Luke Gregerson gave up hits to all four Giants he faced and took a blown save and a loss on Wednesday.
Gregerson has already pushed back into a setup role with Huston Street back, but he's still struggling. He's given up six runs and 11 hits over 3 2/3 innings in his last five appearances.
Tyson Ross struck out all five Giants he faced out of the pen on Wednesday.
He needed just 21 pitches to do it, too. The Padres said last month that Ross was going to get another shot in the rotation, but nothing of late suggests that they're intending to make that happen anytime soon. He ha a 2.05 ERA in 22 innings since coming off the DL and joining the pen.
Braves pitching prospect Sean Gilmartin has been placed on Triple-A Gwinnett's disabled list due to shoulder tendinitis.
A 2011 first-round pick, Gilmartin has struggled this season with a 5.83 ERA and 47/30 K/BB ratio over 71 innings with Gwinnett. It's not clear how long he'll be sidelined.
Cody Ross delivered a pinch-hit three-run homer off Mike Dunn in the bottom of the eighth to lead the Diamondbacks past the Marlins on Wednesday.
The untradeable Mike Dunn, that is. Ross has been flat-out horrible against right-handers this year, which is part of the reason he was out of the starting lineup today, but he's still killing lefties to the turn of a .387 average in 62 at-bats. All three of his homers have come off southpaws. He made a winner of David Hernandez with the blast today.
The Rockies will option Jeff Francis to Triple-A Colorado Springs prior to Thursday's game.
The move won't be made official until the Rockies call up Roy Oswalt. The club is hoping that Francis will agree to stick around for depth, but he has the option of choosing free agency because of his major league service time. He's put up a 6.58 ERA and 1.56 WHIP this season and wouldn't figure to net a major league deal elsewhere.
Josh Collmenter allowed just one hit over six scoreless innings and struck out seven in relief of an injured Trevor Cahill against the Marlins on Wednesday.
Collmenter missed out on a start Tuesday, as the Diamondbacks picked Randall Delgado instead. He got what essentially was a start today anyway and was outstanding, though he didn't get a win out of it. He's 3-0 with a 2.43 ERA in 40 2/3 innings out of the pen this season.
Heath Bell gave up a homer in a fourth straight appearance Wednesday, yet he still picked up his 13th save against the Marlins.
The homer by Justin Ruggiano only brought the Marlins to within 3-1. Bell, however, did allow a hit and a walk afterwards as part of a 31-pitch ninth inning. Fortunately for him, the Diamondbacks now have Thursday off, giving him a chance to recover. Bell, though, is leaving the door wide open for J.J. Putz to reclaim closing duties should Putz's rehab progress as hoped.
David Freese is not in the Cardinals' lineup Wednesday.
It's just a day off for Freese, who grounded into three double plays and struck out in his four at-bats Tuesday. Daniel Descalso is getting the start at third base.