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Oscar Gonzalez Cleveland Guardians

Here they are.

It's very surprising if it took pitchers this long to start throwing him sliders off the plate. That's normally the first pitch they throw to a rookie when they get to two strikes.

Alex Patton Alex
Jun 17

It wasn't so much the strikeouts as the pitches -- mostly sliders out of the zone and low, some uncomfortably so, or so they seemed to me using MLB's plate box. Oscar had been holding up on those swings, but Colorado found a spot and pathway.

Will be interesting to watch the Dodgers' pitches to Gonzalez this weekend and whether he adjusts. 

I am missing stats for Oscar.

David Molyneaux NeauxBrainers ()
Jun 17
Triston McKenzie Cleveland Guardians

I did!

I should have mentioned earlier Peter no longer has him in the ADL; I do.

The trade: Mullins for McKenzie and Sewald.

Peter gave me the choice of Sewald and Castillo. Since Sewald got the save the previous day, that's who I picked, and Castillo has gotten all the saves since.

If Sewald continues to be a dud, Triston's going to have to keep on keeping on to keep up with Mullins, who's been on fire.

Peter had the most valuable thing you can have, pitching to spare. I had speed to spare.

Alex Patton Alex
Jun 17
Esteury Ruiz San Diego Padres

Rotoworld:

06.17: Padres OF prospect Esteury Ruiz went 3-for-3 and stole two bases on Thursday for Triple-A El Paso.  (The sensational season continues. Ruiz has now stolen nine bases in as many games since being promoted to Triple-A, and during that time, he's
slashing .514/.614/.914 with four homers in 35 at-bats. On the year,
Ruiz is now hitting .344/.474/.611 with nine homers and an incredible 46
stolen bases over 58 games combined with his time at Double-A Amarillo.)

Alex Patton Alex
Jun 17
Triston McKenzie Cleveland Guardians

He pitched well, so I hope you forgot.  :)

However...

I understand a lot of fly balls means a relatively low BABIP, but geez.

Gary Cruciani Megary
Jun 17
Aaron Ashby Milwaukee Brewers

Rotoworld:

06.17: Aaron Ashby told reporters after Thursday's game that he doesn't feel like he'll miss a start after leaving with forearm tightness. (Ashby
left after 4 1/3 innings with the issues, but Brewers manager Craig
Counsell told reporters that it was precautionary, and believed it had
more to do with fatigue than actual injury.)

Alex Patton Alex
Jun 17
Yadier Molina St. Louis Cardinals

Rotoworld:

06.17: Yadier Molina is expected to miss multiple weeks with a knee injury. (Molina will be placed on the 10-day injured list before Friday's game against
the Red Sox. The 39-year-old has been battling knee soreness, and the
Cardinals are going to give him a chance to recover while recalling top
prospect Ivan Herrera from Triple-A. Herrera is worth consideration in
redraft leagues; particularly in two-catcher leagues. We'll likely see
Molina back around the All-Star break.)

Alex Patton Alex
Jun 17

alert.
Kudos to Michael, who makes his debut 11 years after the Padres made him the 48th overall pick out of high school in Florida. His journey includes 231 minor league games, a detour to the independent leagues, and five stints in Triple-A. https://twitter.com/Phillies/status/1537613814425866244

https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/k/kellymi03.shtml

Howard Lynch LynchMob
Jun 17
Rich Hill Boston Red Sox

Rotoworld:

06.16: Rich Hill was charged with four runs -- three earned -- in 5 1/3 innings Thursday in a loss to the A's. (All
of the runs should have been unearned, but Trevor Story's misplayed
popup that opened the door for a three-run third inning was ruled a
double. The final run came after he left with a man on first and two
outs in the sixth and was unearned as the result of a Rafael Devers
error. Hill walked none and struck out four. He's not going deep into
games at all, but he's pitched better than his 4.42 ERA suggests.)

Alex Patton Alex
Jun 17
Oscar Gonzalez Cleveland Guardians

Rotoworld:

06.16: Oscar Gonzalez went 0-for-4 and struck out three times versus the Rockies on Thursday. (Gonzalez picked a disappointing time to cool off, finishing 1-for-12 in the series at Coors Field. His OPS has dropped from .993 on Saturday to .815
now. With Franmil Reyes due back soon, Gonzalez will be looking at a
reduced role unless he turns it around fast.)

Alex Patton Alex
Jun 17
Shogo Akiyama San Diego Padres

Update: The Chihuahuas made a pair of roster moves before the start of Thursday’s game. The Padres organization released big league veterans in outfielder Shogo Akiyama and left-handed reliever Ian Krol. It is expected that Akiyama will return to his native Japan. The 34-year-old hit .343/.378/.529 in 16 games with El Paso.

Howard Lynch LynchMob
Jun 17
Luis Severino New York Yankees

And just as quickly, he's back on the plane heading to Hogtown. Do the Yankees adjust their rotation this weekend? 

Tim McLeod tlmcleod
Jun 17
Jose Leclerc Texas Rangers

Watch as people fling massive FAAB dollars his way this week.  Pass.

