Adrian Gonzalez went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Saturday's win over the Mets.
Gonzalez took Mets starter Matt Harvey deep for his 15th homer of the year in the fifth inning and with the RBI, Gonzalez has now batted in an even 50 for the season. His season-long triple-slash looks solid at .293/.367/.514, but it should be noted that after a molten hot April, he's posted progressively lower numbers each of the last two months. In June, he hit just .248/.320/.381.
Ryan Pressly left Saturday's game against the Royals with a strained right shoulder.
He pitched a scoreless sixth inning before coming out. Pressly has gone 3-2 this year with a 2.93 ERA across 27 outings. The 26-year-old could be headed to the disabled list.
Wilmer Flores went 3-for-4 with an RBI single in Saturday's loss to the Dodgers.
Flores knocked in a run with a single in the eighth inning. He's been absolutely sizzling this holiday weekend, with seven hits in his last 11 at-bats and back-to-back three-hit games. His recent hot stretch is not indicative of how he's been hitting all season, as he's slashing .248/.280/.398 with 10 homers and 35 RBI. The power and run-production are swell enough, but the average could use some work.
Zach Greinke continued his run of dominance in Saturday's 4-3 win over the Mets, throwing seven innings of shutout ball while allowing just four hits.
With the win, Greinke improved to 7-2 on the year. He struck out four without walking a batter and now carries a 1.48 ERA, 0.89 WHIP and 97/20 K/BB ratio across 115 1/3 innings. There's not much we can say that the numbers don't say themselves. Up next for Greinke's slicing and dicing pleasure, the Philadelphia Phillies.
The Cubs are expected to activate OF Jorge Soler (ankle) from the 15-day disabled list on Sunday.
Soler went 2-for-13 with four strikeouts during his four-game rehab stint with Triple-A Iowa. He'll immediately take over for Chris Denorfia in right field. The 23-year-old went on the DL last month with a sprained left ankle.
Matt Harvey handed out five free passes while allowing three runs over five innings in Saturday's loss to the Dodgers.
Entering the game, Harvey had only walked 17 over 99 1/3 innings, but he showed no such control against the Dodgers. Even with his location struggles, though, he only allowed three runs. Two came home in the fifth inning, when Harvey coughed up a solo home run to Adrian Gonzalez and surrendered an RBI single to Alberto Callaspo. He'll carry a 3.11 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 100/23 K/BB ratio over 104 1/3 innings into his next start, a Saturday afternoon home date with the Diamondbacks.
Marlins activated Michael Morse (back) from the 15-day disabled list.
Miami went struggling right-hander Jarred Cosart to Triple-A New Orleans in the corresponding roster move. Morse hit .270 with one homer and four RBI during his 11-game rehab assignment. He'll share time at first base with hot-hitting Justin Bour.
Darin Ruf went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in Saturday's loss to the Braves.
Ruf took an Alex Wood offering out of the park in the fifth inning to pull the Phillies to within 9-4. Suffice it to say, the Phillies lost the game. Ruf was called up on June 24 to take Chase Utley's (ankle) spot on the active roster. Across 118 major league at-bats this season, he's hitting .229/.268/.390 with four homers and 14 RBI.