Ryan Vogelsong left Monday's start against the Nationals after getting hit on the right hand by a pitch while swinging.
Vogelsong swung at a pitch in on his hands, and the ball appeared to catch him on the right knuckles. It was poor timing, as the righty was in the middle of his best start of the season, allowing three hits and a walk over five scoreless frames. The Giants should have an update on his status soon.
Patrick Corbin moved to 7-0 by pitching a three-hitter and striking out 10 as the Diamondbacks topped the Rockies 5-1 on Monday.
Corbin's April could have been written off as something of a fluke after he went 3-0 with a 1.91 ERA. However, he's now 4-0 with a 0.92 ERA in May. It's a pretty amazing transformation for a guy who went 6-8 with a 4.54 ERA and 14 homers allowed in 107 innings last year.
A.J. Pollock broke out of a slump by going 3-for-5 with two runs scored Monday against the Rockies.
Pollock went 1-for-19 last week, and he was hitting just .204 in May. He's probably getting sent down later this month when Adam Eaton comes off the DL.
Matt Dominguez went 2-for-4 and hit a three-run homer off Jeremy Guthrie as the Astros topped the Royals 6-5 on Monday.
Dominguez has four homers in 10 days after going his first 33 games without one. Unfortunately, that is all he's done in the 10 days; he has just two other hits and no walks besides the homers, and his average has dipped to .239. Still, it's a whole lot better than no homers.
Jose Veras struck out two in a perfect ninth Monday to earn his seventh save.
Veras was awful this spring and in the first two weeks of the season, but he has seven saves in eight opportunities since April 19. That's more saves than full-time closers Chris Perez, Bobby Parnell and Steve Cishek have this season.
Jeremy Guthrie took a second straight loss after allowing six runs in five innings Monday against the Astros.
Well, that's disappointing. Guthrie allowed seven homers in his first seven starts, going 5-0 with a 2.28 ERA. In his last two, he's allowed six homers, while also striking out just two batters and walking six. Not that Guthrie was ever likely to maintain an ERA in the low-2.00s, but he has picked a surprising time to come apart, facing the dregs of the AL West (it was the Angels last time out). Mixed leaguers may want to move on, if not now then after his home start against the Angels this weekend.
Miguel Tejada's first homer since July 16, 2011 was a three-run shot off the Astros' Dallas Keuchel on Monday.
Tejada has started just seven games this season, even though the Royals have gotten terrible production at third base, second base and first base. What's the harm in giving him an expanded role for a bit? For what it's worth, he's gone 9-for-27 with six RBI in his limited action.
Travis Hafner homered in the ninth and singled in a run in the 10th in the Yankees' 6-4 win over the Orioles on Monday.
These are games that Baltimore was winning last year. But, of course, the Yankees didn't have Hafner and Vernon Wells then. Hafner's homer off Jim Johnson tied the game in the ninth. Wells had an RBI double to give the Yankees the lead in the 10th, and Hafner went on to single him in for insurance. Hafner also stole a base, well, just because. He has two this year after going 2011 and 2012 without even attempting one.