Baseball Chatter 08/28

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  • Patrick Corbin has thrown four good starts in a row, including seven shutout innings yesterday and only one earned run over the last 30 1/3 innings
  • Jharel Cotton struck out nine batters to tie his career high and allowed just one earned run in six innings
  • Blake Treinen converted his sixth consecutive save opportunity with the five-out save.
  • Jameson Taillon threw 108 pitches over just four innings
    • In nine starts since the All-Star break, Taillon is 2-3 with a 7.68 ERA and a 1.87 WHIP
  • Mike Foltynewicz allowed one run on four hits over five innings, but it took him 97 pitches. He walked three and struck out six
  • The Orioles want to limit Dylan Bundy to around 180 innings so expect extra rest days
  • Lucas Giolito earned his first major-league win.
  • Luis Castillo struck out nine and allowed just one run over seven innings against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday
  • Tyler Mahle threw 92 pitches and allowed three runs on four hits and four walks over five innings. He struck out five and collected his first career hit at the plate
  • Carlos Carrasco tossed seven scoreless innings, striking out eight. The Indians scored nine times in the second inning
  • Matt Boyd has pitched horrible in the third inning this season.
    • He’s allowed 31 third inning earned runs over 17 innings and 38 earned runs in the 83.1 other innings.

Home Runs

  • J.D. Martinez hit two,
  • Paul Goldschmidt
  • Daniel Descalso
  • Matt Davidson (23) hit his first home run since July 31
  • Tommy La Stella has started only 16 games this season, but he has been in the lineup for three of the last five. In those games, he has hit three of his five homers and has gone 6-for-11 with seven RBI
  • Francisco Lindor
  • Yan Gomes
  • Carlos Santana
  • Jose Altuve drove in two runs on his 20th homer of the season
  • Giancarlo Stanton is single-handedly bringing the Marlins playoff hopes to life, hitting his 50th homer yesterday, and in the past 46 games:
  • Byron Buxton has woken up and it isn’t even September yet, ugh. Three home runs yesterday. He obviously doesn’t know when baseball season starts. I bought it last September and call me a fool but i’m not buying again
  • Rhys Hoskins reached 11 homers quicker than any player in the history of baseball.
    • He homered for the fifth straight game to tie a Phillies record.
    • He has homered on the last eight days the Phillies have played a baseball game.

Teams

  • The Diamondbacks have a 1 ½ games on the Rockies for the top wild-card spot
    • Rockies are 3 ½ games up on the Milwaukee Brewers and 4 ½ ahead of the Marlins.
  • The Red Sox only have a 1 ½ game lead over the Yankees after they got swept by the Orioles this weekend
  • Kansas City’s offensive drought reached 34 innings, the longest in MLB this season
    • In a span of 72 hours, the Royals:
      • were shut out three straight times for the second time in club history
      • lost their fourth straight game
      • dropped below .500 for the first time since Aug. 11.

Injury Updates

  • Clayton Kershaw will make his first start for the Dodgers since July 23 on Friday in San Diego
  • Matt Harvey is expected to return to the mound Friday to face the Astros after 2 ½ months on the disabled list
    • He has a 4.63 ERA over four rehab starts, including

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