Jordan Lyles lost the second game of Wednesday's double-header, allowing the Diamondbacks to score four times in seven innings as the Rockies went on to lose 5-1.
Lyles was effective through four innings, allowing only one run, but the Diamondbacks got to him in the fifth to plate three runs. David Peralta knocked in a pair of runs with a double, and Paul Goldschmidt followed up with an RBI single to score Peralta. Overall, he gave up nine hits and a walk while striking out six. Lyles has had middling results through six starts so far, sporting a 4.42 ERA, a 1.50 WHIP, and a 21/17 K/BB ratio in 36 2/3 innings. He'll face the Angels on the road in his next outing.
Mark Buehrle held the Yankees to one run in five innings Wednesday to improve to 4-2 on the season.
Buehrle is sporting a 6.00 ERA after six starts, but he actually has been pretty effective in his wins, giving up nine runs over 23 innings. It's the two losses, in which he allowed 13 runs and 24 hits over 10 innings, that were terribly ugly. He'll get the Orioles next. Of course, he's just an AL-only starter these days.
Robbie Ray was terrific in his 2015 debut, limiting the Rockies to one run over six innings to pick up the win in the nightcap of Wednesday's double-header.
Ray was called up from Triple-A Reno and occupied the 26th spot on the roster as a result of Wednesday's double-header, taking the place of the injured Archie Bradley. The Rockies couldn't get much going against him, scratching out five hits and no walks while striking out five times. Their only run came in the bottom of the fourth when Michael McKenry hit an RBI double to tie the game at 1-1. If the D'Backs need Ray to start again, he'll be on schedule to do so on Monday at home against the Nationals.
CC Sabathia dropped to 0-5 after giving up four runs in 6 1/3 innings Wednesday against the Blue Jays.
Sabathia hasn't been a complete disaster, but this makes four out of six starts in which he's allowed at least four runs. There's really nothing for the Yankees to do here; he can't be bounced from the rotation while there's still some hope of adequacy. He'll get the Rays next.
Tuffy Gosewisch went 3-for-4 with an RBI, a stolen base, and a run scored as the Diamondbacks beat the Rockies in the second game of Wednesday's double-header.
It's only the second multi-hit game of the season for Gosewisch, who entered the day with a .399 OPS. He stole only eight bases in 21 attempts over nine seasons in the minors, so don't expect many more swipes throughout the rest of the season. He doesn't have any fantasy use as is.
Chris Colabello went 4-for-4 with a double and a steal versus the Yankees on Wednesday.
Colabello isn't out there for his defense, but the Jays figure he might be their best option in left field with Jose Bautista and Michael Saunders banged up. If the outfield returns to full healthy, Colabello probably won't have much of a role.
Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports George Springer is expected to be placed on the 15-day disabled list Thursday.
Drellich hears outfield prospect Preston Tucker is on his way to Anaheim to meet the club for the start of their road trip Thursday. Springer ran hard into the outfield wall Tuesday and sat out Wednesday's game with a possible concussion. Obviously the hope at this point is that Springer's DL stint is a short one.
Jose Pirela doubled and singled in his season debut Wednesday against the Blue Jays.
Pirela started at second base against Mark Buehrle tonight, and that will continue to be his role against lefties for however long he remains on the roster. What remains to be seen is whether Didi Gregorius or Stephen Drew will draw the start at shortstop on those days. Drew got the nod tonight and went 0-for-2 with two walks.