Mets pitcher Bobby Parnell tosses scoreless inning in Double-A rehab
by Brandon Wise |
(8:57 pm ET) Mets pitcher Bobby Parnell tossed one scoreless inning on Sunday for Double-A Binghamton as a part of his rehab assignment. Parnell allowed one hit with one strikeout and no walks in his appearance.

Parnell is currently on the 15-day DL with an elbow injury. He has thrown one inning so far this season, posting a 9.00 ERA with a walk and a strikeout.

Dodgers P Carlos Frias gives up 10 runs in lopsided loss
by Jason Butt |
(7:14 pm ET) Dodgers pitcher Carlos Frias had an afternoon to forget. 

In four innings of work, Frias was rocked for 10 earned runs in Sunday afternoon's 11-3 loss to the Padres. He was unable to strike out anybody and walked two batters. 

Frias had been having a solid season until this game. In four previous starts and two relief appearances, Frias had only allowed a total of seven earned runs while striking out 19 batters. Twelve of San Diego's 20 hits came against Frias. 

This disastrous game ballooned his ERA from 2.55 to 5.34 for the season. 

Frias' next start is projected for Saturday against the Cardinals. 

Diamondbacks reliever Brad Ziegler notches second save of the year
by Brandon Wise |
(7:06 pm ET) Diamondbacks relief pitcher Brad Ziegler worked a nearly perfect ninth inning in Arizona's 4-3 win on Sunday over the Cubs, earning his second save of the season. 

Ziegler made quick workof the first two hitters of the inning, needing just four pitches. After allowing a single to Starlin Castro, Ziegler finished things off by forcing Miguel Montero to pop out to left field. Ziegler now owns a 0.86 ERA in 21 innings of work.

Braves' Jason Grilli strikes out three, earns 13th save
by R.J. White |
(5:51 pm ET) Braves closer Jason Grilli pitched a scoreless ninth inning on Sunday to earn his 13th save in his team's 2-1 win over the Brewers.

Grilli struck out the first two batters he faced before issuing a walk, but he was able to strike out one more batter to slam the door on his team's win. He's rattled off three straight scoreless outings, but Sunday's three-strikeout game was his first since April 13. Grilli owns a 4.11 ERA and 23:7 K:BB ratio in 15 1/3 innings.

Nationals P Drew Storen strikes out two, earns save
by Jason Butt |
(5:08 pm ET) Nationals pitcher Drew Storen earned his 14th save of the season in the Nationals' 4-1 victory over the Phillies on Sunday. 

Storen entered the game in the ninth and struck out two batters. He did give up one double but was able to hold the runner. Storen now has an ERA of just 0.93 for the season. 

This is Storen's third converted save opportunity in a row. 

D-Backs P Matt Stites to pitch extended spring game Monday
by Jason Butt |
(3:19 pm ET) Diamondbacks pitcher Matt Stites will appear in an extended spring training game on Monday, according to FOX Sports Arizona

Following that outing, Stites will report to Class A Visalia to begin a minor-league rehab assignment. 

Stites is on the disabled list due to an elbow injury. 

A year ago, Stites posted a 5.73 ERA with 26 strikeouts in 33 innings. He's yet to appear in a game for the Diamondbacks this season. 

Dodgers P Pedro Baez (pectoral) to begin throwing program soon
by Jason Butt |
(3:15 pm ET) Dodgers pitcher Pedro Baez is not experiencing any pain in his injured right pectoral, according to SB Nation's True Blue LA. 

Baez sustained a right pectoral strain and was placed on the 15-day disabled list. With the pain alleviated, Baez is expected to begin a throwing program soon. 

Baez was forced to leave a May 13 game against the Marlins due to the injury. 

Giants recall Hunter Strickland, DFA Casey McGehee
by Jason Butt |
(2:17 pm ET) The Giants announced on Sunday that they have recalled right-handed pitcher Hunter Strickland from Triple-A. 

In a corresponding move, the Giants designated infielder Casey McGehee for assignment. 

Strickland, a prospect at closer, has posted a 1.66 ERA in 15 appearances with Triple-A Sacramento this season. He has five saves in 21 2/3 innings pitched. 

McGehee is slashing just .200/.254/.282 this season. 

Rockies reliever John Axford nails down sixth save of the season
by Brandon Wise |
(1:55 am ET) Rockies relief pitcher John Axford worked a nearly perfect ninth inning on Saturday in Colorado's 5-3 win over the Giants, earning his sixth save of the season.

After allowing a leadoff single, Axford managed to get a fly out to center field, who then doubled off the baserunner trying to advanced to third. Axford then forced a groundout to end the game. Axford lowered his ERA to 0.90 in 10 innings of work.

Giants pitcher Yusmeiro Petit allows four runs in losing effort
by Brandon Wise |
(1:55 am ET) Giants pitcher Yusmeiro Petit allowed four runs on seven hits in six innings of work in San Francisco's 5-3 loss to the Rockies on Saturday.

Petit didn't have any issues until the fourth, when he allowed three consecutive batters to reach base safely, including an RBI double by Brandon Barnes. Then, he forced a groundout by Daniel Descalso, but that also brought home a run.

In the sixth, Petit surrendered a two-run homer to Descalso. Petit, now 1-1, moved his ERA to 3.86 in 28 innings of work. 

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