2017 MLB Two-Start Pitchers: Week 9 Cover Image
2017 MLB Two-Start Pitchers: Week 9
Ivar G. Anderson
Mark Reynolds Headshot

Reynolds went 2-for-4 with two runs and an RBI in Sunday's 8-4 win over St. Louis.

Reynolds continues to produce at an impressive rate, moving into a tie for second in the National League in RBI. After a strong start in the month of April, Reynolds has put together an excellent month of May. In 22 games during the month, Reynolds is slashing .338/.427/.532. His OPS of .965 for the season ranks 12th in the National League. Strikeouts will always be a part of Reynolds' game, but he is striking out a career-best 22.7 percent this season. If he continues that trend, Reynolds will put up big numbers for Colorado.
10:09 pm (EST)
Greg García Headshot

Garcia went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's loss to Colorado.

Garcia, starting at second base for the injured Kolten Wong, connected for his first home run of the season in the sixth inning on Sunday. Garcia will continue to be part of the group that fills in for Wong while he is out, but he doesn't offer much in the way of offensive pop. The run he drove in on Sunday was just his third in 83 plate appearances this year.
9:59 pm (EST)
Jedd Gyorko Headshot

Gyorko went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in Sunday's loss in Colorado.

Gyorko got St. Louis on the board with the first of the Cardinals' four solo home runs on the day. Gyorko's eighth blast of the year came in the sixth inning off German Marquez to cut the Rockies' lead to three. It was just Gyorko's second home run in his last 21 games, but he's managed to still be productive while batting in the heart of the Cardinal lineup. He leads the team with a .322 average and his 21 RBI ranks second.
9:39 pm (EST)
Tommy Pham Headshot

Pham went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's loss in Colorado.

Pham seems to enjoy the mountain air of Colorado, as he delivered a long ball for the second straight day. His shot on Sunday came in the seventh inning off reliever Chris Rusin and cut the Rockies' lead to just one. Pham has notched a hit in each of his last five starts, batting .444 over that stretch.
9:32 pm (EST)
Gerardo Parra Headshot

Parra went 3-for-4 with a three-run homer and three runs scored in Sunday's 8-4 victory against St. Louis.

After the first two men reached in the bottom of the fourth, Parra parked a 1-0 slider off Lance Lynn into the right field stands, extending the Rockies' lead to four. With three hits on Sunday, Parra is now seven for his last 15 with two home runs, raising his average to .279. He should continue to see run-producing opportunities while batting in the middle of the Colorado lineup. The Rockies are currently the second-highest scoring team in the majors.
9:26 pm (EST)
Matt Bush Headshot

Bush allowed two hits during a scoreless ninth inning to collect his sixth save of the season during Sunday's win over Toronto.

Bush has now gone 15 appearances and 14 innings without allowing an earned run, and he's also fanned 16 batters during that stretch. He's solidified himself as the Texas closer, and his current run continues to extend his ninth-inning leash.
9:22 pm (EST)
German Marquez Headshot

Marquez (4-2) pitched 5.2 innings, allowing two runs on eight hits and one walk, while striking out five in Sunday's 8-4 win over Colorado.

Since being called up to replace an injured Jon Gray in the Colorado rotation, Marquez has been more than solid when it's his turn. He wasn't at his best against St. Louis, but he got out of a few early jams, and limited the Cardinals to just two runs to win his fourth straight start. During the win streak, the rookie hurler has an ERA of 1.46 and a WHIP of 1.176 over 24.2 innings. His next time out will be at sea level when the Rockies take on Clayton Richard and the Padres in San Diego.
9:17 pm (EST)
Joey Gallo Headshot

Gallo went 1-for-3 with a solo home run during Sunday's win over Toronto.

Sporting a .198/.305/.525 slash line and 36.9 strikeout percentage with 15 of his 32 hits leaving the yard, Gallo is a feast-or-famine hitter. His batting average is a rotisserie anchor, but otherwise, his counting starts are sterling: 32 RBI, 32 runs and four stolen bases to go with his 15 bombs. Adrian Beltre (calf) has worked his way back from injury, so Gallo's playing time could take a hit now that the veteran is back. It's probably worth taking a wait-and-see approach and not making any hasty roster decision, though.
9:11 pm (EST)
Brandon Phillips Headshot

Phillips was removed from Sunday's game against the Giants after fouling a ball off his knee, Kevin McAlpin of 680 The Fan reports.

Phillips reportedly has a knee contusion, and as such, his day-to-day status leaves him questionable for Monday's series opener against the Angels. The second baseman went 0-for-2 with a strikeout before departing.
9:10 pm (EST)
Lance Lynn Headshot

Lynn (4-3) pitched five innings, allowing four runs on six hits and one walk, while striking out three in Sunday's 8-4 loss to the Rockies.

Lynn allowed the first two hitters to reach in the bottom of the fourth inning, and Gerardo Parra made him pay with a three-run homer that extended the Rockies' lead to four. The Cardinals offense couldn't provide any support until after Lynn had left the game. Lynn entered the game on a solid streak of starts, but pitching in Coors Field has a way of putting an end to those types of things. Before entering the thin Denver air, Lynn had allowed more than two runs just once over his previous seven starts and won four of his last five decisions. Despite the subpar performance on Sunday, Lynn's ERA still sits at a sparkling 2.93.
9:09 pm (EST)
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