Mike Pelfrey struggled in a no-decision against his former team on Friday, allowing three runs on six hits and four walks over 4 2/3 innings.
The veteran right-hander struck out two on the night. With as bad as he was, he was actually able to minimize the damage overall and kept his team in the game after the Tigers struck for two runs in the first inning. He now owns a 5.00 ERA and 1.67 WHIP on the season and remains an unappealing fantasy option in all formats. He'll take another turn in the White Sox' rotation on Wednesday against the Royals in Kansas City.
Nick Castellanos had a rough night in the field on Friday, making three errors at third base in a losing effort against the White Sox.
Castellanos' poor defense directly resulted in the Tigers losing this one. With a man on and no one out in the eighth inning, Todd Frazier hit what should have been a double play ball that Castellanos was unable to field cleanly and couldn't make a play. The very next hitter, Avisail Garcia, hit a similar ball that again could have been a double play, and again Castellanos was unable to handle. Two runs ended up coming around to score with two outs in the inning.
Matt Boyd pitched well in a no-decision against the White Sox on Friday, allowing three runs on seven hits across seven frames.
The left-hander struck out five on the night while walking two. The White Sox got to him early, with a pair of solo homers from Todd Frazier and Avisail Garcia in the second inning. They scratched out another run in the third before Boyd settled in and cruised through his final four innings. He'll look to further improve upon his 3.86 ERA and 1.48 WHIP when he squares off against the Indians on Wednesday.
Jacob deGrom yielded three runs over seven innings and struck out 12 in a 7-5 victory over the Nationals on Friday.
All three runs scored in the second inning, including a solo homer from Ryan Zimmerman and a two-run shot off the bat of Matt Wieters. He bounced back in dominant fashion from there and the Mets battled back to put him in position for his first win of the season. DeGrom has now reached double-digit strikeouts for the third straight start. He’s the first Mets pitcher to do that since David Cone in 1992. DeGrom will carry a 2.84 ERA into a start against the Braves next week on the road.
Max Scherzer took the loss Friday after yielding a season-high five runs in six innings against the Mets.
Travis d’Arnaud had his number in this one, slugging a two-run homer in the second inning and a three-run shot in the fourth. That was enough to put him on the losing side. Scherzer struck out seven and walked one and now sits at 3-2 with a 2.94 ERA and 40/9 K/BB ratio in 33 2/3 innings across five starts. He’ll try to bounce back next week against the Diamondbacks in another home start.
Josh Edgin notched a save with a double-play grounder in Friday’s win over the Nationals.
It was a gutsy call by Mets manager Terry Collins, who opted to pull Jeurys Familia with the bases loaded and one out with Bryce Harper due up. Harper hit a comebacker to Edgin, who threw home for the first out before Travis d’Arnaud threw to first base to complete the double play and end the ballgame. The Mets’ six-game losing streak is over.
Robinson Cano clobbered a two-run homer on Friday, helping to lead the Mariners to a 3-1 victory over the Indians.
Cano opened the game's scoring in the fourth inning with a two-run shot off of Carlos Carrasco which proved to be the difference in the ballgame. It was his lone hit in four at-bats on the night. Cano is now hitting .253/.321/.432 with four homers and 17 RBI on the season.
Travis d’Arnaud carried the load for the Mets’ offense in Friday’s win over the Nationals by going 2-for-3 with two homers, five RBI, and a walk.
The five RBI were a career-high. It was the first multi-homer game of his career. Both of them came off Max Scherzer, including a two-run blast in the second inning and a three-run shot in the fourth. D’Arnaud has already matched his home run (four) and RBI (15) total from all of last season.