Henderson Alvarez was knocked around for six runs over five innings in a loss to the Mets on Friday.
Alvarez entered Friday's outing with 18 1/3 consecutive scoreless innings against the Mets, but they finally managed to get the best of him. He struck out three and walked none en route to his first loss since May 11. Even with the clunker, he'll finish off the first half with an excellent 2.63 ERA across 19 starts.
David Wright went 4-for-4 with a two-run homer and two runs in a win over the Marlins on Friday.
It was the 19th four-hit game of his career. Wright has hit safely in each of his last five games, so it looks like the time off for his shoulder was just what the doctored ordered. His overall numbers still aren't on par with what we've seen from him in the past, so fantasy owners will have to hope that he can keep it going in the second half.
Lucas Duda clubbed a two-run homer Friday against the Marlins.
It was his 14th home run of the season. There was much debate about whether the Mets should trade Duda or Ike Davis, but it looks like they made the right choice. The 28-year-old owns an .841 OPS through 86 games this season and is currently on pace for 20-plus homers and 80-plus RBI.
Kirk Nieuwenhuis tripled and scored a run in Friday's win over the Marlins.
Nieuwenhuis has played well in limited playing time this season, hitting .302 (13-for-43) with nine extra-base hits (including two homers) and 10 RBI over just 24 games. Given the lack of production from Chris Young this season, there could more opportunity for him during the second half.
Marcell Ozuna went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in Friday's loss to the Mets.
And with that, his 15-game hitting streak is finished. Given his penchant for the strikeout, we wouldn't count on much from him on the batting average front, but his power is arriving in a hurry. The 23-year-old outfielder already has 15 homers through 90 games which puts him on pace for just over 25 for the year.
Munenori Kawasaki was forced to leave Friday's game against the Rays in the seventh inning due to tightness in his right hamstring.
Kawasaki is considered day-to-day and should return to the Blue Jays lineup at some point over the weekend. He was 1-for-4 with an RBI before departing.
Nolan Reimold is considered day-to-day after leaving Friday's game with a strained left calf.
Reimold appeared to tweak something while running the bases in the fourth inning, advancing twice on fly balls to the outfield. He appears to have avoided any type of significant injury though, and should return to the Blue Jays lineup at some point over the weekend.
Jake Smolinski is considered day-to-day after being diagnosed with a left elbow contusion.
Smolinski was forced to leave Friday's game after being hit by a pitch. The good news, is that X-rays came back negative, so he should be good to go in a day or two.