Nick Tropeano SP HOU 18 Mins
Tropeano (1-2) took the loss Monday, allowing four runs on five hits and two walks with three strikeouts over 6.2 innings against the Rangers.
In the longest outing of his MLB career thus far, Tropeano pitched into the seventh inning on 101 pitches (67 for strikes). The rookie right-hander is set to start the Astros' final game of the season at the New York Mets on Sunday, according to Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle.
Carl Crawford LF LAD 5 Hrs
Crawford hit his eighth home run of the season Monday in a 1-for-5 effort against the Giants.
Crawford's homer was the lone bright spot for a Dodgers offense that scratched out four hits and none for the final 7.1 innings of the game. The 33-year-old is hitting .414 in September, but will most likely sit versus lefty Madison Bumgarner on Tuesday.
Dan Haren SP LAD 5 Hrs
Haren allowed two runs (one earned) on only one hit with no walks and seven strikeouts in an extra-inning loss Monday to the Giants.
Haren's stellar outing was ruined by poor defense, as the Dodgers committed three errors and could have easily been credited with two more. Aside from a hiccup in Colorado, the riht-hander has been outstanding over his last six starts and sports a 1.89 ERA over that span. Haren will cap of the regular season versus the Rockies this weekend.
Gregor Blanco LF/CF SF 5 Hrs
Blanco was 2-for-7 with a home runs, a double, two RBI and two runs Monday in an extra-inning victory over the Dodgers.
Blanco was in the leadoff spot and should continue to hit there with Angel Pagan on the shelf again. The 30-year-old is slashing .297/.357/.453 in 64 September at-bats.
Hunter Strickland RP SF 5 Hrs
Strickland notched his first career save Monday, striking out two in a perfect 13th inning against the Dodgers.
Giants closer Santiago Casilla was called upon in the 11th inning of a tie game, paving the way for Strickland to finish off the Dodgers. The rookie fireballer isn't in line to earn any more saves going forward, but he's made an impression with his triple-digit fastball and may have a significant bullpen role in 2015.
Santiago Casilla RP SF 5 Hrs
Casilla pitched two perfect frames Monday, picking up the win in an extra-inning game versus the Dodgers.
The Giants went with Casilla in the 11th inning of a tie game, paving the way for rookie Hunter Strickland to earn his first career save. The situation was an oddity in an extra-inning affair. Casilla is still firmly entrenched as the closer.
Jake Peavy SP SF 5 Hrs
Peavy allowed two runs on four hits with a walk and four strikeouts in a no-decision Monday versus the Dodgers.
Peavy continues to be nails for the Giants down the stretch. The veteran is 3-0 with a 1.38 ERA in four September starts. Peavy will face his former Padres club in his final outing of the regular season Saturday.
Jeff Samardzija SP OAK 6 Hrs
Samardzija shut the Angels out for seven innings Monday, allowing five hits while striking out three en route to his seventh win of the season.
Samardzija finally got some run support from the A's offense. The right-hander is now 1-1 in September with a 1.24 ERA over four starts. Samardzija faces Texas on Saturday in his last outing of the regular season.
Rene Rivera C SD 6 Hrs
Rivera went 2-for-4 with an RBI double Monday in a win over the Rockies.
Rivera knocked in the only run of the game in the first inning form the cleanup spot. The 31-year-old notched his third consecutive multi-hit game.
Kevin Quackenbush RP SD 6 Hrs
Quackenbush earned his sixth save of the season Monday, throwing a scoreless ninth inning against the Rockies.
Even with Benoit returning to the Padres staff over the weekend, Quackenbush remains the closer. The 25-year-old has performed well in the ninth inning role and owns a 2.63 ERA with a 1.09 overall in 2014.