Dose: Take it to the Max

Dose: Take it to the Max
Dave Shovein takes a look at more dominance from Max Scherzer, Neil Walker's return to Pittsburgh & an impressive scoreless streak in Saturday's Dose.
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Christian Arroyo is not in the Giants' lineup Saturday against the Braves.

May 27 - 7:17 PM

Bronson Arroyo allowed three solo home runs in five innings of work against the Phillies on Saturday.

All told he gave up three runs on five hits and one walk while striking out four in the ballgame. He has given up 18 home runs in 10 starts and is on pace to break the all-time record of 50 homers allowed in a season (Bert Blyleven in 1986). Arroyo allowed 46 homers in 2011. The last seven runs he has allowed have all come on solo home runs. The 40-year-old has a 6.62 ERA in 51 2/3 innings. The Reds will keep running him out there because they need him to eat innings so badly due to multiple injuries in their starting rotation.
May 27 - 7:17 PM

Buster Posey is not in the Giants' lineup Saturday against the Braves.

May 27 - 7:17 PM

Robert Whalen struggled in his Mariners debut, scattering seven hits, five runs and two walks over 5 1/3 ineffective innings in Saturday’s loss to the Red Sox.

All things considered, Whalen was probably fortunate to allow just five runs. The Mariners had relievers warming in the bullpen during Whalen’s 33-pitch first inning, which included three hits, three runs, two walks and two hit batsmen. Whalen settled down after that but was never sharp. He didn’t miss many bats and was bailed out by a number of base-running mistakes by the Red Sox. Jackie Bradley Jr. finally ended his day by smacking a two-run homer into the right field bullpen. Even with Seattle’s rotation running on fumes, it’s hard to imagine Whalen getting another start after Saturday’s meltdown.
May 27 - 6:59 PM

Making his Fenway Park debut, Brian Johnson yielded just five hits over nine scoreless frames for his first career shutout Saturday in the Red Sox’s 6-0 win over the Mariners.

Wow. This was only Johnson’s second career start but he looked like a seasoned vet with his masterful command of the strike zone. The 26-year-old left-hander struck out eight and didn’t walk anyone. Johnson’s fastball only sat in the mid to high 80s but he attacked the Mariners by throwing 85 of his 109 pitches for strikes and also benefited from a number of stellar defensive plays from Jackie Bradley Jr. and Mookie Betts. Johnson probably isn’t long for the rotation with David Price due back next week but this was an afternoon he’ll never forget. Johnson’s gem was the first complete game thrown by a Red Sox pitcher this year.
May 27 - 6:59 PM

Jackie Bradley whacked his fifth home run of the year Saturday in the Red Sox’s 6-0 win over the Mariners.

Bradley put overmatched starter Rob Whalen out of his misery by slugging a two-run homer over the right-center field wall with one out in the sixth inning. That put the Red Sox ahead 5-0 and they would never look back. Bradley also had a fine afternoon defensively, robbing Robinson Cano with a leaping catch in the triangle and later making a diving play to preserve Brian Johnson’s shutout in the ninth inning. Perhaps Saturday is a sign that Bradley is ready to break out of his season-long slump (.211 AVG over 109 at-bats).
May 27 - 6:57 PM

Jarrod Dyson notched two hits Saturday in the Mariners’ 6-0 loss to the Red Sox.

He provided two of the Mariners’ five hits and also added his AL-leading 14th stolen base. Dyson only saw seven pitches in his three at-bats, so he obviously came out ready to swing. The 32-year-old has always been a one-trick pony, providing elite speed and little else. He had just one hit in his previous 14 at-bats prior to Saturday’s outburst.
May 27 - 6:56 PM

Hanley Ramirez went 2-for-3 with a run scored Saturday in the Red Sox’s win over the Mariners.

He reached in three of four plate appearances, singling twice and taking first on a hit-by-pitch. Ramirez also contributed his first steal of the season. Hanley has caught fire over his last seven games, hitting .391 during that stretch while improving his average from .250 to .273. He’ll look to stay hot Sunday as the Red Sox go for their seventh straight win.
May 27 - 6:53 PM
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