Gerardo Parra went 3-for-5 with two runs scored in Saturday's 10-4 setback against the Padres.
Parra is quietly having a monster year, posting a .307/.377/.469 slash line over 192 at-bats while manning center field for the Snakes. With Adam Eaton's elbow woes, Parra has become Arizona's most valuable outfielder. He is in no danger of losing his starting job.
Wade Miley was pounded by the Padres for seven runs on seven hits in Saturday's loss.
He struck out one and walked one. The left-hander has really scuffled over his last two home starts; he was hammered for seven runs in each. Against the Braves earlier this month, he was done in by a pair of two-run bombs. Tonight, he just didn't have it against a mediocre offense. Over his last three starts, Miley has seen his ERA jump from 2.93 to 4.53.
Clayton Richard (illness) will likely be activated from the disabled list on Monday.
"He came out of his bullpen fine," Padres manager Bud Black said. "It looks as if Clayton is tracking toward Monday." Richard has been out since May 5 with an intestinal virus. He made two minor league starts and threw a bullpen session Friday at Chase Field, and he seems to be back in good health. The left-hander had a rough start to the season, as he sits at 0-4 with an 8.54 ERA through six starts.
Adrian Gonzalez had three hits, including his fifth homer, and the Dodgers beat the Cardinals 5-3 on Saturday.
Gonzalez actually fell just a triple short of the cycle, driving in a run with each of his three hits. The first baseman was actually on base five times in total, as he was walked twice on the night as well. The rest of the Dodgers' sluggers may be slumping, but Gonzalez looks just fine these days. He's hitting .316/.375/.471 after Saturday's game.
Josh Donaldson finished 4-for-4 with a homer and two RBI as the A's beat the Astros 11-5 on Saturday.
The magic continues for Donaldson, who boasts an outrageous .322/.398/.544 batting line in 49 games this season. He's on pace for 23 home runs and 97 RBI, which would make him a top tier third baseman (or very close to it) in standard mixed fantasy leagues. Some regression should be expected, but the 27-year-old is obviously a viable starting option in most formats right now.
Yadier Molina went 3-for-4 with an RBI but the Cardinals lost to the Dodgers on Saturday.
Molina had two singles and a double, raising his average to .339 in the process. The catcher continues to be the Cardinals' most consistent hitter despite having only two home runs on the season. He also scored a run in the contest.
Jason Castro went 3-for-4 with two home runs but the Astros lost to the A's on Saturday in Houston.
Castro launched a solo shot in the first inning, another solo shot in the fourth inning and an RBI single in the sixth. The 25-year-old backstop now has six home runs and is on pace to finish with 20. The batting average and OBP aren't good, but Castro is a decent power threat at catcher in deep mixed fantasy formats.
Matt Kemp was removed as part of a double-switch during Saturday's game after going 0-for-3 with two strikeouts.
Kemp was visibly upset with the decision, and he briefly left the dugout after being removed. The center fielder was likely frustrated with his performance of late, as Kemp left five runners on base and is now hitting .261/.313/.344 with just two homers in 47 games. Like the Dodgers, though, fantasy owners can't bench the star, even in the midst of his struggles.