Diamondbacks pitcher Josh Collmenter
was not at his best but somehow managed to escape his outing with a no-decision Thursday at home against the Pirates. The right-hander gave up three runs on four hits and two walks while striking out four over 5 1/3 innings of a 7-4 victory.
Over his last two starts covering eight innings, Collmenter has allowed nine earned runs. He owns a 4.07 ERA and a 1.30 WHIP over 119 1/3 innings of work. His next start will come Wednesday at home against Kansas City.
Jeff Locke gets blasted by Diamondbacks
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Pirates pitcher Jeff Locke
was blasted by the Diamondbacks on Thursday, dropping to 2-3 on the year. The right-hander permitted six runs -- four earned -- on nine hits and two walks while striking out five over 5 1/3 innings of a 7-4 defeat.
Over his last three starts covering 18 innings, Locke has allowed 13 runs. He owns a 3.77 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP over 11 starts (74 innings). He will make his next start Wednesday at home against Miami.
Julio Teheran pitches complete game in losing effort
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Braves pitcher Julio Teheran
went the distance but was pegged with a tough-luck loss Thursday night in Los Angeles against the Dodgers. The right-hander yielded two runs on five hits and three walks while striking out nine over eight innings of a 2-1 defeat.
Over his last three starts covering 21 innings, Teheran has allowed six earned runs. He owns a 2.69 ERA and a 1.04 WHIP over 23 starts (157 1/3 innings). He will make his next start Wednesday in Seattle.
Clayton Kershaw goes the distance in dominant win over Braves
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Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw
turned in another dominant effort and went the distance on Thursday against the Braves, improving to 13-2 on the year. The left-handed ace allowed one run on nine hits and no walks while striking out nine over nine innings of a 2-1 victory.
Since June 1, Kershaw is 10-0 with a 0.94 ERA and a 104:8 K:BB ratio in 11 starts. The reigning National League Cy Young Award winner is somehow managing to improve his numbers from last season. He has four complete games and owns a 1.71 ERA and a 0.82 WHIP over 121 1/3 innings of work. His next start will come Tuesday at home against the Angels.
David Buchanan likely to take rotation spot of injured Cliff Lee
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Phillies pitcher David Buchanan
will likely replace the spot
of injured pitcher Cliff Lee in the rotation, according to the Philadelphia Daily News
. Lee was scheduled to start Wednesday at home against Houston, but Buchanan will likely be called up before the game. The right-hander is 5-5 with a 4.40 ERA in 10 starts this season for the Phillies.
Cliff Lee placed on 15-day DL with elbow strain
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Following Thursday's game, the Phillies placed
starting pitcher Cliff Lee
on the 15-day disabled list with a left flexor pronator strain, the same injury he suffered earlier in the season, per MLB.com.
Lee exited the game against the Nationals with a team trainer after making a gesture toward his elbow in the bottom of the third inning. He will be further examined on Friday, leaving his status for the remainder of the season up in the air.
Gio Gonzalez has another short, disastrous outing
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For the second time in his last three starts, Nationals starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez
was hit hard and was unable to make it past the fourth inning. He dropped to 6-7 on the year Thursday night at home against Philadelphia. The southpaw coughed up five runs on eight hits and one walk while striking out two over 3 2/3 innings of a 10-4 defeat.
Gonzalez has not won a decision since July 5 against the Cubs. He owns a 3.88 ERA and a 1.26 WHIP over 17 starts (97 1/3 innings). He will try to pick up the pieces in his next start on Saturday at home against Seattle.
Tom Koehler pegged with tough-luck loss
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Marlins pitcher Tom Koehler
didn't receive enough run support and was pegged with a tough-luck loss Thursday night at home against Miami. The right-hander was charged with two unearned runs on five hits and no walks while striking out three over seven innings of a 3-1 defeat.
Over his last three starts covering 18 2/3 innings, Koehler has allowed only four earned runs. He owns a 3.70 ERA, a 1.22 WHIP and 97:47 K:BB ratio through 22 starts (131 1/3 innings). He will make his next start Wednesday in Pittsburgh.
Johnny Cueto fans nine again in win over Miami
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Reds starting pitcher Johnny Cueto
put together another dominant outing Thursday in Miami, improving to 12-6 on the season. The right-hander limited his opposition to only one run on four hits and one walk while striking out nine over seven innings of a 3-1 victory.
Cueto has struck out nine in each of his last two starts. He has only one loss since June 11. He owns a 2.05 ERA and a 0.92 WHIP over 23 starts (162 2/3 innings). He will look to stay sharp Tuesday at Cleveland.
Jarred Cosart could make Miami debut Friday
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Newly-acquired pitcher Jarred Cosart could make his debut
with the Marlins as soon as Friday against Cincinnati, according to MLB.com. Cosart was traded from Houston to Miami just before the trade deadline. The right-hander is 9-7 with a 4.41 ERA and 1.46 WHIP in 20 starts this season.