Norris (illness) to make another rehab start
Bud Norris | BAL
(May 24, 2015 8:53 AM EDT)
Bud Norris (illness) will make another rehab start with Double-A Bowie on Wednesday.
He had been scheduled for just one rehab outing, but plans changed after Norris was drilled for nine runs on 12 hits over 2 2/3 innings for Triple-A Norfolk on Friday. As well as Mike Wright has pitched, Norris might not have a rotation spot waiting for him when he returns.
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David Hale optioned to Triple-A
David Hale | COL
(May 24, 2015 8:37 AM EDT)
Rockies optioned RHP David Hale to Triple-A Albuquerque.
Hale pitched well in a spot start Saturday, allowing two earned runs over 6 2/3 innings. That could earn him another shot when the Rockies need another starter.
Preston Guilmet recalled from Triple-A
Preston Guilmet | TB
(May 24, 2015 8:33 AM EDT)
Rays recalled RHP Preston Guilmet from Triple-A Durham.
Guilmet was claimed off waivers earlier this month. The 27-year-old has posted a 2.04 ERA across 17 2/3 innings in Triple-A this season.
Yan Gomes (knee) activated from disabled list
Yan Gomes | CLE
(May 24, 2015 8:29 AM EDT)
Indians activated C Yan Gomes from the 15-day disabled list.
Gomes wound up missing six weeks out of a projected 6-8 week timetable after he went down with a right MCL sprain. The Indians will not let him catch back-to-back games initially, so Roberto Perez will still see a decent amount of time behind the plate over the next couple weeks.
John Axford collects sixth save of the season
John Axford | COL
(May 24, 2015 1:59 AM EDT)
John Axford collected his sixth save of the year Saturday as the Rockies beat the Giants 5-3 in the second half of a doubleheader at Coors Field.
Axford gave up a leadoff single to Gregor Blanco, but that's all the damage the Giants could muster down two in the ninth. Axford has been pretty steady all season and is now running away with the Rockies' ninth-inning gig. He's obviously a must-own in all standard fantasy leagues, even as the closer on a bad Colorado team.
Petit allows four runs over six innings
Yusmeiro Petit | SF
(May 24, 2015 1:56 AM EDT)
Yusmeiro Petit allowed four earned runs over six innings Saturday as the Giants dropped the second half of a doubleheader against the Rockies.
Petit hadn't gone more than three innings in any appearance this season as the Giants' most-trusted long reliever, so that he was able to make it through six (on just 81 pitches) was a big help to the Giants' pitching staff as a whole. But the Colorado offense got to him for two runs in the fourth and two more in the sixth to split the doubleheader. Petit will head back to the bullpen now.
Rizzo drives in six as Cubs top Diamondbacks
Anthony Rizzo | CHC
(May 24, 2015 1:33 AM EDT)
Anthony Rizzo finished 2-for-5 with a home run and six RBI in the Cubs' 9-6 defeat of the Diamondbacks on Saturday night in Arizona.
Rizzo slugged a go-ahead three-run bases-clearing double in the top of the fifth inning off Diamondbacks starter Rubby De La Rosa and then gave the Cubs the lead for good with a three-run homer off Enrique Burgos in the top of the ninth. The six RBI tied his career-high. Rizzo is batting .322/.444/.586 with nine home runs, 29 RBI, and 27 runs scored in 42 games this season. He also has nine stolen bases as a cherry on top for fantasy owners.
Rubby De La Rosa allows four runs to Cubs
Rubby De La Rosa | ARZ
(May 24, 2015 1:29 AM EDT)
Rubby De La Rosa allowed four earned runs over six innings Saturday in the Diamondbacks' loss to the Cubs.
De La Rosa appeared headed for another good outing before the top of the fifth inning, when he hit Kris Bryant with the bases loaded and then Anthony Rizzo followed with a bases-clearing three-run double. De La Rosa yielded just four hits in all and struck out eight. The 26-year-old right-hander has emerged as a solid mixed-league starter and has a favorable matchup next week in Milwaukee.
Bolsinger holds Padres to one hit over eight
Mike Bolsinger | LA
(May 24, 2015 12:32 AM EDT)
Mike Bolsinger delivered eight shutout innings Saturday in the Dodgers' 2-0 win over the Padres.
Bolsinger was absolutely terrific, yielding only one hit while striking out eight against a plenty-good Padres lineup. He did not walk a batter. The 27-year-old has posted tremendous numbers this season between Triple-A Oklahoma City and Los Angeles, and he's worth a shot in mixed fantasy leagues while the fire is lit. Some regression is probably coming. A road date with the Cardinals is next.
Kennedy allows two runs in loss to Dodgers
Ian Kennedy | SD
(May 24, 2015 12:27 AM EDT)
Ian Kennedy allowed two earned runs over six innings Saturday in a loss to the Dodgers.
Joc Pederson slugged a solo shot off Kennedy in the bottom of the first and then Justin Turner smacked an RBI double in the bottom of the sixth. Kennedy was otherwise sharp, yielding only six total hits and zero walks while striking out six Los Angeles hitters. The 30-year-old will carry a 2-4 record, 6.11 ERA, and 1.39 WHIP into his next start at home against the Pirates. He's been very inconsistent this season, but better results should be coming.