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Phillies acquired INF Jose Gomez, RHP J.D. Hammer and RHP Alejandro Requena from the Rockies for RHP Pat Neshek.

Gomez, 20, had been playing with Low-A Asheville in the Rockies system this season. Over the course of 81 games, the infielder was hitting .324/.374/.437 with 20 doubles, 33 RBI and 18 steals. He'll continue to marinate in the lower levels of the Phillies' farm system now that he has been traded over.
Jul 26 - 10:57 PM

Kendrys Morales slugged a walk-off solo home run in Wednesday's 3-2 victory over the Athletics.

Moments after Justin Smoak tied the game with a two-run shot off closer Santiago Casilla, Morales followed suit with a blast of his own to send the fans home happy. He went 1-for-3 with a walk in the ballgame and now owns a .254 batting average with 18 longballs and 54 RBI on the season.
Jul 26 - 10:51 PM

Rockies acquired RHP Pat Neshek from the Phillies for INF Jose Gomez, RHP J.D. Hammer and RHP Alejandro Requena.

The Nationals, Dodgers and Red Sox had all previously been linked to Neshek, but Colorado ultimately comes away with the prize. The veteran reliever has put in a sparkling season to date, pitching to a 1.12 ERA, 0.81 WHIP and 45/5 K/BB ratio across 40 1/3 innings. This fine body of work earned him a berth at the All-Star Game.
Jul 26 - 10:50 PM

Justin Smoak walloped a clutch two-run homer to tie the game in the bottom of the ninth inning against the Athletics on Wednesday.

His team trailed 2-0 entering the final frame. Following a lead-off walk by Josh Donaldson, Smoak cracked an offering from closer Santiago Casilla over the right field wall. Kendrys Morales followed with a walk-off home run. The bomb was Smoak's 28th of the campaign. He is having the best season of his career while slashing .297/.377/.592 with 67 RBI.
Jul 26 - 10:46 PM

Bruce Rondon was ejected from Wednesday's game against the Royals.

Rondon was ejected after hitting Mike Moustakas with a pitch. The benches subsequently cleared. Don't be surprised if Rondon is hit with a suspension after the game.
Jul 26 - 10:44 PM

Brewers optioned OF Brett Phillips to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

In 35 at-bats with the Brew Crew this season, Phillips picked up eight hits, including a double and two homers. The 23-year-old outfielder will serve as minor league depth moving forward, but could see additional work with the big league team before rosters expand in September.
Jul 26 - 10:41 PM

Marco Estrada allowed two runs on three hits across five innings against the Athletics on Wednesday.

He made one bad pitch in the ballgame and it resulted in a two-run bomb by Marcus Semien. It looked like those runs would cost Estrada a loss but he was bailed out when his teammates erupted for three runs in the bottom of the ninth. Estrada struck out four and walked four in the outing. His record holds at 4-7 with a 5.43 ERA. He has endured a brutal stretch over the past six weeks, today's outing might mark a return toward his early-season form.
Jul 26 - 10:41 PM

The Braves are expected to option Dansby Swanson to Triple-A Gwinnett.

Swanson has had a few nice moments this season, but has struggled by-and-large. Over the course of 324 at-bats, the 23-year-old shortstop is hitting a mere .213/.287/.312 with six homers and 35 RBI. Johan Carmago will likely see the majority of shortstop at-bats moving forward with Swanson heading down to hone his craft.
Jul 26 - 10:36 PM
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