Daily Dose: Dodger Blues

Daily Dose: Dodger Blues
Ryan Boyer discusses injuries to Brandon McCarthy, Homer Bailey and Adam Wainwright in Tuesday's Daily Dose.
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George Springer went 0-for-2 with three walks, three stolen bases, and two runs scored on Monday as the Astros beat the Padres.

In the eighth inning, Springer walked, moved to second on another walk, stole third, and came around to score on a throwing error by catcher Derek Norris. In the ninth, Springer walked again, stole second, and scored on a Colby Rasmus home run. Springer hasn't done much with the bat, hitting just .183/.302/.324, but he's 7-for-8 in the stolen base department at least.
Apr 28 - 1:40 AM

John Axford saw his way out of ninth-inning hot water, converting his third save as the Rockies won 5-4 against the Diamondbacks on Monday.

Axford allowed the tying run to reach third base when Paul Goldschmidt singled to put runners on first and third with two outs in the ninth inning. Axford was able to get the dangerous Mark Trumbo to ground out to third base to end the game. As regular closer Adam Ottavino hit the disabled list, Axford should be seeing plenty of save chances for the foreseeable future. He's 3-for-3 in save opportunities with a spotless ERA and a 6/2 K/BB ratio in five innings.
Apr 28 - 1:34 AM

Chase Anderson struggled early in a loss against the Rockies, giving up five runs in 5 1/3 innings on Monday.

Justin Morneau slugged a three-run home run in the first inning to put Anderson behind the eight-ball early. Overall, Anderson surrendered eight hits with two walks while striking out four. It was Anderson's worst start of the four he's made to this point. He'll bring a 4.24 ERA and a 20/6 K/BB ratio over 23 1/3 innings into a road start against the Dodgers next.
Apr 28 - 1:31 AM

Tyler Matzek improved to 2-0 after limiting the Diamondbacks to two runs over five innings on Monday.

Matzek had to leave after five frames due to a left hamstring cramp. Over his five innings, he worked around five hits and three walks, yielding the only two runs in his fifth and final inning. He struck out three on the evening. The lefty hasn't pitched deep into games, but sports a 2.70 ERA, 1.55 WHIP, and a 13/13 K/BB ratio in 20 innings. If Matzek's hamstring problem isn't serious, he'll match up with the Padres at Petco Park next.
Apr 28 - 1:28 AM

Corey Dickerson went 3-for-5 with an RBI single to help the Rockies eke out a win over the Diamondbacks on Monday.

Dickerson singled in a run in the second inning to push the Rockies' lead to 4-0 at the time. It's the 25-year-old's fourth multi-hit game out of his last five games. Overall, he's batting .338/.384/.632 with five home runs and 15 RBI. Dickerson is battling plantar fasciitis but it hasn't done much to hamper his offense thus far.
Apr 28 - 1:26 AM

Justin Morneau went 2-for-3 with a walk and a three-run home run to help the Rockies edge the Diamondbacks on Monday.

Morneau greeted D'Backs starter Chase Anderson rudely with a three-run jack in the first inning. It's only the first baseman's second blast of the season. The defending NL batting champ had been off to a cold start, but three consecutive multi-hit games bumped his batting line up to .297/.338/.438.
Apr 28 - 1:23 AM

Brett Anderson's shaky fifth inning ended his evening, resulting in a no-decision as the Dodgers beat the Giants on Monday.

Anderson had shut the Giants out over his first four frames, but the Giants hit him around for three runs in the fifth. After Anderson got two quick ground outs, the Giants strung together a walk, two singles, and a double to reduce a four-run deficit to a one-run deficit. Over 4 2/3 innings, Anderson gave up five hits, walked two, and struck out three. The lefty has pitched into the sixth inning just once in four starts and has a 5.49 ERA. Anderson toes the slab against the Diamondbacks at home in his next outing.
Apr 28 - 1:21 AM

Tim Lincecum got the loss on Monday versus the Dodgers, serving up four runs in four innings of work.

The Dodgers scored all four runs in the third inning, but Lincecum just wasn't sharp in general. He gave up eight hits and three walks while striking out only two. The right-hander still sports a productive 3.27 ERA with a 1.22 WHIP and a 16/10 K/BB ratio in 22 innings. Lincecum will look for better results in his next start at home against the Angels.
Apr 28 - 1:18 AM
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