Jon Gray surrendered four runs and 10 hits in 5 1/3 innings Wednesday against the Diamondbacks.
With a 6.15 ERA and a 1.67 WHIP through six starts, Gray is pitching about as well as his minor league numbers suggested he would. This was the first one of his starts that the Rockies managed to win, though Gray wasn't involved in the decision.
Buster Posey went 3-for-4 in a 2-1 loss to the Dodgers on Wednesday.
All three hits were singles and none led to a run because his teammates were busy getting sawed off by Clayton Kershaw. Posey has 11 hits in his last four games and is now batting .325 with 16 homers and 80 RBI.
Justin Miller recorded his first career save with 1 2/3 scoreless innings Wednesday against the Diamondbacks.
Miller was brought into a 7-4 game in the eighth and left in once the Rockies made it 9-4. He's probably not going to be a candidate for additional saves.
Jose Reyes went 3-for-4 with a walk and three runs scored versus the Diamondbacks on Wednesday.
Despite batting second in the lineup, Reyes had scored just 10 runs through 28 games with the Rockies, three of those coming on his own homers. It was nice to see him get driven in for a change tonight.
Clayton Kershaw tied a career-high with 15 strikeouts in Wednesday's complete-game gem against the Giants, a 2-1 victory.
Things got a bit hairy in the ninth, as Kershaw was visited by Don Mattingly with runners on first and second and two outs in the ninth. It would have been understandable if he'd been pulled; Kershaw became just the second pitcher this year to reach the 130-pitch mark. As is, he scattered six hits while giving up the one earned run. He walked one. Oh, and what happened after Mattingly walked back to the dugout? Kershaw struck out Marlon Byrd to tie his career best. We're pretty sure Kershaw isn't going to strike out 14 or more batters next time around against the Angels, but one never does know with him.
Mike Leake took a tough-luck 2-1 loss against a stellar Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers on Wednesday.
He gave up two runs on five hits over seven innings, which just wouldn't do against Kershaw at the peak of his powers. Leake didn't issue a walk, striking out three. Kicking off a two-start week, Leake (3.49 ERA) travels to Arizona on Monday.
Logan Morrison came off the bench to walk and then hit a three-run homer Wednesday in the Mariners' 8-3 win over the Astros.
Morrison also homered in his lone at-bat Tuesday. He has 15 homers this season, six of which have come against the Astros. He's likely going to resume playing against most righties with Jesus Montero down (and nearly out).
Tom Wilhelmsen got a five-out save Wednesday against the Astros.
Wilhelmsen came into a 5-3 game in the eighth and then stayed in after the Mariners made it 8-3 in the top of the ninth. Thanks to the Mariners' recent run, he's managed to notch six saves in the last 11 days.