Team-By-Team Notes

Team-By-Team Notes
Matthew Pouliot goes up and down the league to figure out where each team stands in advance of this week's trade deadline.
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Mike Montgomery picked up a no-decision, allowing three runs (two earned) in 6 2/3 innings as the Mariners lost in 10 innings to the Diamondbacks on Monday.

Montgomery allowed two solo home runs: to Paul Goldschmidt in the first inning, and to Welington Castillo in the second. The D'backs tacked on an extra run in the second, helped by a Brad Miller fielding error. The lefty, overall, yielded five hits and four walks while striking out five. Despite a solid 3.20 ERA, Montgomery has battled control issues and a proneness to home runs lately: he has walked 13 batters and allowed seven home runs in 26 innings in July. He'll aim for improvement over the weekend when he faces the Twins on the road.
Jul 28 - 1:49 AM

Robinson Cano had a pair of walks and a solo home run in five plate appearances, but the Mariners fell to the Diamondbacks in 10 innings on Monday.

Cano delivered a solo home run off of Robbie Ray in the sixth inning to reduce the Mariners' deficit to one run. He's had a torrid July, homering seven times while hitting .347 (33-for-95). As a result, his triple-slash line is up to .265/.309/.416 with 11 home runs and 42 RBI on the season.
Jul 28 - 1:46 AM

Welington Castillo went 1-for-4 with a solo home run as the Diamondbacks eked out a win over the Mariners on Monday.

Castillo pushed the Diamondbacks' lead to 2-0 with a solo shot off of Mike Montgomery in the second inning. The catcher has gone yard six times in 122 plate appearances as a member of the Diamondbacks, giving him eight total along with 23 RBI. Castillo is carrying a .238/.324/.457 line as a National Leaguer.
Jul 28 - 1:43 AM

Paul Goldschmidt drew three walks and went 1-for-2 with a solo home run in Monday's 10-inning win over the Mariners.

Goldschmidt put the Diamondbacks up 1-0 in the first inning when he drilled a solo home run to left field off of Mike Montgomery. The Mariners didn't seem to have any interest in pitching to him after that, and with good reason: the first baseman is batting an absurd .346/.465/.611 with 22 home runs, 75 RBI, and 17 stolen bases. Goldschmidt also leads the majors in walks by a large margin with 82, 10 more than the next-highest total (Bryce Harper, 72).
Jul 28 - 1:40 AM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Dodgers have discussed parting with Alex Guerrero in trade talks.

Guerrero has a clause in his contract that says he can become a free agent at the end of the season if he's traded, but the Los Angeles Times reported recently that he would consider waiving that right if it meant more money. Rosenthal says that the Dodgers, not surprisingly, are looking for pitching in return.
Jul 28 - 1:27 AM

Sergio Romo got out of hot water in the ninth inning to pick up his second save in Monday's 4-2 win over the Brewers.

Carlos Gomez led off the inning, reaching first base on an infield single, but he was thrown out at second base attempting to steal on a controversial call. He was ejected from the game for arguing the call. With two outs, Romo then gave up a double to Scooter Gennett to bring the winning run to the plate, but struck out Jean Segura to end it. Romo has functioned as the set-up man for closer Santiago Casilla, so his save chances should continue coming in very rarely going forward. He was just giving Casilla an extra day of rest after he threw 35 pitches on back-to-back days.
Jul 28 - 1:04 AM

Chris Heston pitched seven innings and allowed only two runs to earn his 11th win of the season on Monday facing the Brewers.

The Brewers ended Heston's shutout bid, when they used a walk, a double, and a single to plate two runs. The right-hander worked around five hits and three walks while striking out four on the evening. Heston owns a terrific 11-5 record with a 3.14 ERA, a 1.15 WHIP, and a 99/35 K/BB ratio over 126 innings. He hasn't lost since June 14 and will look to keep that streak going over the weekend in a road start against the Rangers.
Jul 28 - 1:01 AM

Kyle Lohse yielded four runs over 6 2/3 innings, taking his 12th loss of the season on Monday versus the Giants.

The Giants put up a three-spot in the fourth inning, which included a two-run Brandon Crawford home run. Gregor Blanco ripped a pinch-hit RBI double in the seventh. Lohse, overall, gave up five hits and three walks, and failed to register a strikeout. The right-hander owns an abysmal 6.24 ERA with a 1.44 WHIP and an 83/29 K/BB ratio over 119 2/3 innings. He faces the Cubs in a home start next.
Jul 28 - 12:58 AM
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