Kenta Maeda underwent x-rays on his right hand after Saturday's win over the Mets, but they came back negative.
Maeda got struck by a sharp comebacker on Saturday. He stayed in the game, and the post-game x-rays came back negative. Manager Dave Roberts indicated that he should make his next start without issue.
Kenta Maeda spun five scoreless innings in a win over the Mets on Saturday.
Maeda scattered two hits and two walks while striking out three. He was removed after 75 pitches, possibly related to recent reports that he's struggling to adjust to pitching every fifth day. Of course, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts may also have wanted to get Maeda out of the game with a positive result after he'd struggled in recent starts. The win moved Maeda to 4-3 with a 3.00 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 51/17 K/BB ratio over 57 innings this year. The right-hander will have a challenge on his hands Thursday when the Dodgers visit the Cubs.
Noah Syndergaard was ejected after throwing at Chase Utley on Saturday, and manager Terry Collins is worried he'll face a suspension.
Syndergaard got tossed without any warnings being issued beforehand, which is causing some frustration among the Mets' faithful, but we'll likely have to wait a couple of days before Major League Baseball makes any decision on a suspension.
Randal Grichuk went 2-for-5 with an RBI double, triple and a run scored as the Cardinals thumped the Nationals 9-4 on Saturday.
Grichuk had two of the team's seven extra-base hits against Gio Gonzalez and company, including an RBI double in the fifth inning. Grichuk now has four multi-hit games in his last five starts, raising his average to .237 with a .755 OPS. If any impatient fantasy owners jumped off the Grichuk train early, it might be time to get back on it.
Gio Gonzalez was hit hard by the Cardinals on Saturday, allowing six runs over 4 2/3 innings in a loss.
Gio gave up six hits, including a home run to Matt Holliday, while walking four in the outing. The loss was his second in a row and his second bad showing, raising his ERA to 3.57. He'll try to get back on the winning path Friday when the Nats visit the Reds.
Adam Wainwright allowed four runs, including three home runs, over seven innings in a win over the Nationals on Saturday.
Wainwright was actually pretty good, giving up six hits without issuing a walk, but a couple mistakes left the yard. Wainwright struck out five in the start, tying a single-game high, strangely, in what has been a trying year for the 34-year-old. Despite his 5.71 ERA and 1.47 WHIP, Wainwright has now won his last five decisions. He'll try to make it six Friday against the Giants.
Carl Crawford was removed for a pinch runner after beating out an infield single in Saturday's contest against the Mets.
Crawford was replaced by LHP Alex Wood, which signaled that the 34-year-old outfielder could've suffered an injury while legging out a grounder to second base. If he is not injured, it represented a creative way to save his legs in a blowout victory. Something is up, though, it seems. Crawford is now hitting .209 with zero homers in 71 plate appearances.
Tony Cingrani struck out three over a scoreless ninth inning to close out a 7-6 win over the Brewers on Saturday.
The save was Cingrani's fourth of the season and his first in nearly two weeks. It was a reassuring showing from the southpaw, who is the team's closer for lack of a better option. Cingrani owns a 3.32 ERA and 1.38 WHIP with 23 strikeouts in 21 2/3 innings to date.