Team-By-Team Notes

Team-By-Team Notes
Matthew Pouliot goes all around the league with thoughts on trade rumors, the Tommy John returnees and closer issues.
read more

Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days

Video Center

  •  
    Beer

    Beer's MLB 6-Pack: Monday
  •  
    Short: How good is LeMahieu?

    Short: How good is LeMahieu?
  •  
    Beer

    Beer's MLB 6-Pack: Tuesday
  •  
    MLB On The Bump: Tuesday

    MLB On The Bump: Tuesday
  •  
    Beer

    Beer's MLB 6-Pack: Monday
  •  
    MLB On The Bump: Monday

    MLB On The Bump: Monday
  •  
    Chop

    Chop's MLB 6 Pack: Friday
  •  
    MLB On The Bump: Friday

    MLB On The Bump: Friday
 

Blogs

Twitter

Like us on Facebook! Like us on Facebook!

Player News

View Rss Feeds

James Shields allowed only two hits and a lone unearned run in seven innings, but took a no-decision as the Padres lost a pitcher's duel to the Pirates on Monday.

The lone run came around in the second inning when Andrew McCutchen doubled and later scored on a Yangervis Solarte throwing error. Along with two mere hits, Shields walked one and struck out three. The effort deflates his ERA to 3.88 with a 1.27 WHIP and a 126/36 K/BB ratio in 111 1/3 innings. Shields will close out the first half with a road match-up against the Rangers.
Jul 6 - 10:42 PM

Andrew McCutchen doubled, walked twice, and scored both Pirate runs in four plate appearances in a win over the Padres on Monday.

McCutchen doubled with one out in the seventh inning and scored the Pirates' first run later when Yangervis Solarte made a throwing error. He walked with one out in the bottom of the ninth and came around to score the winning run on Pedro Alvarez's single. Now a starting outfielder for the 2015 NL All-Star squad, McCutchen is hitting .299/.395/.497 with 10 home runs, 51 RBI, and 45 runs scored.
Jul 6 - 10:39 PM

Pedro Alvarez delivered a walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning, helping the Pirates eke out a win against the Padres on Monday.

In a 1-1 game, Alvarez stepped to the plate with runners on second and third and two outs in the bottom of the ninth against Brandon Maurer. He hit a single to right-center to plate the winning run, finishing 1-for-4. Alvarez has been solid this season, hitting almost exclusively against right-handed pitching. He owns a .242/.313/.450 triple-slash line with 12 home runs and 37 RBI.
Jul 6 - 10:37 PM

Aroldis Chapman kept the Nationals off the board in the ninth inning to earn his 17th save as the Reds held on for a 3-2 victory on Monday.

Chapman allowed a one-out walk to Michael Taylor, who advanced to second base on a passed ball, but was able to retire Jose Lobaton on strikes and Mat den Dekker on a ground ball to end the game. Chapman, officially a 2015 NL All-Star, is 17-for-18 in save chances with a 1.73 ERA and a 62/20 K/BB ratio in 36 1/3 innings.
Jul 6 - 10:33 PM

Yunel Escobar had to exit Monday's game versus the Reds with left hamstring tightness.

Escobar didn't seem to injure the hamstring on one particular play, but he was spotted stretching multiple times as the ailment appeared to creep up on him. It's unclear at this point how much time he might miss.
Jul 6 - 10:33 PM

Anthony DeSclafani got a no-decision after yielding two runs in 5 2/3 innings, but the Reds pulled out a late victory on Monday against the Nationals.

DeSclafani allowed five hits and walked four while striking out six. Despite allowing only two runs, it registers among his poorer outings on the season. He owns a 3.65 ERA, a 1.37 WHIP, and a 74/41 K/BB ratio over 101 innings. DeSclafani will take on the Marlins in a road start next.
Jul 6 - 10:32 PM

Denard Span left Monday's game against the Reds with back spasms.

Span is probably looking forward to the All-Star break in order to have some rest, as he's dealt with the back issue off and on for a month now. Consider him day-to-day.
Jul 6 - 10:30 PM

Doug Fister limited the Reds to two runs (one earned) over six innings, but took a no-decision as the Nationals ended up losing on Monday.

Fister allowed his first run on an RBI double to the opposing pitcher. It may as well have been an earned run as it was set up by Fister's throwing error. His second run scored on a Eugenio Suarez RBI single in the sixth inning. Overall, Fister gave up eight hits and a walk while striking out two. He'll bring a 4.08 ERA, 1.38 WHIP, and a 31/14 K/BB ratio over 64 innings into a start in Baltimore against the Orioles.
Jul 6 - 10:29 PM
More Player News

Baseball Forums

  • 7/6 Lineups & Weather

    San Diego Padres @ A.J. Burnett RHP   1. Derek Norris ® C 2. Yangervis Solarte (S) 3B 3. Matt Kemp ® RF 4. ...
  • Gerardo Parra 2015 Outlook

    not one thread on this guy? really? dude is raking doing his own aoki impression. does anyone care? no respect
  • Waiver Wire - Week 14

    A reminder for all on how it works - a weekly thread will be posted and pinned, for all of you who need to *already* fin...
  • 7/5 Lineups & Weather

    Milwaukee Brewers  @ Mike Leake RHP   1. Gerardo Parra (L) CF 2. Jonathan Lucroy ® C 3. Ryan Braun ® R...