Franklin Morales blasted for seven runs vs. Giants Monday
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Rockies pitcher Franklin Morales
escaped with a no-decision Monday, surrendering seven earned runs on nine hits and four walks in 4 1/3 innings while striking out three in his team's 10-9 win over the Giants.
Morales surrendered a three-run home run to the fifth batter of the game and gave up an RBI single before finally getting out of the first inning. It's his second poor performance in his lat three starts. Morales owns a 5.46 ERA and 89:59 K:BB ratio in 128 2/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Padres Sunday.
Tim Hudson struggles in no-decision vs. Rockies
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Giants pitcher Tim Hudson
didn't factor into Monday's decision after allowing six runs (five earned) on seven hits and one walk in five-plus innings and striking out five in his team's 10-9 loss to the Rockies.
Hudson gave up two runs on a second-inning triple but otherwise kept the Rockies offense at bay in his first five frames. He ran into big trouble in the sixth, issuing a walk and surrendering two singles before a fielder's choice-turned-error brought home the second run of a four-run sixth and ended the starter's game. Hudson owns a 3.08 ERA and 111:30 K:BB ratio in 172 2/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Tigers Sunday.
Tyson Ross strikes out eight in win vs. Diamondbacks
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Padres pitcher Tyson Ross
picked up a win Monday, giving up just one earned run on six hits and two walks in six innings while striking out eight in his team's 3-1 victory over the Diamondbacks.
Ross (13-12) put together five scoreless innings before a sixth-inning RBI single delivered the final run of the game on either side. Ross has strung together 13 straight quality starts, and he owns a 2.60 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 184:66 K:BB ratio in 187 innings. He's scheduled to face the Rockies in Colorado Saturday.
Lance Lynn posts quality start in no-decision
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Cardinals pitcher Lance Lynn
posted a quality start but wasn't a factor into the decision Monday against the Pirates. He gave up three runs on eight hits and three walks while striking out three over six innings of a 5-4 victory.
Over his last three starts covering 19 innings, Lynn has permitted five earned runs. He owns a 2.85 ERA and a 1.30 WHIP over 28 starts (170 2/3 innings). His next start will come Saturday in Milwaukee.
Gerrit Cole gets knocked around in loss to Cardinals
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Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole
was knocked around Monday in a loss to the Cardinals in St. Louis, dropping to 7-5 on the year. It was his first loss since July 28. The right-hander was shelled for five runs on eight hits and three walks while striking out four over 6 1/3 innings of work.
Over his first three starts back from injury covering 19 1/3 innings, Cole has permitted nine earned runs. He owns a 3.86 ERA and a 1.30 WHIP over 17 starts (105 innings). His next start will come Sunday against the Cubs in Chicago.
Julio Teheran gets roughed up in loss to Phillies
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Braves pitcher Julio Teheran
was hit hard in a loss to the Phillies at home on Monday, dropping to 13-10 on the year. He allowed five runs -- two earned - on five hits and four walks while striking out three over 6 2/3 innings of a 7-0 defeat.
Over his last three starts covering 19 innings, Teheran has allowed three earned runs. He owns a 2.90 ERA and a 1.08 WHIP over 29 starts (195 2/3 innings). His next start will come Sunday in Miami.
Zack Wheeler gets roughed up in no-decision
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Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler
was roughed up in a no-decision Monday afternoon against the Marlins in Miami. The right-hander coughed up five runs on five hits and two walks while striking out eight over 4 2/3 innings of work.
Over his last four starts covering 24 innings, Wheeler has allowed eight earned runs. He owns a 3.45 ERA and a 1.31 WHIP over 28 starts (164 1/3 innings). He will make his next start Sunday at Cincinnati.
Jimmy Nelson posts quality start in losing effort
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Brewers pitcher Jimmy Nelson
posted a quality start in a losing effort Monday afternoon against the Cubs at Wrigley Field, dropping to 2-6 on the year. The right-hander permitted three runs on nine hits and one walk while striking out four over six innings of a 4-2 victory.
Over his last four starts covering 22 2/3 innings, Nelson has allowed 11 earned runs. He owns a 4.14 ERA and a 1.38 WHIP over 10 starts (58 2/3 innings). His next start will come Sunday at home against St. Louis.
Cardinals deciding next step for Michael Wacha
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The Cardinals remain undecided on whether to have pitcher Michael Wacha
make another rehab appearance during the Triple-A playoffs or rejoin the Cardinals, MLB.com reports.
Wacha threw 34 pitches in his rehab start with Double-A Springfield Monday, giving up one hit and one walk during two scoreless innings. "Very good," manager Mike Matheny said of Wacha. "He had good velocity, was efficient, got quick outs and located everything well."
If Wacha were to pitch with the Cardinals later in the week, he would be on a limited pitch count as he continues to rebuild arm strength. The pitcher has been sidelined since June 17 with a shoulder issue.
Cole Hamels and three relievers toss a combined no-hitter vs. Atlanta
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Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels
and three relievers tossed a combined no-hitter Monday afternoon against the Braves in Atlanta. It's the first combined no-hitter in franchise history.
Hamels was denied a no-hitter due to a high pitch count. He was lifted for a pinch-hitter in the seventh inning with a no-hitter intact. He issued five walks and ran his pitch count to 108 before his day was over. He struck out seven over six hitless innings and picked up the win. Jake Diekman
struck out two in a perfect seventh inning and Ken Giles
struck out the side in the eighth. Jonathan Papelbon
needed nine pitches to retire Jose Constanza, Chris Johnson and Phil Gosselin to secure a 7-0 no-hit victory and the save.