Ryon Healy 3B OAK 3 hours ago
Healy was 1-for-4 on Friday night and hit his 13th homer on the season.
Healy provided all the A's offense Friday as his homer accounted for the only run. Healy has been a bright spot for the A's since his call-up in July, hitting .312 with an .883 OPS over 260 at-bats. His performance has certainly earned him an every day job for the 2017 Athletics and he could be a nice under the radar corner bat later in drafts.
Jedd Gyorko IF STL 3 hours ago
Gyorko went 1-for-3 with a solo homer in a 7-0 victory over the Pirates on Friday.
The infielder actually had the only hit off Pirates star rookie pitcher Tyler Glasnow. Bombs on back-to-back days entering the weekend has put Gyorko one shy of the 30-home run mark. He has hit 21 of those homers since the All-Star break. In addition to the bombs, Gyorko is hitting .239 with 57 RBI and 55 runs in 393 at-bats.
Tyler Glasnow P PIT 3 hours ago
Glasnow (0-2) suffered another loss but looked a lot better in his final appearance of 2016. He allowed just one run on a solo homer, struck out four and walked four over five innings Friday.
His control is still a concern, as he also hit a batter and threw a wild pitch Friday, but his stuff is obviously electric. Glasnow struck out 24 hitters in 23.1 MLB innings this season, and against the Cardinals on Friday, he induced 12 swing-and misses. But in order to be a regular starter for Pittsburgh next season, Glasnow will have to improve that control and get better at holding on runners. Although St. Louis didn't attempt any steals Friday, that's been a problem for the rookie in the past.
Carlos Martinez SP STL 3 hours ago
Martinez (16-9) threw seven shutout innings, striking out nine and allowing just five hits and one walk in a victory over the Pirates that keeps the Cardinals Wild Card hopes alive.
If only he could face Pittsburgh all the time, In four starts against the Pirates this season, Martinez posted a 1.75 ERA. After struggling to finish hitters early in the year, Martinez struck out 101 batters in his final 100 innings after June. He ends the regular season with a 3.04 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 174 strikeouts in 195.1 innings.
Brad Peacock SP HOU 3 hours ago
Peacock (0-1) allowed seven runs (five earned) on five hits, struck out five and walked four over 4.2 innings in a loss to the Angels on Friday.
The 28-year-old was on a solid run before Friday, having recorded a 2.21 ERA and 0.80 WHIP in his last three outings, but it only led to three no-decisions. On Friday, things completely blew up for him, as he walked four batters, allowed a homer and only induced six swing-and-misses. Peacock ends the year with a 3.69 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 28 strikeouts versus 14 walks in 31.2 innings.
Daniel Wright SP LAA 3 hours ago
Wright (1-3) allowed just one run on six hits, struck out five and didn't walk a batter over six innings to win his first career MLB game Friday against the Astros.
He threw a quality start in his last outing, but no run support led to a loss. This time, the Angels spotted him seven runs, and Wright induced eight groundball outs and 12 swing-and-misses, leading to five strikeouts. Wright made nine appearances, including seven starts with Los Angeles and Cincinnati this season. He went 1-5 with a 6.13 ERA, 1.64 WHIP and 21 strikeouts in 39.2 innings.
Paul Goldschmidt 1B ARI 4 hours ago
Goldschmidt went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in the 5-3 victory over the Padres on Friday.
It's been an off-year by Goldschmidt's standards, but he still has a shot at some decent numbers. After Friday's bomb, he is one home run away from 25, and he remains one steal shy of 30. He also has 95 RBI and a .298 average. He could really make that line look a lot nicer with two great games this weekend.
Edwin Jackson P SD 4 hours ago
Jackson (5-7) struck out five but he tossed up a pair of bombs and yielded five runs in five innings and took the loss against the Diamondbacks on Friday.
He truly had some incredible performances down the stretch, throwing seven shutout frames in Pittsburgh and then striking out 11 over seven scoreless innings against Boston, but that was usually cancelled out with some absolutely horrible outings like Friday's. Jackson actually was able to induce 17 swing-and-misses against Arizona, but the two homers, including the eventual game-winner in the sixth, cost him. He yielded five home runs in his final 16.1 innings this season. Jackson finishes the year with a 5.89 ERA, 1.58 WHIP and 61 strikeouts versus 41 walks in 84.0 innings.
Braden Shipley SP ARI 4 hours ago
Shipley allowed three runs on seven hits, struck out three and walked two in a no-decision against the Padres on Friday.
The Diamondbacks spotted him a three-run lead, but a three-run fourth inning cost Shipley the victory, as he couldn't stick around long enough to watch Arizona retake the lead in the sixth. The right-hander pitched better the final few weeks of the season, but he still didn't win any of his final three outings and finishes the year with a 5.27 ERA. He was also 4-5 with a 1.54 WHIP, .293 batting average against and 43 strikeouts versus 28 walks in 70 innings.
Yordano Ventura SP KC 4 hours ago
Ventura (11-12) allowed four runs on six hits, struck out eight and walked three over six innings in a loss to the Indians on Friday.
The right-hander pitched a complete game on Sept. 19, but he wasn't sharp in his final two outings after that. He allowed seven runs and 16 hits over his final 10 innings this season. Ventura finishes the year with a 4.45 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 144 strikeouts in 186.0 innings. After 156 punchouts in fewer frames last season, it's quite disappointing Ventura didn't induce more swing-and-misses in 2016.