Hisashi Iwakuma surrendered three runs over seven innings Wednesday versus the A's.
Iwakuma beat the A's for the second time this month to run his record to 3-4 with a 4.33 ERA. He has an even tastier matchup with a start against the Padres due up next.
Making his first major league start, Zach Neal was pounded for seven runs in four innings by the Mariners on Wednesday.
Neal is a solid Triple-A pitcher, but that's probably all he is. He's probably going to be sent back to Nashville now.
Scott Kazmir held the Reds to one run in six innings and struck out 12 as the Dodgers beat the Reds 3-1 on Wednesday.
It doesn't mean that Kazmir's back, but it's a good sign. The only run to score against him came on a triple (near inside-the-park homer) from Jay Bruce that could have been caught by Joc Pederson. Kazmir went without allowing a homer for the first time in five starts this month. He's 4-3 with a 4.84 ERA.
Dan Straily fanned 11 while allowing three runs and three hits over seven innings Wednesday against the Dodgers.
Straily allowed just five batters to reach base safely in his seven innings. Unfortunately, four of those came in the same inning, leading to two runs, and the other was a homer an inning later. Straily has been a very good starter for the Reds to date, but since he's in such a bad situation in Cincinnati, there's no recommending him in mixed leagues.
Yasmani Grandal hit his fourth homer Wednesday against the Reds.
Grandal had been in a 2-for-33 slump while dealing with his frequent off days and a recent minor ankle injury. He's been awfully slump-prone throughout his career, partly due to playing through physical issues, but he can also look like an elite catcher at times.
Eugenio Suarez struck out all three times he was up Wednesday in the loss to the Dodgers.
Suarez was doing just fine as the Reds' No. 2 hitter last month, but coincidence or not, he's struggled ever since he was dropped in the order. He'll pick it up again eventually, but he's not in a great situation while hitting sixth or seventh for a bad Reds team.
Carlos Torres got the surprise save by pitching a perfect 13th inning of Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Braves.
Torres breezed through a 1-2-3 inning to secure his first save since 2014. He's been a workhorse for the Brewers' bullpen, as he's already covered 23 1/3 innings and has a respectable 3.47 ERA with 22 strikeouts.
C.J. Wilson (shoulder) threw four-plus innings of one-run ball Wednesday in his minor league rehab debut with High-A Inland Empire.
Wilson needed just 56 pitches to make it into the top of the fifth inning, when he was yanked after yielding a leadoff single. The veteran left-hander whiffed four batters and issued zero walks. He'll try to replicate those results in his second minor league rehab start next week with an eye on rejoining the Angels' rotation by mid-June. Wilson has been on the disabled list all season with left shoulder trouble.