Upton launched a solo home run in the third inning of Bartolo Colon to extend the Padres' lead to five runs.
As trade rumors contiune to swirl, Upton has now homered three times in his last eight games.Analysis:
Harper continued his terrorization of Marlins starter Tom Koehler, hammering a three-run shot into the second deck of Marlins Park in the fifth inning, his fifth home run off Koehler.
Harper added another solo shot in the eighth inning, this one again well over 400 feet. Harper now has 68 RBIs on the season and is hitting .335, third in the NL.Analysis:
In exchange, the Mets would send right-hander Zack Wheeler and infielder Wilmer Flores to the Brewers, according to the New York Post.
Gomez was originally signed by the Mets as an amateur free agent back in 2002. He played in 58 games with the Mets in 2007. He hit .232 that year.
In 2008, he was sent to Minnesota in the deal that sent Johan Santana to Queens. He was later traded to Milwaukee in a deal in 2009, and he has been there ever since.
He was an All-Star in 2013 and 2014 and won a Gold Glove in '13. This year, he is batting .266 with eight home runs for the Brewers.
Gomez is currently signed through the 2016 season.
Mets general manager Sandy Alderson has since denied reports of a trade, saying "there is no trade...it will not transpire," Heyman reports.Analysis:
Holliday suffered a right quad injury that forced him out of the game. The Cardinals said they would provide an update on the severity of the injury on Thursday, per MLB.com. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch said that Holliday suffered a quad strain, which is a tear, and the same injury Holliday suffered earlier in the year.
Once Holliday got to the Cardinals' dugout he went to the floor and was visibly in pain.Analysis:
Gonzalez now has 21 big flies on the year, with about half of them coming this month.Analysis:
The home run, Fowler's 10th of the year, was his only hit of the afternoon. He did walk twice and score twice however. He was also caught stealing for the sixth time in 22 attempts.
Fowler has been heating up at the plate, batting .361 with two home runs over his past 10 games.Analysis:
The former National League MVP has homered twice in his last six games for the Pirates.Analysis:
Grichuk returns with a fine slash line of .281/.333/.558 on the season. He has five runs and four RBI over his last five games.Analysis:
Polanco had finally heated up at the plate, hitting safely in 16 of his previous 18 games. He was 0-for-2 Wednesday before going down. The outfielder had been icing his knee after games, and manager Clint Hurdle thought the injury happened in Tuesday's contest.
"I actually think he might have aggravated it late [Tuesday] night, on a play near the wall," Hurdle said. "And he just couldn't get loose today. We didn't feel it made any sense for him to push it."Analysis:
Pagan has just two hits in his last 16 at-bats and has no extra-base hits in his last 12 games.Analysis: