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Braves optioned RHP Matt Wisler to Triple-A Gwinnett.

Wisler sealed his own fate with another dismal outing Thursday against the Phillies (5 IP, 7 H, 7 R). The right-hander went 1-4 with a dismal 8.89 ERA in five July outings. With Wisler headed back to the farm, there's a good chance we'll see Aaron Blair back in the rotation sometime next week.
Jul 28 - 11:21 PM

Tommy Joseph hit a solo home run and scored twice in Thursday's win over the Braves.

Joseph followed Maikel Franco's three-run dong in the first inning with a solo shot of his own, as the Phillies got to Braves starter Matt Wisler early and often. The homer was Joseph's 14th in 57 major league games this year. The Phillies didn't need much convincing to cast Ryan Howard aside, and the 25-year-old has proven plenty worthy of taking over at first base. Joseph is hitting .262/.294/.524 overall.
Jul 28 - 11:14 PM

Maikel Franco hit a three-run home run in Thursday's win over the Braves.

Franco destroyed a hanging slider from Braves starter Matt Wisler in the first inning, part of a five-run frame for the Phillies. The third baseman finished 1-for-5 in the game. That's been a bit of a theme for Franco this year, as he's now got 19 homers and 58 RBI to go with a more pedestrian .259/.314/.463 line overall.
Jul 28 - 11:08 PM

Jeanmar Gomez allowed a run on two hits and a walk but limited the damage Thursday, earning his 27th save against the Braves.

Things got dicey when, protecting a three-run lead, Gomez gave up a leadoff single and a walk to start the ninth, but he coaxed a ground ball double play to quell the rally. A run-scoring single brought the tying run to the plate, but Gomez froze Jace Peterson to end the threat and the game. The right-hander is now 27-for-30 in save chances and owns a 2.83 ERA and 1.13 WHIP overall, numbers that could get him dealt to a reliever-needy contender before Monday's trade deadline.
Jul 28 - 11:04 PM

Aaron Nola started strong and held on to earn the win Thursday, allowing three runs on eight hits over five innings against the Braves.

Nola was staked to a seven-run lead and seemed as though he would have no problem holding it, relatively breezing through four scoreless innings, but the Braves hit him early and often in a three-run fifth inning. He managed to stop the bleeding, but it would be the end of the line for Nola, who is still searching for a former dominance. The win improved him to 6-9 with a 4.78 ERA through 20 starts, and he'll try to make it a winning streak when he faces the Giants on Wednesday.
Jul 28 - 11:01 PM

Twins recalled INF Jorge Polanco from Triple-A Rochester.

He's taking the spot of Eduardo Nunez, who was just traded to the Giants for left-handed pitching prospect Adalberto Mejia. Polanco has put up decent numbers at Triple-A, hitting .276 with nine homers, six triples, 39 RBI and five steals in 75 games for Rochester. He spent a little time with the Twins earlier this year, batting .231 with one homer and four RBI over 13 games for the big club.
Jul 28 - 11:00 PM

Matt Wisler was knocked around early in Thursday's loss to the Phillies, allowing seven runs -- six earned -- over five innings of work.

Wisler had barely blinked before the game was virtually over, as the Phillies had scored five runs by the game's eighth batter. He settled down somewhat, tossing three scoreless innings before they tacked on two more runs in the fifth, but the damage was done. Wisler fell to 4-11 with the loss, and his ERA climbed to 5.16. Of particular worry is the number of home runs he's given up -- Wisler has allowed nine in his last four starts and 22 overall. The right-hander will look for a better showing Wednesday against the Pirates.
Jul 28 - 10:59 PM

Max Kepler went 2-for-3 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored to help the Twins best the Orioles 6-2 on Thursday.

Kepler pulled a solo homer over the right field wall in the sixth inning to tie the game, and he later had an RBI single and a run scored in the Twins' decisive four-run seventh inning. It has been a coming out party for the 23-year-old this year, as Kepler is hitting .243/.319/.508 with 38 RBI and 29 runs scored in 58 games.
Jul 28 - 10:51 PM

Twins acquired LHP Adalberto Mejia from the Giants in exchange for SS Eduardo Nunez.

Mejia came in at No. 91 in Baseball America's latest prospect rankings. The 23-year-old from the Dominican Republic has pitched reasonably well this season, compiling a 2.81 ERA over 18 starts for Double-A Richmond and Triple-A Sacramento. He'll likely begin his Twins tenure with Triple-A Rochester but it's conceivable that he could work his way up to the majors before the end of 2016.
Jul 28 - 10:49 PM

Adam Jones hit a leadoff home run in a loss to the Twins on Thursday.

Jones jumped on the first pitch of the game from Twins starter Kyle Gibson, roping it just over the wall in left center. Jones also had a double in the game, finishing 2-for-4. The 30-year-old now has 19 homers after a slow start, batting .269/.317/.455 with 59 RBI and 63 runs scored.
Jul 28 - 10:47 PM

Robbie Grossman went 2-for-3 with two runs scored in a win over the Orioles on Thursday.

Grossman had a single and a double and also collected a pair of walks, reaching base in four of his five plate appearances on the night. It has been quite a year thus far for Grossman, who is hitting .280 with a .864 OPS in 57 games. It's no surprise, then, that he's basically taken over as the everyday left fielder, and the 26-year-old should continue to find regular playing time going forward.
Jul 28 - 10:41 PM

Giants acquired SS Eduardo Nunez from the Twins in exchange for LHP Adalberto Mejia.

Nunez had drawn interest from a number of teams before this trade including the Indians. Nunez mostly played shortstop for Minnesota but he's also spent a fair amount at third base and even started a few games at second earlier this year. He'll likely begin his Giants tenure at the hot corner while Matt Duffy continues to recover from an Achilles injury. Nunez has had a career season, hitting .296 with 12 HR, 47 RBI and 26 steals. The 29-year-old should eventually settle into a super utility role for the Giants.
Jul 28 - 10:36 PM

Ubaldo Jimenez struck out eight while allowing just one run Thursday against the Twins.

Jimenez gave up five hits and walked three, but he managed to limit the damage for most of the evening. Unfortunately for Jimenez, the O's bullpen couldn't keep his lead, saddling him with a no-decision. It was nonetheless a promising turn for the 32-year-old, who had been kept on the sidelines -- and rumored to be offered in trade negotiations -- since the All-Star break. If Jimenez is given another start, it will likely come Wednesday against the Rangers.
Jul 28 - 10:35 PM

Kyle Gibson limited the Orioles to two runs over six innings Thursday.

Gibson gave up a leadoff homer to Adam Jones, but he held the O's to just one more run despite giving up nine hits total on the evening. The right-hander also struck out six without issuing a free pass. He left before the game was decided, depriving him of his fourth win, but he lowered his ERA to 4.54 through 13 starts. Gibson will instead look for that fourth win Tuesday against the Indians.
Jul 28 - 10:29 PM

Aledmys Diaz went 2-for-5 with a double and a two-run home run as the Cardinals edged the Marlins 5-4 on Thursday.

Diaz took Jose Fernandez deep for the two-run dinger in the third inning, and he added an RBI double in the fifth. The 25-year-old now has 14 home runs, 56 RBI and 64 runs scored in his rookie year. He continues to prove the naysayers wrong, batting .313/.378/.523 through 94 games.
Jul 28 - 10:19 PM



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