Jason Hammel surrendered three runs on four hits over three-plus innings in Sunday's loss to the Rangers
Control was a major issue for Hammel, who threw just 47 of his 84 pitches for strikes. His lack of consistency in the zone came back to bite in the fourth inning, when the veteran right-hander walked two -- one of those free passes coming to Jurickson Profar with the bases loaded -- and hit two batters before being relieved of duty. Hammel will carry a rough 5.30 ERA and 1.77 WHIP into a home start against the Twins as he looks for a rebound outing next time he toes the rubber.
Brewers optioned LHP Brent Suter to Triple-A Colorado Springs.
The Brewers had to clear a roster spot for Matt Garza who is returning from the disabled list to start on Monday and Suter was the odd-man out. He tossed a scoreless inning in relief on Sunday and compiled a 4.91 ERA and 5/4 K/BB ratio in 7 1/3 innings with the big league club. He'll get another opportunity with the Brewers this season.
Gerardo Parra went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and an RBI single in Sunday's win over the Giants.
Parra smacked a two-run home run off Jeff Samardzija in the fourth inning. That boosted the Rockies to a 3-0 advantage, more than enough for an on-point Kyle Freeland to work with. Just for good measure, he added an RBI single in the sixth. Parra has hit two home runs and driven in 10 runs during the early going and is working to a hot .333/.373/.479 triple-slash as he nears the close to the first month of the season.
Twins optioned LHP Buddy Boshers to Triple-A Rochester
The 28-year-old pitched well against the Tigers on Sunday, hurling 2 1/3 scoreless innings in relief, but because of that he wouldn't be available the next few days. The Twins won't announce a corresponding roster move until Monday.
Trevor Story went 1-for-4 with a two-run single in Sunday's win over the Giants.
The Rockies were already leading 4-0 when Story stepped to the plate with two on and one out against Jeff Samardzija in the sixth inning. He proceeded to pick up an RBI single, driving Samardzija from the game in the process. It was a brief ray of sunshine in what has otherwise been a miserable start to the season for Story, who is hitting just .154/.257/.400 over 65 at-bats. In that space, he has whiffed 29 times. The power is still there -- he launched a grand slam on Friday for his fourth home run of the season -- but the occasional power connection is just about all he has going for him these days.