Jose Quintana was clobbered for nine runs across four innings of work in Sunday's loss to the Tigers.
Quintana was one pitch away from getting out of the first inning unscathed, but he left a pitch over the plate and Yoenis Cespedes lined it over the left-field wall for a grand slam. Cespedes got to him again with a two-run shot in the third. The left-hander has now had two clunkers in three starts, but impatient owners need to sit tight. Quintana will rebound and has a decent shot to do so next weekend versus the Royals.
Matt Harvey earned this third win of the season, allowing four runs in six-plus innings as the Mets held on to a 7-6 win versus the Marlins on Sunday.
Harvey had limited the Marlins to two runs over the first six innings, but started the seventh inning and allowed a run on three consecutive singles before departing. Reliever Alex Torres later allowed Harvey's runner to score on a wild pitch. On the afternoon, Harvey gave up eight hits, walked none, and struck out seven. He owns a 3.50 ERA, a 1.00 WHIP, and a 24/1 K/BB ratio in 18 innings. Harvey will face the Yankees in the Bronx next weekend.
Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said Sunday that Jose Reyes could return to the Blue Jays lineup on Tuesday.
Reyes will be limited to hitting only from the right side of the plate as he's dealing with a small fracture in his left rib cage, but it looks as though he'll be able to avoid a trip to the disabled list.
Yoenis Cespedes ripped a grand slam and a two-run shot in Sunday's blowout victory over the White Sox.
Cespedes' slam in the first inning off of Jose Quintana got the scoring going for the Tigers and he took Quintana deep again in the third inning to pad their lead. The slugger entered the weekend without a longball but finishes it with three to go along with 10 RBI and a nice .300/.314/.600 batting line.
Tom Koehler's disastrous fourth inning, in which he allowed seven runs, led to a loss in Sunday's start facing the Mets.
Koehler had gone nine up, nine down heading into the fourth. But the Mets loaded the bases with no outs on two singles and a walk before Koehler was able to record the first out of the inning. From there, the Mets singled twice, drew a bases-loaded walk, and doubled to rack up six runs against Koehler, who then departed. The Mets tacked on one more with a single off of reliever Sam Dyson. Koehler, over his 3 1/3 innings, yielded five hits and a pair of walks while striking out one. That fourth inning aside, Koehler has otherwise been reliable this season but his inability to miss bats severely hampers his fantasy value. He takes on the Nationals at home next.
Jeurys Familia worked around a leadoff walk to convert his sixth save as the Mets defeated the Marlins on Sunday.
With a one-run lead, Familia walked Reid Brignac to start the ninth inning. Brignac was promptly moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by Dee Gordon, but Familia got back-to-back ground outs to third base to end the game. Despite the win, it was a terrible afternoon for the Mets. Nevertheless, Familia moved to 6-for-6 in save chances since taking over for the injured and suspended Jenrry Mejia.
Jose Abreu was credited with an RBI triple in Sunday's loss to the Tigers.
It could have just as easily been ruled a single and a two-base error, as J.D. Martinez misplayed a ball in right field to allow Melky Cabrera to score and Abreu to end up at third. It's the big first baseman's first triple of the year and third of his career. He's driven in five runs over the last two days to push his RBI total to seven.
Nationals prospect Wilmer Difo collected five hits Saturday for High-A Potomac.
One of the hits was Difo's first career grand slam. Last year's South Atlantic League MVP continues to impress every step of the way. The 23-year-old swiped 49 bases for Low-A Hagerstown in 2014 and already has three thefts for Potomac. Difo could be headed for a promotion if this keeps up.