Jacob deGrom threw seven innings of one-run ball against the Mariners to pick up his fourth win on Tuesday.
Jacob deGrom tossed a third straight gem on Tuesday, striking out seven and walking just one over seven frames. It's the sixth straight start in which deGrom has not allowed more than three runs. In the process, he's dropped his ERA to 3.01. This is also the third straight start in which deGrom's gone seven innings. If he can keep lasting deep into games, he'll continue to provide nice strikeout and ERA boosts. He'll square off with the Brewers next time out.
Miguel Montero went 2-for-4 with a go-ahed two-run single in the eighth to give the Diamondbacks a 5-4 win over the Tigers.
After Torri Hunter knocked in two to give the Tigers a 4-3 lead in the eighth, Miguel Montero answered with a two-run hit of his own in the bottom of the frame. He's done a nice job holding down the four-spot in Arizona's lineup. The All Star catcher now has 58 RBI on the season and is slashing .263/.344/.412.
Aaron Hill went 1-for-3 with three RBI and a home run in the Diamondbacks' 5-4 win against the Tigers.
The home run, a first inning solo shot, was just Hill's eighth of the season. His other two RBI came on a third inning sacrifice fly and a sixth inning RBI groundout. While Hill's batting a rather pedestrian .251/.284/.380 on the year, he's doing a decent job knocking in runs from the two-hole in Arizona's lineup, with 48 RBI notches on the belt as we near August.
Roberto Hernandez got a no-decision, allowing three runs in 5 2/3 innings, as the Phillies lost 9-6 in 14 innings to the Giants on Tuesday.
Hernandez was making his first start since July 9. He out-dueled Giants starter Yusmeiro Petit, but the Phillies' bullpen could not hold the lead. Hernandez allowed five hits, walked three, and struck out only one in the effort. He has had an uninspiring season, carrying a 4.25 ERA, 1.44 WHIP, and 71/54 K/BB ratio. Hernandez matches up next against the D'Backs at home on Sunday.
Erasmo Ramirez allowed two runs and gave up five hits in his seven innings of work against the Mets on Tuesday.
Ramirez made the most of his recent call-up, striking out a season-high ten and walking just two as he lowered his ERA to 4.35. He had the misfortune of facing off against Jacob deGrom, who matched him pitch-for-pitch and ended up with the win, dropping Ramirez to 1-5 on the season. We'll see if the quality effort leads to a few more starts. Prior to this start, his last work had come against the Red Sox in late June.
Yusmeiro Petit went home with a no-decision, allowing five runs in five innings as the Giants outlasted the Phillies in a 14-inning win on Tuesday.
Petit was starting in place of the injured Matt Cain. The top of the Phillies' lineup had his number, particularly in a three-run fifth-inning which included a Jimmy Rollins two-run home run. Overall, Petit yielded seven hits and two walks while striking out five. Pitching mostly out of the bullpen, Petit has a 4.24 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, and 71/17 K/BB ratio. He'll start against the Dodgers at home on Sunday.
Chase Anderson lasted six innings against the Tigers on Tuesday, scattering five hits while striking out five and walking three.
The damage came on a first inning Miguel Cabrera RBI single and a third inning wild pitch that allowed Austin Jackson to score. Otherwise, Anderson was effective. While the game ended up being decided by the bullpen, this marks back-to-back quality starts for Anderson, whose ERA sits at a solid 3.58. He'll try to keep it going against the Reds in his next outing.
Jimmy Rollins blasted a two-run home run, finishing 1-for-5 with two walks overall, in a 14-inning loss to the Giants on Tuesday.
Rollins gave the Phillies a 4-3 lead in the bottom of the fifth with a two-run home run off of Yusmeiro Petit. It's his 13th home run of the season and his fifth in his last 10 games. He had six all of last season. The shortstop has had an up-and-down year, and maintains a mediocre .243/.327/.396 slash line with 45 RBI and 19 stolen bases.