Derek Norris delivered a walkoff grand slam as the Padres beat the Pirates 6-2 on Friday.
Rob Scahill walked the first batter he faced in a 2-2 game, then threw the ball away handling a sac bunt, putting runners on second and third. An intentional walk followed to lead the bases. Scahill almost escaped from there, getting grouders from Alexi Amarista and Yangervis Solarte that both resulted in outs at home. However, Norris ended it with a big blast. It was just his fourth homer, but he has 32 RBI already.
Craig Kimbrel recorded his first win in relief after pitching a perfect ninth in a tie game against the Pirates on Friday.
Kimbrel struck out two of the three batters he faced. He hasn't thrown many perfect innings this year -- this was his first since May 8 -- but three nice outings in a row could be taken as an indication that he's on the right track.
Francisco Liriano tossed six shutout innings and struck out 11 Padres on Friday.
Liriano left with a two-run lead, but that was promptly blown in the seventh. He has just two wins on the year, even through he's allowed one or no runs five times in 10 starts. His fantasy value hasn't matched how well he's pitched.
Buster Posey drove in three runs with a homer and a double as the Giants topped the Braves 4-2 on Friday.
Following a quiet April, Posey has hit .333 with five homers, 17 RBI and 17 runs scored in May. He's also on pace to walk more than he's struck out for the first time in his career (17/20 K/BB).
Tim Hudson pitched seven strong innings, allowing just one run, in a win over the Braves on Friday.
It was the first time Hudson faced the Braves since wrapping up his nine-year stint in Atlanta in 2013 (he did pitch against them once while with the A's). He's struggled to string together consecutive quality starts this season, but he still looks pretty good when he's on. His days as a mixed-league starter seem over, but he should provide value in NL-only leagues the rest of the way.