The Blue Jays scored 11 runs last night, and Jose Bautista and Adam Lind had one hit and zero RBIs between them. But, outfielder Travis Snider had a big game going 3-5 with a HR, 2 runs and 5 RBIs. For the season, he is hitting just .229-.300-.367 with 2 HRs and 20 RBIs. Since his callup, he is 9-22 with a HR, 4 runs and 8 RBIs.
Blue Jays outfielder Rajai Davis went 3-4 with 2 runs 2 SBs and 4 RBIs last night. For the season, he is hitting just .243-.268-.365 with 24 SBs in 33 attempts this season.
Braves outfielder Martin Prado went 2-3 in his latest rehab game yesterday and played third base. With the news that Chipper Jones admitted that he needs surgery on his knee, it appears Prado will be seeing plenty of time at third base in the very near future.
More Roundup after the jump:
Red Sox starter Josh Beckett gave up 3 runs on 7 hits, 2 walks and 3 strikeouts in 5 innings last night to win his 8th game of the season. But, he had to leave the game with a slightly hyper-extended left knee. The Red Sox starting rotation has been decimated with injuries to Daisuke Matsuzaka, Clay Buchholz, Jon Lester and now Beckett. Red Sox fans and fantasy owners hope that this injury is not serious.
Marlins shortstop Hanley Ramirez must really like new manager Jack McKeon, or batting cleanup or both. He went 3-3 with a HR, a walk and 3 RBIs last night and has hit in 9 of his last 10 games, going 16-36 with 4 HRs, 14 RBIs and 10 runs scored in those 10 games. He has raised his BA from .216 to .246 in his last 10 games as well.
Rangers first baseman Mike Napoli went 3-4 with a HR, 2 doubles, 2 runs and 4 RBIs last night, and is hitting .237-.350-.539 with 12 HRs, 33 RBIs and an excellent 38-25 K/BB rate this season. He is on pace to hit 22 HRs and drive in 59 runs this season. Not bad for a catcher eligible hitter.
Off topic: how long before Giants closer Brian Wilson shaves the beard. The novelty has worn off for me at this point, and he has blown a few saves of late, and gave up a HR to Scott Hairston in the 9th inning of a 2-2 tie last night. Is Sergio Romo the backup closer in San Fran now?
And then there is this from Andrew Baggarly of the San Francisco Chronicle after last night's game:
Want to know what left the ballpark faster than Brian Wilson’s 3-2 cutter to Scott Hairston in the ninth inning? Well … Wilson. He dressed quickly and made a hasty exit before reporters were allowed to enter. That might not be a big deal to you, but it’s a red flag among those of us in the media. Accountability is part of being a professional, no matter your job description.
Want to know what left the ballpark faster than Brian Wilson’s 3-2 cutter to Scott Hairston in the ninth inning?
Well … Wilson. He dressed quickly and made a hasty exit before reporters were allowed to enter. That might not be a big deal to you, but it’s a red flag among those of us in the media. Accountability is part of being a professional, no matter your job description.
Angels outfield prospect Mike Trout was called up yesterday and went 0-3 in his first major league game. He batted 9th in the Angels lineup and I wonder how much playing time he will get assuming Peter Bourjos does not land on the DL, especially after manager Mike Scioscia stated that Bourjos is his centerfielder.
Is it time for the Red to make a move at closer after another blow up by closer Francisco Cordero last night? Cordero gave up 3 runs on 3 hit and 2 walks in 2/3rds of an inning. It appears Nick Masset would be next in line to close in Cincinnati.
Brewers second baseman Rickie Weeks is having another solid, injiury-free season this year. He went 2-5 with a HR, 2 runs and 2 RBIs last night, and is hitting .276-.346-.486 with 17 HRs, 39 RBIs, 64 runs and 7 SBs. I thought Weeks would be running a lot more this season, and projected him to go 20-20 this season. It appears he will hit 20+ HRs, but I am not sure he will steal 20 bases at this point. He is on pace to go 31-70-115-13 this season.
Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols came back from his broken forearm about 3-4 weeks early and I stated that I thought he would not hit for power right away. It's been only 3 games, but he has only 1 hit in 12 at bats. I will watch this to see how he fares going forward.