Though Eickhoff (back) was able to resume throwing off a mound Sunday, he either didn't feel 100 percent during the session or will need to make a rehab start in the minors before getting clearance to rejoin the Phillies. With Eickhoff seemingly out of commission until at least next week, Mark Leiter will receive a second straight nod in his stead after covering six shutout innings in his first MLB start.
Pinto had a tough major league debut in a relief appearance with the Phillies earlier this season, allowing four earned runs on six hits over two innings. Nonetheless, he'll get another shot to prove his worth as he replaces the struggling Edubray Ramos in the bullpen. Pinto, only 23, has a 4.39 ERA over 15 appearances (eight starts) at Triple-A this year and will likely see limited usage in the early going.
As expected, Finnegan is ready to rejoin the Reds' rotation after missing more than two months with a strained shoulder. The 24-year-old looked sharp in his season debut (nine strikeouts across seven scoreless innings) before notching a pair of ineffective starts (three runs and eight walks across three innings) and subsequently landing on the DL, so he'll look to prove his first start of the season wasn't a fluke now that he is finally healthy.
Bonilla was sent back to Louisville to clear room on the roster for Brandon Finnegan (shoulder), who was activated from the disabled list and is scheduled to start Monday's game against the Cardinals. The 27-year-old compiled a 7.59 ERA and 25:17 K:BB through 32 big-league innings this season (eight appearances, four starts). He'll head back to the minors where he'll continue to be developed as a starter.
He ended up with a no-decision in a 2-1 loss to Kannapolis, but Szapucki still put together his best start of the season so far. The 21-year-old lefty got a late start to his campaign due to a shoulder impingement and will need to avoid further arm issues if he's going to realize his massive upside, but he already has three solid to plus pitches with a mid-90s fastball, sharp curve and nasty slider and could move quickly through the Mets' system now that he's healthy.
Eickhoff, who is on the disabled list with an upper-back strain, threw two 15-pitch simulated innings on Sunday. The Phillies will see how he feels Monday before making a determination on whether he will come off the disabled list to start Wednesday against the Mariners.
The Dodgers eventually prevailed 12-6 despite the fact the Rockies got out to an early 5-0 lead, which prevented McCarthy from taking his fourth loss of the season. He had allowed just six runs in his previous 34.1 innings, however, so there's no reason to fade the 33-year-old heading into his next start Saturday against the Padres.
The sophomore wasn't faring too badly in his first start since coming off the disabled list, at least until the third inning when Enrique Hernandez and Cody Bellinger took him yard. Given his poor outing, it's unclear whether Anderson will receive another turn in the rotation or head back to the bullpen, but more information should be made available on that front this week.
Since his last win on May 24 against the Dodgers, Leake has taken four straight losses followed by a pair of no-decisions. He's still comfortable sandwiched in the Cards' rotation behind ace Carlos Martinez and Lance Lynn and ahead of former studs Adam Wainwright and Michael Wacha, but owners sure would love if the former Red could get in the win column a bit more frequently. Leake's next assignment comes Friday at home in a tough matchup versus the Nationals.
Sunday evening's contest marked the fifth straight time Kuhl has lasted exactly five innings. His 59 K's on the season aren't bad, but his 2-6 record, 21 walks and seven home runs allowed across 15 starts (69.1 innings) certainly leave something to be desired. Kuhl is slated to toe the rubber again Saturday at home against the Giants.