Athletics RF Josh Reddick (back) doubtful for Monday's game
“Maybe doubtful tomorrow, but I don’t think it’s enough to where we have to worry about long term,” manager Bob Melvin said.
Reddick left Sunday's game due to lower back tightness. He believed he injured his back while making a play on a foul ball.
“It’s a lot better than when it initially happened,” Reddick said. “My back locked up and started spasming out. After the play I went back and watched it. From what I gathered, it looked like it happened from me avoiding the ballboy, who didn’t move one bit. … Nothing serious. Hopefully it’s something that’s just day to day. I’m sure with Bob (being cautious), I probably won’t start tomorrow. I’ll get some more treatment done so I’ll be ready to go Tuesday.”
Mariners RP Vidal Nuno to make spot start on Tuesday
Nuno last started a game on July 5, but it was for Triple-A Tacoma during a brief demotion.
“It’s just another day,” he said. “Now I just have to go 80 to 100 pitches and set the tone of the game.”
The Mariners are confident Nuno can provide the rotation some much needed rest.
“He can go five easily if we need him to,” McClendon said. “He’s very durable and he’s rested.”
Diamondbacks' Chase Anderson strikes out three in rehab game
Anderson allowed four hits and struck out three batters, but did not allow any runs in what was a solid performance.
Anderson is on the 15-day disabled list with a triceps injury.
Cubs C Miguel Montero goes 1 for 3 in rehab game Sunday
Montero is out of commission with a thumb injury.
Phillies 2B Chase Utley gets two hits in rehab game
Utley is on the 15-day disabled list with an ankle injury.
Nationals SP Jordan Zimmermann gives up five runs in loss
Zimmermann gave up five runs on six hits in six innings of work. He struggled at times with his location, as he allowed a season-high three home runs. Zimmermann did manage to strike out seven batters, but the damage from the home runs he allowed proved too costly.
With the loss, Zimmermann dropped to 8-7 this season with a 3.57 ERA.
Mets closer Tyler Clippard notches 18th save of the season
Clippard gave up one hit, but then put away Washington to pick up his 18th save of the season. He has a 2.55 ERA in 42 1/3 innings of relief.
Mets SP Noah Syndergaard strikes out nine in win over Nats
Syndergaard allowed just two runs on seven hits over eight innings of work. He struck out nine batters and didn't allow a single a walk. Syndergaard made a pair of mistakes on two solo home runs, but was simply masterful besides that.
With the win, Syndergaard improved to 6-5 on the season with an impressive 2.66 ERA.
Cubs' Dan Haren considering retirement after this season
Brewers not sure of Kyle Lohse's rotation spot
Lohse is 5-13 with a 6.31 ERA after Sunday's loss.
"He was in a lot of trouble all day," Counsell said, per MLB.com. "There was trouble pretty much every inning and it was big trouble. He struggled today and we need better from him."
"We have to discuss that in the next few days," Counsell said of Lohse's status in the rotation.
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