Mookie BettsCF/RF BOS 2 hours ago
Betts (knee) returned to the lineup Monday night after missing two games and went 0-for-5 in a 4-2 loss to the TIgers.
Betts had experienced soreness in his right knee, which was drained over the weekend. The outfielder said he feels fine while manager John Farrell said the team will continue to monitor Betts' knee, according to Tim Britton of the Providence Journal.
15DAndres BlancoIF/DH PHI 3 hours ago
Blanco will have a pin inserted into his broken left index finger during surgery on Wednesday, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia reports.
Blanco, who was placed on the disabled list Monday, suffered the injury making a tag play at third base Sunday. He is expected to miss at least six weeks. Taylor Featherston was called up to assume Blanco's utility role with the Phillies.
Eugenio SuarezSS/3B CIN 6 hours ago
Suarez homered as part of a 2-for-4 game with two runs scored and two RBI in Monday's win over San Francisco.
Suarez is hitting a ridiculous .375/.423/.708 with two homers, two doubles and four RBI over his past seven games. With 17 home runs, he now ranks 12th among qualified third basemen in homers, but unfortunately, power has been his only bright spot this season. His batting line sits at an underwhelming .234/.301/.414.
Anthony DeSclafaniSP CIN 6 hours ago
DeSclafani (6-0) allowed five runs on six hits and two walks with six strikeouts but still picked up the win Monday over the Giants.
This was DeSclafani's first real cheap win, as he had thrown six consecutive quality starts entering Monday night. He was hurt by a pair of home runs, the first time all season he has allowed multiple homers in a start. DeSclafani still owns a solid 3.09 ERA supported by a slick 46:11 K:BB.
Jake PeavySP SF 6 hours ago
Peavy (5-9) allowed six runs on four hits and two walks with five strikeouts over five innings in a loss Monday to the Reds.
Peavy may have given up just four hits, but three of them were home runs, and that was enough to sink him. He has now allowed five homers in his past two starts and has allowed multiple home runs four times this season. With his fastball averaging a career low 88.8 mph, Peavy's margin for error is as low as it has ever been, and when he's missing in the zone, disaster will strike.
Brandon Belt1B SF 6 hours ago
Belt homered and knocked in two runs in a 3-for-4 game Monday against the Reds.
Belt was dropped to sixth in the lineup Monday and responded in resounding fashion. He had been in a horrendous slump, with just a .223/.310/.348 line and zero home runs since his last blast June 19 against the Rays. If he can come up with a few more nights like these in the near future, expect him to rise back to his old spot in the heart of the Giants' order.
Adrian Beltre3B TEX 6 hours ago
Beltre hammered a pair of home runs, including a walk-off two-run shot, in a 4-for-5 game with three runs scored and three RBI in Monday's win over Texas.
Beltre is on fire of late, with four multi-hit games in his past five. His power has been particularly impressive -- he now has two doubles, a triple and three home runs in those five games, good for an even 1.000 slugging percentage in 23 at-bats. Beltre now has 16 home runs on the season, ranking him 13th among qualified third basemen.
Martin PerezSP TEX 7 hours ago
Perez allowed five runs on nine hits and a walk with three strikeouts over six innings in a no-decision Monday against Oakland.
Perez had lost three straight games entering Monday night and has now surrendered at least five runs in each of his past four starts. He has just six strikeouts in 21.2 innings over that span and has allowed a ridiculous 34 hits. He isn't fooling anybody right now, and he's going to have to figure out how to miss a bat before he can turn things around.
Ryan MadsonRP OAK 7 hours ago
Madson (3-4) allowed a two-run homer to Adrian Beltre to blow his sixth save in Monday's loss to the Rangers.
Madson has now blown three saves in July and is just 21-for-27 in save chances this season. The home run allowed was his seventh of the season, tying his highest mark since moving to the bullpen full-time in 2007. His 3.77 ERA would be his worst mark in that span, and at this point we have to wonder just how long his leash is.
Daniel MengdenSP OAK 7 hours ago
Mengden allowed four runs on seven hits and three walks with five strikeouts over 4.2 innings in a no-decision Monday against the Rangers.
Mengden has now failed to complete five innings in three of his past four starts. His ERA has jumped from 3.48 to 5.73 over this rough stretch, in which he has allowed 19 runs in just 17.2 innings. He owns a brutal 18:13 K:BB in that stretch, and he needs to rein in his control if he wants any chance of turning things around.