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.
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.
Dallas Keuchel turned in a quality start in Wednesday's win over the Angels, yielding three runs (two earned) on six hits over six innings.
Wednesday's start was fine enough, but Keuchel remains one of the more disappointing players in all of the fantasy landscape. Even in this "fine enough" start, he struck out just four and walked three. For the season, the reigning AL Cy Young winner holds a 5.13 ERA, 1.42 WHIP and 93/34 K/BB ratio across 107 innings. A home start against the Mariners shows next on his schedule as he looks to try to drop his ERA back under 5.00.
Yovani Gallardo yielded three runs and three hits in six innings Wednesday against the Padres.
The Orioles have won all three of Gallardo's starts since he came off the disabled list, but he hasn't inspired all that much confidence yet with his 4.40 ERA, 14/9 K/BB ratio and three homers allowed in those outings. He's remains a long shot to turn into an asset in fantasy leagues.
After taking over with the Padres down 7-3 in the ninth, Ryan Buchter was lit up for five runs in one-third of an inning by the Orioles on Wednesday.
That's a bad, bad day for the guy who is the current favorite to take over as the Padres' closer if Fernando Rodney is traded. His ERA jumped from 1.60 to 2.91. If there's any solace to be taken, it's that the Padres probably weren't winning this one anyway. They did end up scoring three runs in the bottom of the ninth, but that was against the last man in the Orioles pen, Oliver Drake, and he wouldn't have been pitching in a 7-3 game.
Jered Weaver made the Hindenburg blush with his disaster of a performance in Wednesday's loss to the Astros, surrendering six runs on seven hits over 5 1/3 innings.
Weaver struck out three and walked four on the afternoon. The Astros scored a run off him in the first and plated a pair in both the third and fifth innings before George Springer finished off the veteran with a solo home run in the sixth. Weaver's 5.51 ERA and 1.48 WHIP tell the story of his season well enough. A road start against the Rays shows next on his schedule.
Jonathan Schoop doubled twice, walked and scored three times Wednesday against the Padres.
Not only is Schoop hitting, but he even has seven walks this month. He had five in the first two months combined. With the Orioles offense red-hot, Schoop has scored 18 runs in his last 11 games.
Sean Doolittle's availability for Wednesday's game against the Giants is uncertain due to shoulder soreness.
Doolittle also dealt with a shoulder injury last season, but he said this new soreness is not in the same area as that. He could even be available to pitch against the Giants, as he is testing his arm in the bullpen to see if his shoulder will allow him to take the mound if necessary.