National League

Hill flashes '16 form in longest start of season
mlbrealtalk.com

A modified delivery and renewed confidence helped Rich Hill complete his longest outing of the season in the Dodgers’ 4-0 loss to the Angels on Monday night at Dodger Stadium.

102
Like
Save
Dodgers fall to Angels as streak ends at 10
mlbrealtalk.com

Ricky Nolasco, tied for the MLB lead in home runs allowed, kept the homer-happy Dodgers in the park Monday night as the Angels opened the Freeway Series with a 4-0 victory that snapped the Dodgers’ win streak at 10 and home streak at 11.

741
Like
Save
You can Javy it all! Cubs dazzle on D, get W
mlbrealtalk.com

Cubs shortstop Javier Baez showed off his defensive prowess to rob Bryce Harper of a hit to end the third inning, and he added another remarkable running catch in the eighth as Chicago claimed the opener of a four-game series with the Nationals on Monday night, 5-4.

754
Like
Save
Cubs withstand Nats' late rally to win opener
mlbrealtalk.com

Even though the Cubs have hovered around .500 this season, the Nationals are treating this four-game series as a measuring stick against the defending World Series champions. And this scene at Nationals Park is serving as a potential postseason preview, with the National League East winner currently on track to match up with the winner […]

292
Like
Save
Arrieta starts in Cy Young clash vs. Scherzer
mlbrealtalk.com

The past two National League Cy Young Award winners will go head to head when Max Scherzer leads the Nationals against Jake Arrieta and the Cubs at Nationals Park on Tuesday night in the MLB Network Showcase game. It’s the second game of the four-game series, which could be a postseason preview.

686
Like
Save
Rox place Anderson, CarGo on 10-day DL
mlbrealtalk.com

The Rockies placed starting pitcher Tyler Anderson (left knee inflammation) and Carlos Gonzalez (right shoulder strain) on the 10-day disabled list Monday, while also bringing right-hander Jairo Diaz up from Triple-A Albuquerque and reinstating reliever Chad Qualls (lower back spasms) from the DL.

545
Like
Save
Hoffman looks to get back on track vs. Giants
mlbrealtalk.com

Save for his last start, Rockies starter Jeff Hoffman has dazzled since joining the Rockies’ rotation in May. Hoffman faces the struggling Giants for the second time this year Tuesday night and looks to move past the nine runs in 3 2/3 innings he allowed against the D-backs his last time out.

375
Like
Save
Rockies shift Senzatela to bullpen
mlbrealtalk.com

Rookie Rockies right-hander Antonio Senzatela will be moved to the bullpen for the foreseeable future as the organization hopes to monitor his innings.

845
Like
Save
Rockies can't hold back Giants' offense
mlbrealtalk.com

A day after manager Bruce Bochy declared “enough is enough” to a few of the team’s veteran players, the Giants put together a well-rounded game behind starter Jeff Samardzija for a 9-2 win over the Rockies on Monday night. The win snapped San Francisco’s five-game losing streak and gave Colorado its sixth straight loss.

348
Like
Save
Reds can't contain Cardinals' bats in loss
mlbrealtalk.com

His hold on a rotation spot loosening with each subsequent start, Michael Wacha regained that grip on Monday by notching his second quality start in his past seven tries. Supported by an abundance of offense, Wacha covered the first six innings in the Cardinals’ 8-2 rout of the Reds, who stopped by Busch Stadium for […]

767
Like
Save
Bats go quiet as Pivetta struggles in loss
mlbrealtalk.com

It wasn’t one of Zack Greinke’s best outings, but the right-hander managed to allow just one run over five innings as the D-backs beat the Phillies, 6-1, on Monday afternoon to take three of four at Chase Field.

379
Like
Save
Difficult season taking a toll on Phillies
mlbrealtalk.com

It is becoming increasingly difficult to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

887
Like
Save