Mike Landau ML-
Jun 17
Ezequiel Duran Texas Rangers

Beau Brieske's great outing spoiled by this.

Yesterday's Biggest Play

Yesterday's Biggest Play

Batter: Ezequiel Duran (TEX)

Pitcher: Gregory Soto (DET)

Situation: Top 9th, 2 out, 0-1 count, Bases Loaded

Score:  DET 1, TEX 0

Triple to RF (Ground Ball)
3 runs scored on the play, and TEX's win probability increased 69% points, to 92%
TEX went on to win the game, 3-1

View the full game Boxscore at Baseball-Reference.com

Alex Patton Alex
Jun 17
Beau Brieske Detroit Tigers
Mike TroutKyle SchwarberBrian ServenBeau BrieskeShohei Ohtani
Mike TroutKyle SchwarberBrian ServenBeau BrieskeShohei Ohtani

Jun 16, 2022 Top Performers

Pitchers:

Beau Brieske (DET): 7.0 IP, 0 ER, 3 H, 2 BB, 6 K, 75 GmSc

Shohei Ohtani (LAA): 6.0 IP, 0 ER, 3 H, 2 BB, 6 K, 70 GmSc

Zack Wheeler (PHI): 7.0 IP, 1 ER, 4 H, 0 BB, 3 K, 68 GmSc

Joe Musgrove (SDP): 7.0 IP, 2 ER, 5 H, 1 BB, 9 K, 67 GmSc

Martin Perez (TEX): 7.0 IP, 1 ER, 8 H, 0 BB, 5 K, 62 GmSc

View All of Yesterday's Pitchers at Baseball-Reference.com

Alex Patton Alex
Jun 17
Brian Serven Colorado Rockies
Mike TroutKyle SchwarberBrian ServenBeau BrieskeShohei Ohtani
Mike TroutKyle SchwarberBrian ServenBeau BrieskeShohei Ohtani

Jun 16, 2022 Top Performers

Batters:

Mike Trout (LAA): 2-4, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 2 R

Kyle Schwarber (PHI): 2-4, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 2 R

Brian Serven (COL): 4-4, 2 R

Mark Canha (NYM): 1-3, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R, 1 SB

Nomar Mazara (SDP): 2-3, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 R

Anthony Rizzo (NYY): 2-4, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 R, 1 SB

Christopher Morel (CHC): 2-4, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 R, 1 SB

Rougned Odor (BAL): 2-3, 2 RBI, 1 R

Connor Joe (COL): 4-5, 1 RBI

Nick Castellanos (PHI): 2-3, 2 RBI, 1 R

View All of Yesterday's Batters at Baseball-Reference.com

Alex Patton Alex
Jun 17
Matt Swarmer Chicago Cubs

Matt Swarmer (P) CHI-N - Jun. 16
https://www.rotowire.com/baseball/player.php?id=17909

Swarmer (1-2) allowed four runs on four hits and five walks while striking out four in 3.2 innings to take the loss in Thursday's game against the Padres.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: After allowing just two earned runs in 12 innings over his first two major-league starts, Swarmer has struggled over his last two outings, giving up 10 runs in 8.2 innings to take back-to-back losses. The 28-year-old had command issues during Thursday's series finale against San Diego, as he threw just 42 of his 86 pitches for strikes.

Alex Patton Alex
Jun 17
Ryan Weber New York Yankees

Ryan Weber (P) NY-A - Jun. 16
https://www.rotowire.com/baseball/player.php?id=14046

Weber was designated for assignment by the Yankees on Thursday.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: The right-hander's contract was selected from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Thursday after Luis Severino (illness) was scratched from his scheduled start. Weber was relatively effective as a bulk reliever during Thursday's game against the Rays, as he allowed a run on two hits and no walks while striking out one in 3.2 innings. However, he'll lose his spot on the 40-man roster after Severino was reinstated from the COVID-19 injured list following Thursday's matchup.

Alex Patton Alex
Jun 17
Taylor Ward Los Angeles Angels

Taylor Ward (OF) ANA - Jun. 16
https://www.rotowire.com/baseball/player.php?id=13858

Ward went 3-for-5 with two runs scored in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Mariners.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: All three of Ward's hits were singles, and that served well to set the table for both of Mike Trout's home runs in the contest. This snapped Ward's 0-for-8 skid at the plate in two games since he returned from the injured list. The 28-year-old outfielder is up to a .324/.427/.607 slash line with 10 home runs, 26 RBI, 32 runs scored and a stolen base across 171 plate appearances.

Alex Patton Alex
Jun 17
Jose Leclerc Texas Rangers

Jose Leclerc (P) TEX - Jun. 16
https://www.rotowire.com/baseball/player.php?id=14106

Leclerc (elbow) was reinstated from the 60-day injured list Thursday.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: Leclerc missed most of the 2020 season due to a shoulder issue and underwent Tommy John surgery in March of 2021 that has kept him sidelined since then. However, the right-hander began a rehab assignment in late May and posted a 5.00 ERA, 11:5 K:BB and 1.56 WHIP in nine innings over nine appearances between the Double-A and Triple-A clubs.

Alex Patton Alex
Jun 17

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