of May, nothing is working. Since going 3 for 4 on July 29, he’s gone 3 for 29, including an 0-for-5 on Sunday. He’s 3 for 15 with runners in scoring position in that stretch.
- Hitting .318 with a .936 OPS in May
- Yoan Moncada went 5-for-17 with three walks in the series vs. the Red Sox.
- He struck out five times giving him 21 strikeouts since getting called up July 19.
- Moncada struggles with off speed pitches
The swings-and-misses on both sides of the plate have been in breaking-ball countsRentaria
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