Week That Was: Royal Pain

Week That Was: Royal Pain
Both defending league champs suffered big losses in the lineup. We cover those and much more in our weekly recap.
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Stephen Strasburg bumped his record to 9-0 in Sunday's 10-2 win over the Cardinals, allowing one run on six hits over six innings.

Strasburg struck out 11 in his last start, but fell back to earth with just four of them on Sunday. A solo home run by Brandon Moss in the fourth inning accounted for the totality of the scoring on the ace right-hander's line. Strasburg is in the midst of his best major league season to date and will carry a 2.69 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 90/20 K/BB ratio (73 2/3 innings) into a road start against the Reds in his next scheduled start.
May 29 - 5:08 PM

Michael Wacha turned in a quality start in Sunday's loss to the Nationals, surrendering three runs on four hits over six innings.

The Nationals scored their runs off Wacha courtesy of an RBI single by Bryce Harper and a two-run single by Anthony Rendon in the fourth inning. This was by no means a magnificent outing by Wacha, but it was at least a slight step forward from his recent work. The 24-year-old right-hander entered Sunday's game having allowed 18 runs over his last three starts (15 innings). He will look to continue to improve by degrees in a home start against the Giants next time he takes the mound.
May 29 - 5:01 PM

Mark Trumbo went 1-for-4 with a three-run double in Sunday's win over the Indians.

Trumbo jumped the Orioles to an early 3-0 lead when he stepped up with the bases loaded and cleared them with a double off Mike Clevinger in the first inning. It would be his only hit on the afternoon. The 30-year-old outfielder boasts a dazzling .293/.341/.581 triple-slash with 15 homers and 37 RBI. He has picked up five RBI over his last three games.
May 29 - 4:45 PM

Mike Napoli went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Sunday's loss to the Orioles.

Napoli unloaded for a two-run home run off Chris Tillman in the fourth inning. The tater was his 10th of the season. In addition to the 10 long balls, he has driven in 35 runs while hitting to a .233/.305/.471 triple-slash across 172 at-bats. So long as the veteran slugger can stay healthy, the power and RBI production should be there all season.
May 29 - 4:40 PM

Mariners transferred RHP Evan Scribner to the 60-day disabled list.

Scribner is recovering from a right lat strain and has been on the disabled list since spring training. He's expected to be ready to rejoin the M's bullpen at some point in June.
May 29 - 4:37 PM

Mariners acquired INF/OF Patrick Kievlehan from the Rangers for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

The Rangers designated the utility man for assignment earlier in the week and were looking to flip him for anything that they could get. Kievlehan returns to the M's organization after being dealt away in the trade that sent Leonys Martin to the Mariners.
May 29 - 4:34 PM

Mike Clevinger struggled in a no-decision against the Orioles on Sunday, yielding four runs on four hits over four innings.

Clevinger struck out four and walked three on the afternoon. Three of the four runs to score on his watch came home courtesy of a bases-clearing double by Mark Trumbo in the very first inning. The 25-year-old right-hander has now made three starts and has allowed at least four runs in all of them. He will try for a better result in a home start against the Royals next time out.
May 29 - 4:34 PM

Chris Tillman struggled to keep the ball in the park during Sunday's win over the Indians, allowing three home runs and four total runs over six innings.

Carlos Santana and Mike Napoli burned Tillman for a pair of home runs in the fourth inning. Napoli's was of the two-run variety. Jason Kipnis would hit a solo shot off the right-hander in the sixth to polish off the scoring on his line. Tillman has now allowed five home runs over his last three starts after surrendering just one dinger through his first seven outings. Despite his recent homer-happy ways, Tillman owns a smooth 2.92 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 61/27 K/BB ratio over 64 2/3 innings. He will hit the road for a date with the Yankees next time he toes the rubber.
May 29 - 4:33 PM
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