Michael Morse went 2-for-4 with two home runs and four RBI in a win over the Rockies on Wednesday.
Morse now has five home runs on the year. For some comparison, Giants left fielders hit just five home runs over the entire 2013 season. Morse has 15 RBI to go with those five homers, and Morse now has an .897 OPS. He should continue to bat near the middle of the Giants' order, meaning those RBI opportunities will continue to come.
Charlie Blackmon went 2-for-5 with a home run and four runs scored in Wednesday's loss to the Giants.
Blackmon's incredible April continues. The homer was his fifth, and his three RBI on the day gives him 16 RBI in 22 games. He also stole his sixth base of the year in the game. He's scored 10 runs in his last five games to increase his league-leading total to 19. And the list goes on. Right now, Blackmon can do no wrong.
Matt Cain was touched for seven runs over six innings in a no-decision against the Rockies on Wednesday.
Cain had been really good in his previous two starts, but he didn't have much working on Wednesday. The right-hander allowed 10 hits, including two home runs, and walked three on the day. He's not the first pitcher and he won't be the last to struggle in Coors Field. He should be better in his next start Monday against the Padres.
Tyler Chatwood allowed five runs over six innings in a no-decision against the Giants on Wednesday.
Chatwood was victimized by the long ball Wednesday, serving up three homers -- including two to Michael Morse -- on the day. In all, he gave up seven hits and four walks, striking out five. A date with the woeful Diamondbacks is on tap for Monday.
Dane De La Rosa (shoulder) will throw a simulated game in Arizona on Thursday.
His bullpen session on Tuesday went well, so he'll progress to facing live hitters. He won't be eligible to return until early May, but his progress suggests he may just need the minimum stay.
Sean Burnett (elbow) will throw a simulated game in Arizona on Thursday.
Burnett threw a successful bullpen session recently, and he'll now face hitters as he works back from a setback with his surgically repaired left elbow. It's still unclear when he might progress to a rehab assignment, and there's no timetable for his return to the big club.
Clayton Kershaw (back) will make his first rehab start Friday at Class-A Rancho Cucamonga.
The left-hander will require more than one rehab start before returning, but Friday's start is a big step in that direction. He'll throw 50-55 pitches in the start as he builds up stamina. Assuming the starts go well, Kershaw should be back with the Dodgers by mid-May as anticipated.
Kyle Seager slugged a walkoff three-run homer Wednesday in the Mariners' 5-3 win over the Astros.
Seager also hit a two-run shot in the seventh inning, finishing the afternoon with five total RBI. The talented third baseman got off to a slow start this season but is capable of turning things around in a hurry. He finished 22 home runs and 69 RBI in 2013.