Mark Reynolds went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer Monday in the Rockies' 8-4 win over the Nationals.
Reynolds was pretty quiet for two weeks after his blistering start, but now he has two homers in his last three games. It means the Rockies will likely bring Ian Desmond back from the DL as an outfielder initially, though Reynolds could still be pushed back into a reserve role when David Dahl is ready.
Tyler Anderson yielded four runs in 5 2/3 innings Monday in a no-decision against the Nationals.
Anderson is 0-for-5 turning in quality starts this year, and his ERA sits at 7.11. His 22/8 K/BB ratio in 25 1/3 innings isn't bad, but he's on thin ice at the moment. Assuming that he remains in the rotation -- a pretty good bet with Jon Gray on the disabled list -- he'll get the Diamondbacks next.
Jacob Turner pitched well in his spot start Monday, allowing three runs over six innings against the Rockies in Coors Field.
Turner left with a 4-3 lead, but it didn't survive the seventh. He'll likely be sent down for a fresh arm now, though the Nationals would risk losing him on waivers.
Blake Treinen gave up three runs and six hits in one-third of an inning Monday against the Rockies.
We're not sure why Dusty Baker let his deposed closer give up six hits, but it cost the Nationals their chance of coming back in this one. Granted, the Nationals' pen is a little worn down after the weekend. Treinen, though, could have been pulled earlier. He now has a 9.82 ERA, and it's obvious he won't be closing again anytime soon.
Tony Wolters finished 3-for-4 with a couple of RBI against the Nationals in Monday's win.
Wolters has been great with Tom Murphy out, hitting .351 in 37 at-bats. It's surprising that the Rockies haven't played him over Dustin Garneau more consistently (Garneau has 33 at-bats), given that he's the stronger defender and the far better hitter to date.
Anthony Rendon went 3-for-4 with an RBI against the Rockies on Monday.
Rendon is still looking for his first homer, but he has pushed his average up to .246 after a 3-for-28 start. He's struck out just five times in his last 11 games after doing so nine times in the first seven.
Matt Cain exited Monday's start against the Dodgers with an apparent injury.
Cain had thrown just 70 pitches across six shutout innings, but he was pulled after throwing some warm-up pitches prior to the seventh. He was hit in the foot with a comebacker earlier in the game, so perhaps his foot started getting sore. The Giants should update his status shortly.
Brandon Kintzler pitched a scoreless ninth inning for his fifth save Monday versus the Rangers.
Kintzler issued a two-out walk to Joey Gallo but induced a groundout from Jonathan Lucroy to seal the 3-2 victory. Minnesota's closer has opened the season with 9 1/3 scoreless frames.