Daily Dose: Giles' Bad Weekend

Daily Dose: Giles' Bad Weekend
Nate Grimm recaps a forgettable few days for Ken Giles and another skipped start for Rich Hill, plus much more, in Sunday's Daily Dose.
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Ben Zobrist had a nice night at the dish in Sunday's 3-1 victory over the Cardinals, going 3-for-4 with a double and a pair of runs scored.

His pace has certainly cooled after a blistering start to the season, but he has still been a solid producer in the middle of the Cubs lineup throughout the season. With the three-hit attack, Zobrist is now hitting .272/.385/.431 with 15 homers and 72 RBI on the year.
Sep 25 - 11:30 PM

Jon Lester was brilliant in Sunday night's victory over the Cardinals, racking up seven strikeouts over 6 2/3 innings of shutout baseball.

The veteran southpaw scattered just three hits and a walk on the masterful evening. He has been absolutely outstanding down the stretch and has built up a very strong case for the National League Cy Young Award. Now 19-4 on the season, he'll carry a 2.28 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 191/49 K/BB ration into his final regular season tune-up against the Reds in Cincinnati on Friday.
Sep 25 - 11:28 PM

Jhonny Peralta went 1-for-4 and plated the Cardinals' lone run in Sunday night's loss to the Cubs.

His run-scoring single in the eighth inning got the Cardinals on the board, cutting their deficit in half at 2-1. That would be the extent of their offense though. It has been a disappointing and injury-plagued season for the veteran infielder who is now hitting .251/.298/.395 with seven homers and 25 RBI in his 75 games.
Sep 25 - 11:24 PM

Carlos Martinez logged a quality start in Sunday's loss to the Cubs, allowing just two runs on six hits over his six innings of work.

The right-hander walked four and punched out six on the night. He made it through the first four frames unscathed before David Ross belted a solo homer in the fifth inning. Addison Russell then tacked on an RBI double the following inning to complete the damage. Martinez has had an excellent season overall, compiling a 3.15 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 165/69 K/BB ratio over 188 2/3 innings. He'll take his final turn of the regular season on Friday against the Pirates.
Sep 25 - 11:19 PM

Eduardo Nunez is scheduled to undergo an MRI on his injured right hamstring.

Nunez sustained the injury while sliding, forcing his early exit from Sunday's game against the Padres. The speedy infielder doesn't believe that it's serious though and remains hopeful that he'll be in the starting lineup on Tuesday.
Sep 25 - 8:57 PM

Adam Rosales went 1-for-3 with a homer and a walk as the Padres came from behind to beat the Giants 4-3 on Sunday afternoon in San Diego.

Rosales tagged Giants starter Ty Blach for a solo shot in the third inning, pulling the Padres to within a run at 3-2. The lefty-mashing utility man has been on a tear as of late and is now slashing .232/.322/.502 with 13 long balls and 35 RBI on the season.
Sep 25 - 8:51 PM

Clayton Richard pitched well in a no-decision against the Giants on Sunday, allowing three runs (two earned) on five hits over six frames.

Richard also issued three walks and struck out only one on the afternoon. All of the damage against him came during a three-run rally in the third inning, highlighted by a two-run single from Buster Posey. Inexplicably, Richard has pitched very well since rejoining the Padres, posting a 2.01 ERA over 49 1/3 innings. He'll take on the Diamondbacks in Arizona on the final day of the regular season.
Sep 25 - 8:45 PM

Buster Posey went 1-for-3 and delivered a two-run single as the Giants fell to the Padres in San Diego on Sunday.

His run-scoring knock off of Clayton Richard came during a three-run rally in the third inning that gave the Giants an early 3-1 lead. Unfortunately, that would be the extent of their offense in the contest. Posey has disappointed relative to expectations this season, slashing .288/.358/.434 with only 13 homers and 73 RBI on the season.
Sep 25 - 8:41 PM
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