Vic Black undergoes MRI on neck
Black, who first felt irritation last week in Oakland, gave up a run for the first time in seven appearances Saturday. He has not pitched since.
Brewers sitting Jean Segura against Padres
Segura has broken from a 2-for-26 slide with six hits in his last 13 at-bats.
Jed Lowrie takes batting practice Wednesday
Lowrie took two-handed swings in the cages prior to Wednesday's game. His throwing session went well Tuesday, and he seems to be making progress. He's planning to hit again Thursday. Lowrie has been out since August 13 with a finger injury.
Wilin Rosario heading to the disabled list
Rosario is dealing with left wrist inflammation, and will need more time to recover. He's hit just .248/.289/.399 over 331 at-bats. Manager Walt Weiss hinted at the move late Tuesday, saying Rosario's wrist wasn't responding to treatment as well as the team had hoped.
Matt Holliday blasts off in Wednesday defeat
Holliday slammed a solo home run in the second inning off Jeff Locke to sweeten his stat line on the season to .263/.364/.412. He has 13 home runs and 68 RBI on the year.
Boone Logan placed on disabled list
Logan is dealing with elbow inflammation, and will need time to recover. He's posted a 6.84 ERA over 25 innings.
Xander Bogaerts ready to return Saturday
Bogaerts can return from the 7-day disabled list Saturday, and it's looking like that will happen. He's hitting .223/.293/.333 over 435 at-bats.
Ike Davis goes (extremely) deep in defeat of Cardinals
Davis followed his heroics of Tuesday night, when he slammed a pinch-hit, three-run homer, by mashing another Wednesday afternoon to key a victory over St. Louis. The latest blast doinked off a speaker an estimated 447 feel away from home plate. His tater off Adam Wainwright was his 10th of the season.
Mark Melancon shuts down Cardinals for another save
Melancon entered with a two-run lead in the ninth and promptly surrendered a single to Jhonny Peralta. But he retired the next three batters in order to secure his 24th save in 28 opportunities.
Jeff Locke secures sixth win Wednesday
Locke allowed only a home run to Matt Holliday in the second inning, otherwise pitching shutout ball over seven-plus. He yielded six hits with two walks and three strikeouts. He has allowed just three runs in his last 18 2/3 innings pitched.
He will attempt to maintain his momentum Tuesday against the same Cardinals.
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Rusney Castillo signed a contract, and Kennys Vargas and Carlos Carrasco each made a statement this weekend. Scott White ponders what it all means.
August 25, 2014
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