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Adam Frazier went 2-for-2 with a homer and four walks as the Pirates beat the Braves 12-5 in 10 innings Wednesday.

That sure is a nice game. Frazier joins J.D. Martinez as the only players this year with a homer and four walks in a game (Martinez actually had two homers in his). George Springer was the lone player to do it last year. Frazier is now batting .370 in his 92 at-bats. He doesn't have the home run or steal ability to be a major asset in mixed leagues, but he seems poised to remain a fine leadoff man for the Pirates.
May 25 - 12:33 AM

Trevor Williams pitched five-plus innings and yielded three runs Wednesday against the Braves.

All three runs came in the sixth after Williams gave up three straight singles to open the frame and was pulled. The Pirates seem pretty content with mediocrity lately, so Williams, who has given up 13 earned runs over 18 2/3 innings in his four starts, will probably get additional opportunities.
May 25 - 12:30 AM

Julio Teheran allowed three unearned runs over six innings Wednesday in a no-decision against the Pirates.

Teheran couldn't bail out his defense after Jace Peterson's error with one out in the second, but he was strong over the rest of the outing, giving up just two hits over the other five innings. He lowered his ERA from 5.47 to 4.88.
May 25 - 12:27 AM

Michael Conforto continued to rake as he went 2-for-3 with a run scored, an RBI and two walks in Wednesday's loss to the Padres.

He delivered a run-scoring single in the fourth inning that gave the Mets a 5-1 lead that would soon be blown by their pitching staff. Conforto began the season without an everyday starting role but has forced himself into the lineup by batting .341/.437/.712 with 13 homers, 35 runs scored and 32 RBI in 41 games. He hasn't shown any signs of cooling off any time soon.
May 25 - 12:26 AM

Given a save chance with Jim Johnson needing the day off, Jose Ramirez gave up two runs in the ninth to blow a save Wednesday against the Pirates.

Both Johnson and Arodys Vizcaino had worked the last two days and four of the previous five days, so Ramirez got the call. An overturned call gave the Pirates an infield single to open the inning, and they got another single, a walk and a two-run single afterwards to tie the game. Ramirez probably won't get any additional save chances in the near future.
May 25 - 12:25 AM

Josh Collmenter was blasted for seven runs in the 10th to take a loss Wednesday against the Pirates.

The Braves decided not to further tax their bullpen tonight, so Collmenter was left in to finish the inning after giving up three homers. He had a 2.00 ERA in nine innings during April, but he's given up 15 earned runs in eight innings since. He's probably in danger of being DFA'd.
May 25 - 12:21 AM

Wilmer Flores went 2-for-4 with three RBI and a run scored in a loss to the Padres on Wednesday.

He stroked a base-loaded double to plate three runs in the third inning, then came around to score on a Curtis Granderson single. He also worked a walk in the ballgame. The 25-year-old Flores now has a .307 batting average with three home runs and 14 RBI in 91 plate appearances.
May 25 - 12:21 AM

Jordy Mercer went 3-for-5 with a homer and a walk against the Braves on Wednesday.

Mercer hit the third of back-to-back-to-back homers off Josh Collmenter in the 10th, following David Freese and Jose Osuna. Mercer was hitting just .203/.317/.268 this season before arriving in Atlanta this week. He's gone 7-for-13 with two homers in three games since.
May 25 - 12:19 AM
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