David Wright (neck) is out of the Mets' lineup on Saturday, as the Mets have "a little concern" about the injury.
Not much information is known about the neck injury and Ty Kelly will get the start in his place. With any bump or bruise with Wright, it's an immediate concern that it will become a nagging issue or that he will eventually land on the DL. The 33-year-old is only hitting .226/.350/.438 with seven home runs in 164 plate appearances this year.
Gordon Beckham went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run and two runs scored in a Braves' 7-2 win over the Marlins on Saturday.
With a couple runners on in the seventh inning, Beckham took an Edwin Jackson offering out to left-center for his second home run of the year. He also doubled and scored in the contest. Beckham has quietly been very good for the Braves in 27 games this year, batting .317/.417/.488 with 14 RBI and 11 runs scored.
Wei-Yin Chen limited the Braves to one run on two hits over five innings but settled for a no-decision Saturday.
Chen wasn't rolling, per se -- he needed 90 pitches to get through five innings -- but he was certainly good enough to earn his fourth win. Alas, when his spot came up in the top of the sixth inning he was pinch-hit for, and the Braves promptly scored three runs against the Marlins bullpen in the bottom half of the inning. It was still a good outing for the 30-year-old after getting knocked around by the Rays his last time out. Chen remains 3-2 with a 4.37 ERA and 1.27 WHIP. He'll look for a better result Thursday against the Pirates.
Aaron Blair held the Marlins to two runs over 5 2/3 innings in a win Saturday.
Blair, making his return to the majors after being demoted earlier this month, gave up five hits and walked two while striking out five in the start. It was his first major league victory. The start ranked among his best with the big club this season -- not a terribly difficult task, considering he carried a 7.59 ERA into the start -- and it likely means Blair will stick around to get a shot at a second. The right-hander will try to secure that win Thursday against the Giants.
Mariners expect Leonys Martin (hamstring) to return from the disabled list after the 15-day minimum.
Manager Scott Servais said on Saturday that Martin's hamstring injury should only keep him out 7-10 days. That should enable him to return fully healthy at the 15-day mark. The 28-year-old outfielder is hitting .262/.339/.483 with nine homers and eight stolen bases, taking the road-less-traveled of improving offensively after moving to a more pitcher-friendly ballpark.
Danny Valencia went 3-for-4 with a home run and three runs scored as the Athletics pounded the Tigers 12-3 on Saturday.
Valencia hit a solo home run off Matt Boyd, his seventh homer of the season, and the A's were able to hang nine runs on the Tigers' awful bullpen. The three-hit game raised Valencia's season line to .311/.341/.521. Designated for assignment by the Blue Jays less than a year ago, the 31-year-old has proven to be one heck of a pickup for the A's.
Matt Boyd allowed three runs on six hits over five innings, striking out seven, in a no-decision against the A's on Saturday.
Boyd served up homers to Billy Butler and Danny Valencia among his six hits allowed, but he did well to limit any further damage. The start was his first of the year and just his second appearance with the big club. The start was likely good enough to earn him another, given the state of the Tigers' rotation. That start will likely come Thursday against the Yankees.
Jesse Hahn allowed three runs over six innings in a win over the Tigers on Saturday.
It wasn't his most efficient start, as he gave up five hits while walking four, but Hahn did well to avoid most of the damage. A two-run home run in the sixth inning by Victor Martinez threatened to leave him without a say in the decision, but the A's scored five runs in the bottom of the inning to get Hahn his second win of the year. The right-hander will take a 4.15 ERA and 1.42 WHIP into Friday's start at the Astros.