Jason Heyward went 3-for-6 with a run scored in Sunday's loss to the Mets.
Heyward had two singles and a double, scoring in the Braves' three-run fifth inning. He had just three hits in his previous 32 at-bats, as he's still hitting just .171 for the year. Perhaps Sunday will be the start of something good for the outfielder.
Jose Valverde earned his first win of the season after pitching a scoreless 14th inning on Sunday.
After being removed from the closer's role on Saturday, Valverde was called on to keep the game tied Sunday afternoon. He allowed a single but was otherwise spotless, and he was rewarded for his work when the Mets pushed a run across in the bottom half of the inning. He'll need a lot more days like that before he inserts his name back into the Mets' closer discussion.
Lucas Duda went 2-for-5 with his first stolen base of the year in Sunday's win over the Braves.
Duda had two singles on the afternoon, driving in a run and also scoring in the win. Duda's first stolen base of the year was also the third of his career and first since 2012. With Ike Davis now out of the picture, Duda figures to get the majority of playing time for the Mets going forward.
David Hale allowed three runs -- two earned -- on six hits over six innings in a no-decision Sunday against the Mets.
Hale allowed one-out singles to David Wright and Daniel Murphy in the sixth inning but appeared to induce a double play ball to end the inning. Instead, Dan Uggla's error allowed an unearned run to score, tying the game and robbing Hale of his first win of the year. Despite the disappointing result, Hale owns a 2.93 ERA through three starts. He'll face the surprisingly tough Marlins lineup on Friday.
Zack Wheeler allowed three runs -- on three consecutive doubles in the fifth inning -- over six innings in Sunday's 14-inning win over the Braves.
Wheeler didn't factor in the decision. The right-hander was done in by a bad three-batter stretch, giving up three runs on doubles by Jason Heyward, B.J. Upton and Freddie Freeman in succession. Otherwise, Wheeler limited the Braves to three hits and three walks over his six innings. He struck out six in the outing. The no-decision keeps him at 1-2 with a 4.63 ERA to begin the year. He'll look to get on track Saturday against the Reds.
A.J. Pollock was removed from Sunday's game against the Dodgers due to tightness in his neck.
No word on the extent of the injury or any potential time he may miss. Tony Campana replaced him in center field and could be in line for more playing time should Pollock require any type of extended absence.
Cardinals optioned RHP Jorge Rondon to Triple-A Memphis.
Rondon's stay with the Cardinals lasted just three days, and he didn't appear in a game. He'll continue to serve as additional bullpen depth at the Triple-A level.
Trevor Plouffe went 3-for-4 with two RBI in the Twins' 8-3 win over the Royals on Sunday.
Plouffe accounted for eight total bases on the day, doubling twice, walking and also legging out his first triple of the year. Plouffe also scored twice in the game. The third baseman has cooled down slightly since his red hot start to the season, but he's still hitting .313/.420/.493 for the year.