Wide Receiver Notebook

Wide Receiver Notebook
Rich Hribar takes a look at outlier wide receiver performances and splits in 2015 and how they could help shape 2016 production.
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Cody Asche had three hits and three RBI as the Phillies edged the Diamondbacks 9-8 on Wednesday.

The last of those hits was a single to help fuel the rally in the 10th. Asche is hitting .289 with an .815 OPS since coming off the disabled list on June 2, helping to stabilize the Phillies outfield. He'll continue to play left against righties.
Jun 29 - 7:56 PM

Jett Bandy went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Wednesday's loss to the Astros.

Bandy's second-inning homer off Astros starter Dallas Keuchel temporarily knotted the proceedings at 1-1. They would actually take a 2-1 lead later in the frame, but the red-hot Astros came roaring back with another nine runs before the game's conclusion. The 26-year-old Bandy has seen 49 at-bats since being called up to help fill in for Geovany Soto (knee) in mid-May. He is slashing .265/.283/.429 with two homers and 10 RBI in that space. Soto is set to begin a minor league rehab assignment on Thursday, meaning that Bandy's days with the big league club are probably nearing their end for the time being, though he could conceivably stick on the roster even after Soto returns.
Jun 29 - 7:54 PM

Zach Eflin yielded four runs -- three earned -- in six innings Wednesday against the Diamondbacks.

Eflin has been effective in three straight starts after getting bombed by the Blue Jays in his major league debut, but he's totaled just nine strikeouts in 20 1/3 innings to date. He's going to have to pick that up.
Jun 29 - 7:53 PM

Brett Oberholtzer tossed a scoreless 10th inning for his first career save Wednesday against the Diamondbacks.

Jeanmar Gomez pitched the ninth and got the win. Oberholtzer, the long man in the Phillies pen, has a 5.22 ERA in 39 2/3 innings.
Jun 29 - 7:52 PM

Archie Bradley allowed three runs in six innings Wednesday in a no-decision against the Phillies.

Bradley left with a one-run lead, but it vanished soon thereafter. Bradley has had problems with walks lately, but today he issued just one, matching his season low. Unfortunately, that walk opened the game in the top of the first inning, and Peter Bourjos immediately followed with a two-run homer.
Jun 29 - 7:50 PM

Jake Lamb went 2-for-5 and hit a three-run homer versus the Phillies on Wednesday.

Lamb has nine homers in June. He's hit 17 homers in 260 at-bats this year after totaling six in 350 at-bats in 2015. Maybe he'll never be very good against lefties, but he's been awfully valuable this year anyway.
Jun 29 - 7:47 PM

Giants recalled RHP Chris Heston from Triple-A Sacramento; placed him on the 60-day disabled list with an oblique strain.

This is just a paperwork shuffle to allow the Giants to place Ruben Tejada on the 40-man roster. Heston suffered the oblique injury in a start for Triple-A Sacramento on Saturday. He had been pitching to a 3.77 ERA across 12 starts (plus one relief appearance) since being dropped down to the minors from the big league club near the end of April.
Jun 29 - 7:46 PM

Mark Trumbo homered, doubled and knocked in four runs in the Orioles' 12-6 win over the Padres on Wednesday.

Trumbo leads the majors with 23 homers and is fourth with 60 RBI. Not bad for a guy who was acquired for next to nothing from the Mariners over the winter.
Jun 29 - 7:41 PM
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