Steven Matz spun six scoreless innings in Friday’s blowout win over the Giants.
Matz matched his career-high with 110 pitches. He wasn’t exactly at his best, allowing seven hits and three walks, but he managed to keep the Giants off the board while notching four strikeouts. The southpaw was rocked in his season debut, but he has a 0.93 ERA over his last three starts. He’ll get an appealing assignment against the light-hitting Braves next time out.
Jake Peavy was rocked for six runs in two-plus innings Friday in a loss to the Mets.
All six runs scored in the third inning, which ended up being a 12-run explosion for New York. Peavy gave up four hits and walked five while throwing just 38 out of 70 pitches for strikes. The veteran right-hander now owns an 8.61 ERA and 2.00 WHIP through five starts this season. That’s, uh, not good. He might still have some leash left, but the Giants are surely losing patience with him.
Michael Conforto went 2-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored in Friday’s blowout win over the Giants.
Conforto got the Mets’ 12-run third inning started with an RBI single and later delivered another RBI single in the frame. The 23-year-old has been on fire since moving to the No. 3 spot earlier this month, batting .380 (19-for-50) with three home runs and 12 RBI. The Mets have now won seven straight.
Asdrubal Cabrera was 2-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored Friday against the Giants.
Cabrera contributed to the Mets’ huge third inning with a two-run double. We haven’t seen much power from him thus far, as he has just one home run through 21 games, but he has a strong .312/.369/.416 batting line. The 30-year-old has averaged 15 home runs per season since 2012, so it’s just a matter of time before we see some more pop.
Angel Pagan launched a solo homer in Friday’s loss to the Mets.
His seventh-inning blast off Jerry Blevins was the only offense of the game for the Giants. Pagan finished with a career-low .635 OPS last season while playing through a nagging knee injury, but he’s batting .321/.370/.476 through his first 24 games this season as the Giants’ primary No. 9 hitter.
Nolan Reimold blasted a three-run home run in the seventh inning on Friday, propelling the Orioles to a 6-3 victory over the visiting White Sox.
The White Sox had just pulled even at 3-3 in the top half of the inning before Reimold put the game out of reach with one mighty blow against Carlos Rodon. He also singled in the contest, finishing the night 2-for-3 with a pair of runs scored and is hitting an impressive .355/.394/.742 with three homers and five RBI through his first 33 plate appearances.
Zach Britton worked a scoreless ninth inning against the White Sox on Friday to secure his sixth save of the season.
Britton retired all three hitters that he faced in order, one of them via the strikeout, to protect a three-run advantage. He now boasts a 1.93 ERA, 0.75 WHIP and 11/2 K/BB ratio through 9 1/3 innings while making good on all six of his save opportunities.
Mike Wright pitched well in a no-decision against the White Sox on Friday, racking up six strikeouts over six innings of two-run ball.
The right-hander scattered five hits and a pair of walks in the contest. He departed with a 3-2 lead, but his bullpen was unable to protect his victory. He'll look to further improve upon his 5.40 ERA and 1.29 WHIP when he does battle against the Yankees at home on Wednesday.