Patrick Corbin was knocked around in a no-decision against the Rockies at Coors Field on Sunday, giving up six runs on seven hits in only 4 1/3 innings.
Corbin struggled mightily with his command all afternoon, issuing five free passes while striking out just one batter. The southpaw allowed a solo homer to Charlie Blackmon in the third inning, then the big blow of the game came on a grand slam off the bat of Carlos Gonzalez in the sixth. He'll carry a disappointing 4.99 ERA and 1.44 WHIP into Saturday's start against the Giants.
Matt Carpenter blasted a pair of bombs at Safeco Field on Sunday, helping to power the Cardinals to an 11-6 victory over the Mariners.
As a team, the Cardinals socked six dingers in the contest. Carpenter's first solo shot came in the sixth inning, extending their lead to 6-3. He then capped off the game's scoring with another solo blast off Vidal Nuno in the ninth. Carpenter also tripled in the contest, finishing the day 3-for-6 with three runs scored. He's having another outstanding season atop the Cardinals lineup, slashing .300/.419/.585 with 13 long balls and 47 RBI.
Tommy Pham clubbed a pair of solo home runs on Sunday as the Cardinals topped the Mariners in a slugfest at Safeco Field.
Pham hadn't done anything until the seventh inning, where he tagged Nick Vincent for a solo shot to put extend the Cardinals lead to 8-6. He wasn't finished though, victimizing Vidal Nuno in the ninth for another insurance run. For the season, Pham is hitting just .235/.278/.588 with two homers and two RBI in his limited role with the Cardinals.
Jaime Garcia struggled in a no-decision against the Mariners on Sunday, surrendering five runs on 10 hits over his 5 2/3 innings.
The veteran southpaw walked two and struck out six in the ballgame. He allowed single runs in each of the first three innings, including a solo homer by Nelson Cruz. Garcia departed with two-men on in the sixth, each of whom rode home on a home run by Franklin Gutierrez. Garcia will look to get back on track and improve upon his 4.09 ERA and 1.38 WHIP when he does battle against the Brewers on Friday.
Franklin Gutierrez clobbered a three-run home run in a losing effort against the Cardinals on Sunday.
He also singled and drew a walk, finishing the afternoon 2-for-3. Gutierrez was in the lineup due to his ability to mash left-handed pitching, but impressively his three-run shot came off right-handed reliever Donn Roach in the sixth inning to tie the game at 6-6. Unfortunately, that would be the extent of the M's offense in the ballgame. With the two-hit effort, Gutierrez is now slashing .266/.336/.516 with nine homers and 25 RBI on the season. He's worth using in all formats whenever a left-hander is on the hill.
James Paxton was touched up for five runs on eight hits over five frames in a no-decision against the Cardinals.
Paxton punched out six on the afternoon while walking two. He held the Cardinals to just one run through the first four innings, but the Red Birds erupted for four more in the fourth. While he has definitely flashed his dominance this year, he is surrendering way too much hard contact and is allowing base-runners at an alarming rate. He'll bring a 4.15 ERA and 1.67 WHIP into Saturday's start against the Orioles.
Johnny Cueto surrendered six earned runs over six innings Sunday in the Giants' win over the Phillies.
It was his second-worst outing in a Giants uniform, but San Francisco's offense exploded for 16 hits and eight runs to salvage the victory and take two of three games in the weekend series. Cueto gave up eight hits, including two doubles and an Odubel Herrera home run. He watched his ERA rise from 2.06 to 2.42.
Aaron Nola was lit up for five earned runs over 3 1/3 innings Sunday in the Phillies' loss to the Giants.
Nola didn't walk anybody, but he did hit three Giants batters, again struggling with his command in the no-decision. Those HBPs eventually yielded a retaliatory HBP from San Francisco starter Johnny Cueto. Nola got off to a tremendous start this season, but he's clearly not in a good place right now and should have already been benched in standard fantasy leagues. His next scheduled matchup is a start at home against the Royals.