Eric Stults
Eric Stults tosses five one-run innings vs. Dodgers
Eric Stults, SP, SD
1:26 AM
News: Padres pitcher Eric Stults earned a win Wednesday, allowing just one earned run on four hits and one walk in five innings while striking out five in his team's 4-1 victory over the Dodgers.

Stults (6-13) moved to 3-0 over his last four starts, and he's only allowed four earned runs in 24 2/3 innings during that stretch. Wednesday's sole run came on a third-inning sacrifice fly, and the San Diego starter also managed to deliver his own RBI single in the second inning. Stults owns a 4.53 ERA and 86:34 K:BB ratio in 135 innings. He's scheduled to face the Brewers Monday.


Roberto Hernandez
Roberto Hernandez lasts five innings in loss vs. Padres
Roberto Hernandez, SP, LAD
1:25 AM
News: Dodgers pitcher Roberto Hernandez took a loss Wednesday, allowing four runs (three earned) on eight hits and two walks in five innings and striking out two in his team's 4-1 defeat against the Padres.

Hernandez (7-9) surrendered just three hits in six innings in each of his first two starts with the Dodgers, but he couldn't find that groove Wednesday, though all eight hits allowed were singles. He owns a 3.78 ERA and 87:61 K:BB ratio in 138 innings. Hernandez is scheduled to face the Diamondbacks Tuesday.


Edwin Jackson
Edwin Jackson could be destined for bullpen role
Edwin Jackson, SP, CHC
1:16 AM
News: Cubs pitcher Edwin Jackson may be headed to the bullpen after giving up seven runs in 2 2/3 innings in his latest start Wednesday, reports.

"We're going to assess and evaluate and see where we go," manager Rick Renteria said.

Jackson has turned in just two quality starts in his last nine outings, going 1-6 during that stretch and watching his ERA rise from 4.99 to 6.09.

"No one wants to be moved," Jackson said Wednesday. "The only thing you can do if you don't like it is go out there and pitch out of jams. I have to get back to having fun. Tonight was an example of absolutely not doing that. Just being uptight and battling yourself."


Lance Lynn
Lance Lynn spins seven scoreless innings vs. Reds
Lance Lynn, SP, STL
News: Cardinals pitcher Lance Lynn earned a win Wednesday, giving up four hits and two walks in seven scoreless innings and striking out five in his team's 7-3 victory over the Reds.

Lynn (14-8) was only at 94 pitches after seven innings, but a weather delay cost him the chance to go deeper into the game. He's surrendered more than two earned runs just once in his last nine starts going back to the beginning of July, and in that off game he only gave up three earned runs in 5 2/3 innings. Lynn owns a 2.78 ERA and 144:57 K:BB ratio in 158 2/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Pirates Tuesday.


Johnny Cueto
Johnny Cueto surrenders five runs in loss vs. Cardinals
Johnny Cueto, SP, CIN
News: Reds pitcher Johnny Cueto was stuck with a loss Wednesday, giving up five earned runs on seven hits and four walks in five-plus innings and striking out four in his team's 7-3 defeat against the Cardinals.

Cueto (15-7) had won each of his last five starts before the streak came to a halt Wednesday, when he allowed a three-run double with the bases loaded in the fifth inning and left the bases loaded again the top of the sixth at the time of his removal. It was his worst start since giving up six earned runs on May 20. Cueto owns a 2.24 ERA, 0.94 WHIP and 191:53 K:BB ratio in 192 2/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Cubs Tuesday.


Jorge De La Rosa
Jorge De La Rosa allows two runs in win vs. Royals
Jorge De La Rosa, SP, COL
News: Rockies pitcher Jorge De La Rosa earned a win Wednesday, giving up two earned runs on five hits and three walks in eight innings and striking out three in his team's 5-2 victory over the Royals.

De La Rosa (13-8) surrenderd a solo home run in the second inning and another run on a sacrifice fly in the fourth. The big shot of the game came in the bottom of the sixth, when the Rockies offense delivered a grand slam to give the starter all the support he needed. De La Rosa owns a 4.21 ERA and 109:52 K:BB ratio in 149 2/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Giants Tuesday.


Jake Peavy
Jake Peavy strikes out eight in win vs. Cubs
Jake Peavy, SP, SF
News: Giants pitcher Jake Peavy earned a win Wednesday, allowing two earned runs on 10 hits in seven innings and striking out eight in his team's 8-3 victory over the Cubs.

Peavy (3-12) has now won back-to-back games after taking 12 straight losses, including three in his first three starts with the Giants. The offense staked him to a four-run lead after one inning, and though he gave two of those runs back on a second-inning home run, he did a great job throughout the start despite the high hit total. Peavy owns a 4.48 ERA and 123:54 K:BB ratio in 156 2/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Rockies Monday.


Hyun-Jin Ryu
Hyun-Jin Ryu not expected to need rehab assignment
Hyun-Jin Ryu, SP, LAD
News: Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu is not expected to go on a rehab assignment before returning from the disabled list, reports.

"He'll eventually get on a mound, but I haven't heard any talk about that," manager Don Mattingly said Wednesday. "He just started playing catch. He's got some time. We're not going to push him."

Ryu played catch for the second straight day Wednesday. He is working his way back from a strained right gluteus.


Tanner Roark
Tanner Roark tosses seven scoreless innings Wednesday
Tanner Roark, SP, WAS
News: Nationals pitcher Tanner Roark didn't factor into the decision Wednesday despite giving up just five hits and one walk in seven scoreless innings while striking out two in his team's 3-2 victory over the Diamondbacks.

Roark watched his lead evaporate in the eighth inning, when the Diamondbacks clubbed a two-run home run to even the game. He owns a 2.80 ERA and 118:36 K:BB ratio in 160 2/3 innings. Roark's next test will come Monday against the Phillies.


Alex Wood
Alex Wood surrenders two runs in no-decision Wednesday
Alex Wood, SP, ATL
News: Braves pitcher Alex Wood wasn't a factor in the decision Wednesday, allowing two earned runs on four hits and one walk in seven-plus innings and striking out four in his team's 3-2 loss to the Pirates.

Wood delivered seven scoreless innings before giving up a walk and a ground rule double to open the eighth and end his night. Both runners would come around to score to deny Wood a win. He owns a 3.05 ERA and 124:37 K:BB ratio in 130 innings after surrendering two earned runs or less in each of his last five starts. Wood is slated to face the Mets Tuesday.


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