Elvis Andrus finished 2-for-4 with a stolen base Saturday against the Angels.
Andrus has reached base in five straight, a major accomplishment for a Rangers hitter this year. Unfortunately, he's still batting just .208 overall. Worse, he's drawn one walk in 73 at-bats, an unusual problem for the light-hitting shortstop; if nothing else, he's usually managed a decent walk rate for a guy with so little power.
Filling in for Yasiel Puig, Andre Ethier went 3-for-4 with a homer, a double and a walk to lead the Dodgers to an 11-8 win over the Padres on Friday.
Ethier was making his first start in six days, but the lack of activity hasn't hurt him so far; he's hit .353 with a couple of homers in 34 at-bats. He'll probably have some value in mixed leagues if Puig lands on the disabled list because of his hamstring.
Ian Kennedy was blasted for eight runs in 4 1/3 innings by the Dodgers in his return from the disabled list Saturday.
Kennedy, who didn't make a rehab start during his brief time on the DL, gave up three homers in a start for the first time since Aug. 16, 2013. Expect a better showing next week in a home start against the Rockies.
Juan Uribe's first homer of the season was a two-run shot off the Padres' Chris Rearick on Saturday.
Uribe is being pushed by Alex Guerrero and Justin Turner at third, but he still has his glove working to his advantage, meaning he shouldn't have to match the numbers of the other two in order to remain a regular. And it should probably be acknowledged that he did hit .311/.337/.440 in 386 at-bats last season.
Justin Upton homered twice and knocked in five runs in a losing cause Saturday against the Dodgers.
Upton probably won't quite match last April, when he hit .326 with eight homers, but he's off to another nice start. It was his eighth career two-homer game and first since last April 10.
Troy Tulowitzki hit a solo home run in Saturday's 11-inning loss to the Giants.
The home run was Tulowitzki's second of the season and gave him nine RBI. He also added a single to finish the game 2-for-5. While his .303/.309/.530 slash-line is impressive in its own right (though his lack of walks is somewhat odd), owners should be even more pleased that Tulo's showing no ill-effect or discomfort from last year's hip surgery. If he can stay healthy, his bat remains one of the best in the game.
Santiago Casilla blew the save on Saturday, allowing one run on two hits in 2/3 of an inning.
Casilla entered the game with one out and the Giants clinging to a one-run lead. After allowing singles to Nick Hundley and D.J. LaMahieu, Casilla induced a grounder from Drew Stubbs to score a run. The Giants would ultimately win the game on a Joe Panik bunt. Casilla had been a perfect 5-for-5 on saves coming into the game. The rough outing bumped his ERA up to 3.12, but he remains a serviceable, if unspectacular, ninth-inning option.
Jorge De La Rosa struck out seven Giants on Saturday, allowing two runs on four hits.
De La Rosa missed most of April with a groin injury. His first start, on April 20th against the Padres, was a nine-run disaster, but the pitcher showed improvement on Saturday. De La Rosa put up respectable numbers for the Rockies last season, posting a 4.10 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP over 184 1/3 innings. He'll try to give up fewer than nine runs when he faces the Padres again in his next start.