Francisco Cervelli had a bases-clearing triple in Friday’s victory over the Marlins.
It was part of an eight-run second inning which knocked Adam Conley out of the ballgame. Cervelli went 2-for-5 with a walk and two runs scored on the night. This was his first multi-hit game since April 14. While he has already surpassed last year’s total with two home runs, he’s batting just .211 with a .291 on-base percentage.
C.J. Cron left Friday's game against the Rangers after fouling a ball off of his foot.
Cron stayed in the game for a couple of innings after the incident happened but was eventually lifted. He was sent for precautionary X-rays, which came back negative, but was still forced to use crutches to leave the stadium. Expect an update on his status from the Angels on Saturday.
Jameson Taillon tossed five innings of one-run ball in a 12-2 win over the Marlins on Friday.
The only run scored when Martin Prado reached on an infield single in the fifth inning. Taillon struck out four and walked a pair in the victory. He has allowed two earned runs or fewer in four out of his five starts and owns an impressive 2.08 ERA overall. The secondary numbers don’t really back him up, as he has an underwhelming 24/12 K/BB ratio in 30 1/3 innings, but he should remain a useful starter in mixed leagues. The 25-year-old will square off against the Reds on the road next time out.
Adam Conley was hammered for nine runs over 1 2/3 innings in Friday’s loss to the Pirates.
It was an ugly one. Conley gave up a solo homer to Jordy Mercer in the first inning before completely imploding in the second. The southpaw yielded five hits and three walks while also hitting a batter. His ERA jumped from 3.00 to 6.86 with the clunker. He’ll try to bounce back next week against the Rays on the road.
Josh Harrison stayed hot Friday against the Marlins by going 3-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored.
Harrison drove in a run with an infield hit in the second inning and added a sacrifice fly in the eighth. The 29-year-old has hit safely in five straight games and eight out of his last nine. He’s batting .329/.407/.457 overall and deserves more attention in mixed leagues at this point.