Shields (2-0) tossed six innings and allowed three runs (one earned) on six hits during Monday's 9-4 loss to the Dodgers. The 12 strike outs were a season high for Shields. He also walked one batter and gave up a solo home run to Jed Lowrie in the fourth inning. He received a no-decsion and his ERA now stands at 2.90
His next scheduled start will be Sunday against the Rockies.Analysis:
Anderson (1-1) got the first two outs of the fifth inning, but then surrendered a walk and three-consecutive hits before being pulled for the game. It was his second-straight start failing to pitch at least five innings. His ERA now stands at 5.49.
His next projected start will be Sunday against the Diamondbacks.Analysis:
Lincecum allowed four runs on eight hits over four innings to earn the loss. He struck out two batters and walked three.
Lincecum (1-2) ran into trouble during the third inning, when all four runs against him were scored. Lincecum surrendered five hits and one walk during the inning. He retired the side in the fourth inning, but was pulled after that.
His next projected start is Sunday against the Angels.Analysis:
Anderson gave up eight hits and walked two batters. He struck out four and how has an ERA of 4.24. His next start is projected for Sunday against the Dodgers.Analysis:
Matzek went five innings and allowed two earned runs and three walks. He gave up five hits but struck out three batters.
From the plate, he ended going 1 for 3 with a run scored. He's now hitting .429/.429/.571.Analysis:
Washington needed a pitcher to fill in for Max Scherzer, who will be skipped in the rotation while he recovers from a thumb injury. Manager Matt Williams wants to allow Scherzer to get his thumb 100 percent healthy before starting him again.
Cole has made three starts for Triple-A Syracuse, posting a 2.40 ERA with 10 strikeouts and one walk in 15 innings. The team has yet to make a corresponding roster move.Analysis:
Lackey allowed three earned runs in seven innings of work. Though things could have been worse, he still gave up nine hits. He struck out one batter and walked one. Lackey had a pitch count of 82.
Lackey's next start is projected for Saturday against the Pirates.Analysis:
Hamels is now 1-2 after allowing just one earned run in seven innings worth of work. Hamels allowed four hits and four walks. He struck out a season-high nine batters during his time in the game.
Hamels now holds a 3.19 ERA for the season.
His next start is projected for Saturday against the Marlins.Analysis:
Stults went 6 1/3 innings and gave up only four hits. He struck out three batters and walked three. Stults improved to 2-1 for the season and now has an ERA of 4.03. Stults threw 96 pitches during his time in the game.
Stults is projected to have his next start this Saturday against the Reds.Analysis:
Worley's issues came in the third inning with two outs. After walking Dexter Fowler, Worley allowed a single to Jorge Soler to put two on for Anthony Rizzo, who double to center field, bringing home a run. Kris Bryant then ripped an RBI single to center to score two more runs.
Then in the fifth, Bryant came through again with a single to center to bring home another run.
"After the two-out walk, Vance wasn't able to execute pitches he’s been able to execute throughout the young season so far," manager Clint Hurdle said per the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "All in all, It's not a bad outing by any means."
Worley, now 2-2, ballooned his ERA to 4.50. He will look to get back on track Sunday against the Cardinals.Analysis: