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Edubray Ramos (R) Headshot

Ramos was tagged with his sixth loss of the season Wednesday after allowing two runs on a walk and one hit in one-third of an inning.

Ramos has had a tough month of June, allowing nine runs on 10 hits over 7.2 innings while striking out 10 and walking seven. Walks have been a major issue all season, as evidenced by his 6.0 BB/9 which is more than double his ratio from last season. It wouldn't be surprising to see Ramos sent back to the minors for a stint to try to get him back on track given his struggles.
7:08 am (EST)
Alex Bregman (R) Headshot

Bregman has seen the highest percentage of sliders of any player this season, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

All young hitters go through a period of adjustment, as opponents develop a book on them. Bregman is trying to be more patient and drive balls to right-center field gap. Returns on his adjustments have been on display during the current series in Oakland. The 23-year-old third baseman is 5-for-9 with four doubles and three walks, improving his seasonal line to .256/.338/.415 over 267 plate appearances.
7:00 am (EST)
Héctor Neris (R) Headshot

Neris allowed a solo home run to Tommy Pham and blew his third save of the season in Wednesday's 7-6 loss to the Cardinals.

This was Neris' second blown save in his last three games. His ratios are solid overall, but he's not quite as dominant as last season when he had an 11.4 K/9. Manager Pete Mackanin could consider going with Pat Neshek to close given Neris' struggles of late.
5:56 am (EST)
Luis Torrens (R) Headshot

Torrens started in place of the injured Austin Hedges (thigh) on Wednesday, going 1-for-3 with a walk and an RBI in a win over the Cubs.

The Rule 5 draft pick was pushed into action and delivered just his second RBI in 69 plate appearances. Hedges wasn't expected to be held out long after leaving Tuesday's contest with an injury, but the club opted to give their starting catcher an extra day of rest with an off day scheduled Thursday. While he is expected to return to action Friday against the Tigers, Torrens could earn another start if Hedges isn't fully healed.
5:46 am (EST)
José Pirela (R) Headshot

Pirela went 2-for-5 with an RBI and a pair of stolen bases in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Cubs.

After receiving a day off Sunday following an 0-for-13 slump, Pirela has gotten back on track with a home run and two steals over three consecutive starts. The 27-year-old is displaying the same power/speed combo that earned him a promotion from Triple-A El Paso on June 6. While a .417 BABIP seems unsustainable, a mixed bag of results over his 11 minor-league seasons make the utility man a tough player to project going forward. What we do know is that Pirela is producing at the plate and has a regular spot atop San Diego's lineup, giving him fantasy value until he proves otherwise.
5:37 am (EST)
Luis Perdomo (R) Headshot

Perdomo will be moved up a spot in the rotation to pitch against the Tigers on Friday instead of Saturday, according to AJ Cassavell of

The move was likely made to line up Dinelson Lamet for extra rest once the All-Star break hits. The swap doesn't change the opponent for either pitcher, so Perdomo's owners should simply adjust their rotations accordingly.
5:19 am (EST)
Dinelson Lamet (R) Headshot

Lamet will swap spots in the rotation with Luis Perdomo, pushing his next start back to Saturday against the Tigers,'s AJ Cassavell reports.

There is no official word on why the change was made, but Cassavell speculates that it was to align the rotation so that the rookie receives extra rest over the All-Star break. Lamet has struggled through five starts (7.50 ERA), but he has flashed upside with 37 punchouts over 24.0 innings.
5:11 am (EST)
Domingo Santana (R) Headshot

Santana went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Pirates.

His seventh-inning blast off Daniel Hudson, Santana's 12th homer of the year, proved to be the game-winner. The 24-year-old hadn't left the yard in 12 games, while Wednesday's performance was his first game with multiple RBI since late May. Santana's already set new career highs in HR (12), RBI (38) and runs (39) while being on pace for personal bests in all three slash categories (.268/.360/.469), but he may just be scratching the surface of his potential.
4:27 am (EST)
Corey Knebel (R) Headshot

Knebel gave up a hit and struck out one in a scoreless ninth inning Wednesday to collect his 11th save of the season in a 4-3 win over the Pirates.

He's now converted seven straight save chances, posting a 0.00 ERA, 0.62 WHIP and 16:2 K:BB in 9.2 innings over nine appearances since his last blown save. Knebel had just two career saves coming into 2017, but he's quickly establishing himself as one of the better ninth-inning options in the National League.
4:22 am (EST)
Júnior Guerra (R) Headshot

Guerra gave up three runs on seven hits and five walks over six innings Wednesday but didn't factor into the decision in a 4-3 win over the Pirates. He struck out six.

The right-hander has walked at least three batters in six straight starts, and while Guerra's 3.11 ERA on the season is superficially reassuring, his 23:22 K:BB in 34.2 innings over that six-game stretch is a glaring warning sign that some regression could be coming. He'll next take the mound Tuesday in Cincinnati.
4:18 am (EST)
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