Martín Pérez SP TEX 7 minutes ago
Perez (2-2) got the win Sunday, allowing two runs on seven hits and a walk while striking out four over six innings against the Mariners.
The quality start was a welcome sign for the lefty, as he'd been tagged for 16 runs (15 earned) on 19 hits in just seven total innings in his past two starts. He did allow seven hits and also hit a batter, but for the most part Perez was able to work out of trouble, including escaping a bases loaded, no out jam in the second inning without yielding a run. Still, he hasn't struck out more than four in any of his starts and sports a 9.82 ERA, so it'll be tough to trust him when he takes the hill next time out Saturday in Toronto.
Kenley Jansen RP LAD 9 minutes ago
Jansen picked up his third save of the season, allowing two hits and striking out two in a scoreless inning Sunday against the Nationals.
Jansen blew a save opportunity Tuesday against the Padres, but he's bounced back with two scoreless appearances since. After two blown saves early in the season, the 30-year-old closer will look to put his struggles behind him and build off his recent performance after slamming the door Sunday. He currently owns a 6.23 ERA and 1.62 WHIP across 8.2 innings.
Ichiro Suzuki OF SEA 12 minutes ago
Suzuki went 2-for-3 with a pair of walks in Sunday's loss to the Rangers.
It was Suzuki's first start in five games, as he's transitioned to a reserve role with the return of Ben Gamel. Not that he was ever much of a power hitter, but at this point the 44-year-old has become purely a singles hitter -- all of his hits this year have been one-baggers.
Mitch Haniger RF SEA 18 minutes ago
Haniger went 3-for-5 with a home run and three RBI in Sunday's loss to the Rangers.
Haniger also singled and doubled, finishing just a triple shy of the cycle. The 27-year-old had himself a terrific series against Texas, going 7-for-12 with three homers, three doubles and seven RBI over the weekend set. It's been a scorching start through 20 games, as Haniger already has 22 RBI -- good for second most in the AL -- to go along with a .314/.390/.525 slash line.
Michael Taylor CF WSH 20 minutes ago
Taylor went 2-for-3 with a double, a home run, one RBI and one walk Sunday in the loss to the Dodgers.
Taylor belted his first home run of the season in the fourth inning to put his team on top, but it wasn't enough as Washington ended up falling 4-3. The 27-year-old center fielder is slashing a disappointing .224/.280/.329 through 22 games. Taylor will look to make consistent contact moving forward (28 strikeouts in 76 at-bats) as the Nationals match up with the Diamondbacks on Monday.
Erasmo Ramírez P SEA 21 minutes ago
Ramirez (0-1) took the loss Sunday, yielding five runs on five hits and a walk while striking out just one over 4.2 innings against the Rangers.
After missing the opening three weeks with a lat strain suffered at the beginning of the spring, Ramriez's season debut didn't exactly go according to plan. The righty induced just three swings and misses and was taken deep twice. He'll look to turn in a better outing his next time out Friday against a Cleveland team that currently ranks just outside the bottom five in the league in scoring.
Alex Wood SP LAD 22 minutes ago
Wood allowed two runs on six hits and one walk while striking out four across six innings Sunday. He didn't factor into the decision in a 4-3 win over the Nationals.
Wood is still searching for his first win on the year, despite a decent 3.72 ERA and 0.83 WHIP through five starts. He allowed three runs Sunday against the Nationals and was on the hook for the loss until the Dodgers responded with a three-run sixth inning. The 27-year-old left-hander is coming off season in which he went 16-3 with a 2.72 ERA, so he'll look to get back to his 2017 self in his next start, which figures to come Saturday against the Giants.
Jeremy Hellickson SP WSH 25 minutes ago
Hellickson didn't factor into the decision Sunday against the Dodgers, allowing three runs on three hits and two walks while striking out five across 5.1 innings.
Hellickson tossed five scoreless innings to start the game, but gave up three runs in the sixth before ultimately being pulled. Through two starts, he's accrued a 4.50 ERA and 1.30 WHIP across 10 innings. Hellickson will continue to search for his first win of the season in his next outing, which should come Saturday against the Diamondbacks.
Yasmani Grandal C LAD 28 minutes ago
Grandal went 1-for-3 with a double, two RBI, a walk and a run scored in Sunday's 4-3 over the Nationals.
Grandal has a hit in each of his last 11 games after delivering a two-RBI double in the sixth inning Sunday. He continues to be red hot at the plate, slashing .349/.446/.587 with three home runs and 16 RBI through 17 games. It's unlikely that Grandal will continue to hit at this pace, but a struggling Dodgers team will continue to ride his production for the time being.
German Marquez SP COL 33 minutes ago
Marquez (1-2) allowed six earned runs on eight hits while walking one and striking out five across 3.1 innings to take the loss Sunday against the Cubs.
Though he didn't allow many big hits, the Cubs were consistently able to string together singles against Marquez with the result being his ugly line. Though he hadn't had big splits pitching at Coors Field versus on the road in the past, he has been rocked for 13 earned runs in 11 innings pitched at home to begin the campaign. That comes in comparison to his road outings in which he has allowed just two earned runs across 11 innings. He strikes out enough batters to be an under the radar streaming option on the road, but he cannot be trusted in home starts.