Mike Minor tossed 7 1/3 scoreless innings Saturday as the Braves cruised to a 6-0 win over the Mets.
Minor was outstanding once again, striking out 10 batters and allowing only three hits. He also helped his own cause at the plate with a single and a two-run shot. The 25-year-old left-hander has only been shaky in one of his 10 outings this year and is beginning to fan batters at an exceptional rate. He will carry a 2.47 ERA and 0.93 WHIP into his next start against the Blue Jays.
Ike Davis struck out as a pinch-hitter on Saturday.
The 26-year-old first baseman went 1-for-5 with four strikeouts during Friday's rain-suspended game and is now batting .144/.228/.235 with 58 whiffs this year. The Mets are going to have to demote Davis soon.
Phillies optioned RHP B.J. Rosenberg to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
Rosenberg was optioned to make room for Mike Adams' return. He allowed four runs in three appearances with the Phillies.
Dillon Gee allowed five earned runs in five innings Saturday as the Mets were routed by the Braves.
Gee had a shutout through the first four frames, but the wheels completely fell off in Atlanta's five-run fifth. Gee is now 2-6 with a hideous 6.34 ERA and 1.73 WHIP.
Jonathan Papelbon got his ninth save of the season Saturday in the Phillies' 5-3 win over the Nationals.
Papelbon struck out three of the four batters he faced in picking up the easy save. He has been excellent all year but the Phillies are playing under-.500 ball and haven't provided him with that many opportunities.
Dan Haren yielded three earned runs over six innings Saturday as the Nationals fell to the Phillies.
Haren racked up a whopping 10 strikeouts and allowed only four hits, but two of them were home runs. He has looked good at times this season, but the consistency has not been there. Haren will take a 4-5 record, 5.43 ERA and 1.37 WHIP into his next start vs. the Orioles.
Jake Peavy threw a complete game Saturday as the White Sox won 2-1 over the Marlins.
Peavy did not allow a run until Derek Dietrich took him deep in the top of the ninth inning. The veteran right-hander struck out five batters and allowed only six hits in his nine total frames. He is now 6-2 with a 2.97 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 63/15 K/BB ratio in 60 2/3 innings this season. The Cubs are on tap for him next.
Conor Gillaspie hit a walkoff RBI single Saturday to lift the White Sox past the Marlins.
Gillaspie singled up the middle in the second inning, singled to right field in the fourth and then roped a walkoff RBI single to left field in the bottom of the ninth inning to score Dewayne Wise from second base. Gillaspie has a solid .298/.362/.444 batting line with three homers and nine RBI in 42 games this season.