Jon Niese held the Marlins to one run over seven innings in the Mets' 5-1 win on Tuesday.
Niese gave up a run in the third inning but otherwise kept the Marlins in check. The southpaw allowed just four hits and a walk while striking out six. The strong start was his third such in his last four starts, but he's just 6-9 on the year. Niese will take a 3.51 ERA and 1.33 WHIP into Monday's start against the Rockies.
Max Scherzer gave up three runs in six innings, taking a no-decision in Tuesday's win over the Diamondbacks.
All three runs scored in the fourth inning when Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit an RBI single and Chris Owings hit a two-run double. They were two of four hits Scherzer allowed along with three walks and nine strikeouts. The right-hander now has a 2.31 ERA, a 0.85 WHIP, and a 181/22 K/BB ratio over 156 innings. He'll face the Rockies at home next.
Yunel Escobar went 2-for-3 with a walk and a solo home run as the Nationals eked out a win against the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.
Escobar led off the bottom of the first inning with a solo blast against Patrick Corbin. It's his second homer in his last three games and he's now on a five-game hitting streak. The veteran is having his best season since at least 2011, currently hitting .315/.362/.425 with seven home runs and 33 RBI.
Wilson Ramos hit a tie-breaking two-run single in the eighth inning, proving crucial in Tuesday's one-run victory against the Diamondbacks.
Ramos broke a 3-3 tie in the eighth inning when he plated two runs against reliever David Hernandez. He finished 2-for-3 with a walk on the evening. The catcher hasn't been much to write home about offensively, batting .239/.266/.365 with nine home runs and 45 RBI.
Mets designated LHP Alex Torres for assignment.
Torres has posted a 3.15 ERA and struck out a batter per inning for the Mets this season, but it's come along with a 1.51 WHIP and 26 walks over 34 1/3 frames. He's also a reverse splits guy and the Mets decided they'd rather have more of a lefty specialist in Eric O'Flaherty. Torres could get claimed on waivers.
Casey McGehee went hitless again Tuesday, lowering his average to .208.
McGehee went 0-for-3 before being removed from the game. He's 6-for-41 since July 17, dropping his overall line to .208/.277/.298. The Marlins aren't going anywhere, but it's hard to understand why they keep running him out there at this point.
Masahiro Tanaka gave up three runs in six innings, earning his eighth win of the season in Tuesday's 13-3 rout of the Red Sox.
The Yankees exploded for nine runs in the seventh inning, which removed any doubt that Tanaka would leave with a win. The right-hander gave up five hits and a walk while striking out three. He hasn't been nearly as dominant as he was last year, but that's to be expected considering his injury woes. Tanaka will bring a 3.84 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, and 87/19 K/BB ratio over 93 2/3 innings into a home start against the Blue Jays.
Mets acquired LHP Eric O'Flaherty and cash considerations from the Athletics in exchange for a player to be named later.
O'Flaherty was designated for assignment by the A's last weekend but has landed on his feet quickly. The left-hander hasn't been the same pitcher since all the injuries hit, as his 5.91 ERA in 25 games for Oakland this year can attest. He can still get lefties out, though, having held them to a .186/.286/.209 batting line this season. O'Flaherty is taking Alex Torres' spot in the bullpen.