Bud NorrisP ATL 6 hours ago
Norris (3-7) tossed seven scoreless innings Sunday, scattering four hits and striking out eight, to pick up the win in a 5-2 victory over the Mets.
It was easily his best start of the season and it can't just be chalked up to facing a struggling Mets' squad, as Norris generated a solid 17 swinging strikes in his 88 pitches. He's now got a 2.15 ERA and 29:8 K:BB in 29.1 innings over five starts since returning to the rotation, which might just be good enough to get him traded to a team in desperate need of pitching help. Assuming he's still in a Braves uniform though, he'll next take the mound Friday at home against the Marlins.
Wilmer Flores2B/SS/3B NYM 6 hours ago
Flores went 2-for-4 with an RBI in Sunday's loss to the Braves.
He's put together a solid month of June since taking over as the Mets' starting third baseman, hitting .308 (20-for-65) with two homers and 10 RBI. Flores is still only 24, so he may have just been scratching the surface of his potential with his 16-HR campaign in 2015.
Bartolo ColonSP NYM 6 hours ago
Colon (6-4) gave up only one run on six hits and a walk over seven innings Sunday, striking out two, but still took the loss against the Braves.
The Mets mustered only four meager hits off Bud Norris over his seven innings, dooming Colon to a loss despite his best efforts. The big man now has a 2.86 ERA and nine quality starts in 16 outings on the season, but will have a tough test Friday at home against the Cubs.
Jonathan Schoop2B BAL 6 hours ago
Schoop went 3-for-5 with a solo shot, his 13th home run of the season, in Sunday's win over the Rays.
He's working on a nine-game hitting streak, during which he's batting .474 (18-for-38) with three homers, six RBI and an impressive 13 runs scored. Schoop's now hitting .292/.322/.502 on the season and could top his previous career high of 45 RBI before the All-Star break.
Mark Trumbo1B/LF/RF/DH BAL 6 hours ago
Trumbo went 2-for-5 with his 22nd home run of the season and three RBI in Sunday's win over the Rays.
He's been amazingly consistent in the power department this year, slugging six homers in April and nine in May before tacking on seven so far in June. Trumbo's already matched his HR total from 2015, and seems all but certain to top his previous career high of 34 set back in 2013 with the Angels.
Chris Davis1B/RF/DH BAL 6 hours ago
Davis went 2-for-4 with a walk, two runs scored and a grand slam in Sunday's 12-5 win over the Rays.
The homer was his second in as many days, eighth in June and 18th of the year. Davis' home runs tend to come in bunches, so he could be set for a big finish to what's already been his best month of the season.
Manny MachadoSS/3B BAL 6 hours ago
Machado went 3-for-5 with a double, three runs scored and an RBI in Sunday's 12-5 blowout over the Rays.
Each of the first six hitters in the O's lineup collected at least two hits, one run and one RBI, and as usual Machado was right in the thick of the action. He's now banged out eight hits in four games since returning from his suspension, pushing his slash line on the season to .325/.384/.609.
Joey RickardOF BAL 6 hours ago
Rickard went 2-for-5 with a double, two runs scored and an RBI in Sunday's 12-5 rout of the Rays.
His playing time has dwindled in June as Hyun Soo KIm has assumed a larger role but Rickard is still producing when he gets into the lineup, hitting .341 (15-for-44) on the month with nine runs.
Adam JonesCF BAL 6 hours ago
Jones went 4-for-4 with a walk, a double, two runs scored and an RBI in Sunday's 12-5 rout of the Rays.
It took a while, but the real Adam Jones seems to have finally shown up this season. Over the course of his current eight-game hitting streak he's batting .429 (15-for-35) with two home runs, eight RBI and 10 runs scored.
Dylan BundyP BAL 6 hours ago
Bundy gave up two hits over three scoreless innings Sunday, striking out four, in a win over the Rays.
He threw 57 pitches in his longest outing so far this season, and with a number of weak spots in their rotation the Orioles may be gradually stretching Bundy out with an eye towards moving him into a starting spot. His 1.50 ERA and 13:1 K:BB in 12 innings over five June appearances also gives Baltimore a strong incentive to put him in a more prominent role.