After giving up one run or less in each of his previous six outings, Teheran made a mistake in the top of the sixth inning Sunday afternoon that cost him two runs with one swing of the bat by Marlins’ second baseman Derek Dietrich. Prior to that home run, Teheran had the held the Marlins to just a single run over five innings and appeared to be headed toward another strong stat line. The Atlanta ace may hold a 1-5 record on the year, but that is in no way indicative of how he has performed. Through 11 starts, Teheran has put up an excellent 2.77 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 8.2 K/9 across 68.1 innings. He will take the mound opposite Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers on Friday night.
Ozuna’s sensational month at the plate continued Sunday afternoon, as he now has a hit in 26-of-27 games and 15 multi-hit performances in May. Overall this month, the 25-year-old outfielder is batting .434 with seven home runs, eight doubles, 17 RBI and 25 runs scored across 113 plate appearances. Suffice it to say, Ozuna is going to have plenty to say about the N.L. Player of the Month award. The Marlins will face lefty Jeff Locke on Monday evening. Ozuna is 4-for-11 with two doubles against the Pirates’ hurler.
Koehler continues to walk batters at an alarming rate, but nobody has made him pay a big price for it lately. The 29-year-old righty has amazingly posted a 2.56 ERA despite issuing 22 free passes across 31.2 innings during his last five starts. It would seem to be only a matter of time before Koehler’s effectively wild approach catches up to him, but his houdini act is working right now. He does have some N.L. Only value headed into Friday’s matchup with the Mets.
Betances, Miller, and Chapman struck out seven of nine batters in the remaining three innings Sunday. If you are losing to the Yankees after the sixth inning, you may as well go home at this point.
For the second year in a row Britton has been a freak. His K/9 is over 10, he is 13-13 in save opportunities, he is everything you could want in a closer. The Orioles have a good club this year so expect him to see all the work he can handle.
For the first time in Castro’s career his contact % is under 80%, which is a big deal considering Castro has always relied on his ability to put the bat on the ball for value. His move to New York had owners hoping he would be able to take advantage of the hitter ball park but is only batting a mere .251.
Odorizzi had a perfect game going for a while in this one allowing just a walk and a two run homerun by Starlin Castro. Odorizzi has been a bit unlucky as he posted a stat line similar to this one on May 1 against Toronto and ended up with a no decision there. On the other hand Odorizzi has been lucky so far this season however as his hard hit percentage is up over eight points from last year while maintaining an ERA under 3.50.
This has been the year everyone who believes in high velocity pitchers has been waiting for from Eovaldi. His 15.6% HR/FB rate is sure to come down as his career average is 7.7%. If and when this does happen Eovaldi should see his ERA hover around 3.30-3.60. That in conjunction with a K/9 of over 8 should make for a good year from Eovaldi.
In his first year in the MLB, Kim only has 50 plate appearances so it is tough to say what Kim is. Korean stats hardly ever translate in the MLB so we can only guess what we are seeing here. In 50 plate appearances however he does own an impressive .405 wOBA.
For someone who does not strike out a whole lot, and walks at a very respectable rate, one would expect to see a batting average higher than .231. He owns just a 14.3% line drive, which is the largest reason why. Still, when he does make contact it is usually in the form of an extra base hit at least. Sadly, this seems to be who Santana is but on the bright side he does own a .345 OBP.