David Dahl OF COL 11 hours ago
Dahl went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's 4-3 loss to the Dodgers.
Dahl delivered a go-ahead homer in the top of the ninth, only to watch Adam Ottavino blow the save in the bottom half of the frame. The long ball was Dahl's seventh of the season but first since Sept. 7. The 22-year-old has cooled off from his hot start, batting .274 with four extra-base hits and six RBI in September. He still holds a strong .315/.357/.500 batting line in 200 at-bats this year.
DTDEduardo Nunez SS/3B/DH SF 11 hours ago
Nunez (strained right hamstring) will get a MRI on Monday and would not rule out returning Tuesday against the Rockies, the San Jose Mercury News' Andrew Baggarly reports.
The Giants are off Monday, so if Nunez returned Tuesday that would mean the hamstring strain didn't cost him any time. He doesn't believe the injury is serious, so it certainly sounds like a return before the end of the season is possible. Nunez suffered the injury while stealing his 40th base of the season Sunday.
Corey Seager SS LAD 11 hours ago
Seager went 3-for-5 with a triple, a home run and two RBI in Sunday's 4-3 win over the Rockies.
The Dodgers were down to their last out when Seager, who'd tied the game with a run-scoring triple in his previous at-bat, smacked a game-tying homer off Adam Ottavino to send the game to extra innings. The long ball was his 26th of the year but first since Sept. 10. Seager finished the day a double short of the cycle, snapping an 0-for-13 skid at the plate and raising his slash line to .313/.371/.523.
Brandon McCarthy SP LAD 11 hours ago
McCarthy took a no-decision after allowing two runs on four hits and one walk with six strikeouts in 5.1 innings during Sunday's 4-3 win over the Rockies.
McCarthy filled in for Rich Hill, who was scratched due to concerns over his recurring blister issue, and kept Colorado at bay in his first start since August 13. McCarthy was inconsistent prior to going on the DL with right hip stiffness, flashing a 9.9 K/9 rate but also struggling with his command (6.2 BB/9) over 34.2 innings. He was sharp in his return, however, throwing 57 of his 79 pitches for strikes. The date of his next start is uncertain.
Tyler Anderson SP COL 11 hours ago
Anderson took a no-decision after allowing two runs on 10 hits and two walks with one strikeout in 6.1 innings during Sunday's 4-3 loss to the Dodgers.
Anderson notched his second straight quality start, but it wasn't pretty as he allowed double-digit hits for the first time in his career. He's now allowed 27 hits in 17.2 innings over his last three starts and appears to be fading a bit as he approaches the end of his rookie year. After going winless in four September starts, the 26-year-old southpaw will look to close out the season on a high note against the Brewers on Saturday at Coors Field, where he has a 3.00 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 3.78 K/BB in 12 starts this year.
DTDEduardo Nunez SS/3B/DH SF 12 hours ago
Nunez left Sunday's game with a right hamstring strain.
He went 2-for-4 with a run and a stolen base, his 40th of the season, but suffered the hamstring injury while swiping that base in the seventh inning. Conor Gillaspie figures to get the bulk of the work at third base while Nunez is sidelined, which could consist of the remainder of the regular season.
Ryon Healy 3B OAK 12 hours ago
Healy went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer in Sunday's 7-1 win over the Rangers.
Healy chased Colby Lewis from the game in the second inning with his 12th home run of the year. He also added a pair of singles to his stat line, snapping a 1-for-16 slide at the plate. Six of the 24-year-old rookie's home runs have come during September, helping raise his slash line to a robust .303/.336/.519 in 66 games this year.
Adrian Beltre 3B/DH TEX 12 hours ago
Beltre went 2-for-3 with a solo home run in Sunday's 7-1 loss to the A's.
Beltre contributed his team's only run with his seventh-inning solo shot -- his 32nd of the year. The bulk of his power production has come during the second half, as he had just 12 home runs prior to the All-Star break. The 37-year-old now has 101 RBI to go along with a .300/.359/.523 batting line.
Colby Lewis SP TEX 12 hours ago
Lewis (6-4) lost after allowing seven runs on seven hits and one walk with no strikeouts in 1.1 innings during Sunday's 7-1 loss to the A's.
After starting off with a scoreless first inning, Lewis went off the rails in the second, exiting after Ryon Healy's two-run homer made it 7-0 Oakland. Lewis has now lost all three of his starts since coming off the disabled list earlier this month, and appears to still be shaking off some rust after missing more than two months. Sunday's outing raised his ERA from 3.40 to 3.93 and was the first time in 18 starts this year that he failed to complete five innings. He'll look to bounce back Saturday against the Rays at home.
Jharel Cotton SP OAK 12 hours ago
Cotton (2-0) tossed seven innings of one-run ball in Sunday's 7-1 win over the Rangers, allowing three hits and no walks while striking out five.
Cotton cruised after Oakland spotted him seven runs in the second, keeping Texas off the board until Adrian Beltre homered with two outs in the seventh. He probably could have gone the distance, but manager Bob Melvin played it safe with the big lead and took him out after only 70 pitches. The 24-year-old has been exceptional over his first four major league starts, allowing one run in each while issuing only three walks. He doesn't have overpowering stuff, as evidenced by his 5.8 K/9, but he's compensated by limiting mistakes and allowing just 5.0 H/9. He'll look to to maintain his recent success in Saturday's road start against the Mariners.