Matt Garza not to be limited Sunday
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Technically, Cubs starting pitcher Matt Garza
will be limited to 110 pitches in his start Sunday against the Reds, according to MLB.com. However, considering he only topped that mark once last season, he is pitching without limits in his second outing of the season, for all intents and purposes.
The Cubs do not plan to limit Garza based on situations, including whether he throws a high number of stressful innings. Garza threw just 81 pitches Tuesday in his first start since recovering from a lat injury.
Nationals pitcher Ross Detwiler
made it through his bullpen session Saturday
without any problems, and told reporters he will be able to make his next start Tuesday against the Orioles.
Detwiler was skipped in the rotation previously due to back spasms suffered in his last start.
The Padres made a small change to their rotation Saturday, as starting pitcher Edinson Volquez
had his next start pushed back to Tuesday against the Mariners. The team has not yet announced who will take Monday's start.
Pirates starting pitcher Jeff Karstens
is set to return to Pittsburgh
for further medical evaluation, after he had to stop throwing Friday due to pain in his right shoulder. He is expected to undergo testing and evaluation to determine if there is any further structural damage in the shoulder. Karstens is on the disabled list due to inflammation in the shoulder.
Dodgers starting pitcher Chris Capuano
put his strained calf injury behind him as he made the start Friday night against St. Louis.
Capuano got hit hard as he allowed home runs to Allen Craig and David Freese. The left-hander was charged with six runs -- five earned -- and six hits over five innings of work as he suffered his third loss of the season. He struck out four and walked three.
Capuano has allowed five runs or more in all three of his losses this season. He is scheduled to make his next start Wednesday on the road against the Angels. He has a stellar 0.90 ERA through his 10 innings of work away from Dodger Stadium.
Lance Lynn Ks nine, keeps Dodgers in check
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Cardinals starter Lance Lynn
turned in a dominant performance as he struck out nine and picked up his seventh win of the season Friday night against the Dodgers.
Lynn (7-1), who made his 10th start of the season, fired six scoreless innings and allowed just two hits in a 7-0 victory. He issued one walk and threw 77 pitches, 53 called for strikes. His ERA improved from 3.27 to 2.95 after Friday's win.
Lynn is scheduled to make his next start Wednesday at home against Kansas City. He is 4-0 with a 2.81 ERA in five starts at home this season.
Tim Lincecum loses again to Rockies
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Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum
endured a rough outing as he suffered his fourth loss of the season Friday night against the Rockies.
Lincecum (3-4), who made his 10th start of the season, gave up a two-run double to Michael Cuddyer in the first and a solo home run to Cuddyer in the sixth. The right-hander was charged with four runs and seven hits over seven innings. He struck out eight and walked two in a 5-0 loss.
Lincecum has allowed 10 runs over his last 12 innings of work -- all surrendered against the Rockies. He will try to bounce back Wednesday at home against Oakland. He is 2-2 with a 3.00 ERA in his last five starts against the A's.
Rockies pitcher Tyler Chatwood
turned in a dominant performance as he picked up his third win of the season Friday night against the Giants.
Chatwood (3-0) fired six scoreless innings and gave up just four hits in a 5-0 win. He struck out four and walked one on 88 pitches. The 23-year-old has allowed just one run in his last two starts (11 2/3 innings) since being called up from Triple-A Colorado Springs to replace Jeff Francis in the rotation.
Chatwood is expected to make his next start Wednesday at home against the Astros.
Eric Stults hit hard vs. D-Backs
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Padres starting pitcher Eric Stults
endured a rough outing as he suffered his fourth loss of the season Friday night against the Diamondbacks.
Stults (4-4), who made his 10th start of the season, pitched six scoreless innings before allowing four runs in the seventh. He was charged with four runs and six hits over 6 1/3 innings of work. He struck out two and walked two in a 5-2 defeat.
Stults has allowed eight runs over his last 19 2/3 innings of work. He is scheduled to make his next start Wednesday at home against the Mariners. He is 2-1 with a 4.24 ERA in four starts at Petco Field.
Diamondbacks pitcher Brandon McCarthy
enjoyed another solid performance as he won his second straight decision Friday night against the Padres.
McCarthy (2-3), who made his 10th start of the season, gave up a run-scoring single to Yonder Alonso in the second for his only damage of the night. He was charged with one run and five hits over seven innings of work. He struck out two and walked two in a 5-2 win.
McCarthy has allowed just one run over his last two starts (16 innings). He is scheduled to make his next start Wednesday at Texas. He went 1-0 with a 3.65 ERA in two starts against the Rangers last season as a member of the A's.