Jake Arrieta
Cubs SP Jake Arrieta gives six runs in no-decision Saturday
Jake Arrieta, SP, CHC
1:30 AM
News: By definition, Cubs starter Jake Arrieta (4-4) posted a quality start in Saturday's loss to the Diamondbacks. The right-hander went six innings, giving up six runs (three earned) on seven hits. He walked two and struck out seven as his ERA rose to 2.95.

A couple of miscues from the defense, coupled with a sixth-inning home run from D-Backs catcher Tuffy Gosewisch, hurt Arrieta in this one. But luckily for him, his offense was able to erase a deficit, and Arrieta picked up a no decision. He'll hope for better fortunes in his next start Friday against the Royals.


Rubby De La Rosa
Diamondbacks SP Rubby De La Rosa gets no-decision Saturday
Rubby De La Rosa, SP, ARI
1:27 AM
News: Diamondbacks starter Rubby De La Rosa (4-2) pitched well in Saturday's loss to the Cubs, all except for one inning. The young right-hander tossed six innings, allowing four runs on four hits. He struck out eight and walked two on the evening.

All of the damage to De La Rosa came in a four-run fifth inning. With the bases loaded and two outs, De La Rosa hit Kris Bryant to force in a run, and then served up a three-run double to Anthony Rizzo. 

Fortunately for De La Rosa, his offense put up six runs on his behalf. Unfortunately for him, the bullpen wasn't able to hold the lead, as he picked up the no decision. He'll take a 4.27 ERA into his next start, scheduled for Friday in Milwaukee.


Michael Wacha
Cardinals not concerned yet about Michael Wacha's innings
Michael Wacha, SP, STL
1:11 AM
News: Cardinals pitcher Michael Wacha is scheduled to take the hill again on Sunday against the Royals, his ninth start of the season. Wacha has already logged 50 1/3 innings of work, something the team wants to monitor very closely throughout the season, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

"It's probably something to look at later," said Matheny. "Right now, we don't want him to be concerned with that stuff. And I don't think right now is the time to conserve. I seems like this game shows you when it’s time to conserve.

"We'll monitor his workload as much as possible but when he's throwing the ball well and he feels as good as he does, we need to take advantage of it. But we have some parameters in sight of where we’d like to keep him at."

Wacha, 6-0, has a 2.13 ERA with 31 strikeouts so far this season. 


Mike Bolsinger
Dodgers pitcher Mike Bolsinger strikes out eight in win on Saturday
Mike Bolsinger, SP, LAD
12:27 AM
News: Dodgers pitcher Mike Bolsinger threw eight scoreless innings on Saturday in Los Angeles' 2-0 win over the Padres. Bolsinger allowed just one hit, a leadoff single in the first inning, with no walks and eight strikeouts in his outing.

He did not allow a runner to advance past second base throughout his start. Bolsinger, now 3-0, lowered his ERA to 0.71 in 25 1/3 innings of work. He has allowed just two runs over his first four starts with 22 strikeouts and six walks.

Bolsinger will look to keep things rolling Friday against the Cardinals.


Ian Kennedy
Padres SP Ian Kennedy takes tough loss on Saturday
Ian Kennedy, SP, SD
12:27 AM
News: Padres starter Ian Kennedy picked up a tough-luck loss on Saturday against the Dodgers. Kennedy went six innings, allowing two runs on six hits. He struck out six and did not walk a batter. He threw 110 pitches, 77 for strikes as the Padres lost 2-0.

Kennedy (2-4) put himself in an early hole, serving up a lead-off home run to Joc Pederson in the first inning. Kennedy allowed another run on an RBI double in the sixth, which would be all the damage against him.

The right-hander still holds an ugly 6.11 ERA through seven starts. He'll look to build off this strong start when he takes the mound again Thursday against the Pirates.


Dan Haren
Marlins pitcher Dan Haren strikes out six in no-decision on Saturday
Dan Haren, SP, MIA
News: Marlins pitcher Dan Haren tossed six scoreless innings on Saturday, allowing seven hits in Miami's 1-0 win over the Orioles in 13 innings, but did not factor into the decision.

Haren struck out six with three walks in his outing. Although Haren put himself into multiple jams, including the first inning when he put runners on first and third with one out, he was able to work out of them without allowing a run.

Haren, who remains 4-2, lowered his ERA to 3.09 in 55 1/3 innings of work. He will look to get his fifth win of the year on Friday against the Mets.


John Lackey
Cardinals pitcher John Lackey allows three runs in losing effort
John Lackey, SP, STL
News: Cardinals pitcher John Lackey allowed three runs on six hits in five innings of work in St. Louis' 3-2 loss to the Royals in a rain-shortened game.

Lackey had trouble in the second inning when he was ripped for a two-run home run by Alex Gordon. Then in the fourth, Lackey allowed a leadoff double to Eric Hosmer, who advanced to third. Salvador Perez drove home the go-ahead run with a single.

"It stinks really bad," Lackey said to FOXSports.com. "There's a lot of game left. In baseball they do things the same way for a long time."

Lackey, now 2-3, moved his ERA to 3.18 in 56 2/3 innings of work this season. He will look to get back on track Friday against the Dodgers.


Chris Heston
Giants SP Chris Heston gives up six runs, gets win on Saturday
Chris Heston, SP, SF
News: Giants pitcher Chris Heston struggled in his start on Saturday against the Rockies. The rookie right-hander was tagged for six runs on eight hits in 5 2/3 innings. He walked two and struck out two. His offense bailed him out, however, as he was able to record his fourth win of the season.

Heston (4-3) served up a solo home run to Ben Paulsen in the bottom of the second. But most of the damage came in the fifth and sixth innings. Heston surrendered a solo home run to Nick Hundley and a two-run blast to Charlie Blackmon, each coming in the fith. 

This makes back-to-back poor outings for Heston, who now sports a 4.33 ERA. He has been solid for most of the season, posting quality starts in five of his nine starts so far. He'll look to get back in the win column in his next start, scheduled for Thursday against the Braves.


Josh Johnson
Padres' Josh Johnson dealing with soreness after bullpen session
Josh Johnson, SP, SD
News: Padres pitcher Josh Johnson was dealing with some soreness after his bullpen session on Tuesday, according to U-T San Diego. He was unable to throw on Saturday as originally scheduled.

Johnson, who was transferred to the 60-day DL on Saturday with an elbow injury, also felt his triceps tighten in his bullpen session last week, but didn't feel as though it was a setback. The veteran is yet to throw this season after undergoing Tommy John surgery last year.


A.J. Cole
Nationals pitcher A.J. Cole strikes out seven in relief on Saturday
A.J. Cole, SP, WAS
News: Nationals pitcher A.J. Cole allowed two runs in 4 1/3 innings of relief on Saturday in Washington's 8-1 loss to the Phillies.

Cole added seven strikeouts with no walks after starter Stephen Strasburg struggled. It was something the team needed from the rookie, manager Matt Williams said per MASN Sports.

"He stretched our bullpen," Williams said. "Unfortunately, those are the positions that he's been in. He saved extra work for the bullpen today. He's able to get out there and go to 100 (pitches) if we had to. He threw some good changeups. He gave up a couple of runs, but all in all threw the ball well, threw strikes and worked through the innings we needed him to work through."

Cole now has a 5.79 ERA in 9 1/3 innings of work with nine strikeouts and one walk.


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