Ian Kennedy earned his third win of the season on Tuesday, giving up two runs over six innings against the Mets.
Kennedy was scored upon in the first and sixth innings, bookending his start. He wasn't hit particularly hard, as five of his six hits were singles. He walked two while striking out eight. Kennedy has shown flashes of promise but has overall been inconsistent in nine starts, sporting a 6.60 ERA with a 1.47 WHIP and a 45/16 K/BB ratio over 45 innings. He'll face the Braves in Atlanta in his next trip out to the mound.
Matt Kemp struck out three times in four at-bats Tuesday, but the Padres took down the Mets anyway.
Kemp's OPS is now below .600 following the arduous night. He has only two extra-base hits in 99 plate appearances dating back to May 7. His triple-slash line is a poor .242/.277/.322 with one home run and 26 RBI.
Michael Cuddyer logged three hits in four at-bats, but the Mets lost Tuesday against the Padres.
Cuddyer knocked in the first of two Mets runs with a single in th efirst inning. He scored the Mets' other run on a Wilmer Flores single in the sixth. Cuddyer is now on an eight-game hitting streak. He's hitting a respectable .271/.333/.409 with five home runs, 23 RBI, and 25 runs scored.
Derek Norris went 2-for-4 with a walk and a two-run home run in Tuesday's win over the Mets.
Norris homered off of Noah Syndergaard in the fourth inning, extending the Padres' lead to 7-1. He has five home runs on the year now while hitting a productive .287/.327/.468 with 34 RBI. Norris is halfway to matching his season-high in home runs.
Brad Ziegler slammed the door on the Braves in the ninth inning, notching his fourth save in Tuesday's 7-6 victory.
Ziegler allowed a leadoff single to Todd Cunningham, but got a series of ground balls -- his forte -- to close out the ballgame. The right-hander has had some difficulty on the mound as of late, but the Diamondbacks don't have many options at the back end of the bullpen, so he figures to see the lion's share of save chances for the foreseeable future and should be owned in all fantasy leagues. He's 4-for-6 in save chances with a 1.50 ERA and a 14/8 K/BB ratio in 24 innings.
Josh Collmenter just missed out on a quality start, yielding three runs in 5 2/3 innings as the Diamondbacks beat the Braves on Tuesday.
Collmenter was strong through five innings, but faltered in the sixth. He left with two on and two outs, and reliever J.C. Ramirez allowed both inherited runners to score along with three more of his own. Collmenter gave up six hits but walked none and struck out three. He's been solid more often than not despite an unsightly 5.03 ERA. He has a 1.36 WHIP and a 32/9 K/BB ratio over 62 2/3 innings as well, which he'll take into Sunday's home start against the Mets.
Shelby Miller got a no-decision in his worst outing of the season, surrendering four runs in 4 1/3 innings to the Diamondbacks as the Braves lost on Tuesday.
Miller entered the game with the best ERA among starters at 1.48, but the D'Backs didn't much care. The right-hander struggled mightily with control, walking six while giving up six hits and striking out only two. The control problems aren't enough to warrant concern, but fantasy owners should have known Miller wouldn't keep it up all season long. He still has a 1.89 ERA with a 1.00 WHIP and a 51/24 K/BB ratio over 71 1/3 innings. Miller will try to bounce back in a home start versus the Padres.
Paul Goldschmidt went 1-for-1 with four walks as the Diamondbacks fended off the Braves for a win on Tuesday.
One of the walks came with the bases loaded. With the way Goldschmidt has been hitting, it's hard to blame pitchers for wanting nothing to do with him. The first baseman is hitting .355/.471/.677 with 15 home runs, 44 RBI, and eight stolen bases.