Corbin just didn't have it this time out. He gave up a leadoff triple to Keon Broxton to spark a two-run first for the Brewers. Then, after his offense cut the deficit in half in the top of the fourth, he served up a grand slam to Domingo Santana in the bottom half. He gave up hits to the last two batters he faced before getting removed. He's now allowed 26 runs in his last 26 innings over five starts, erasing a strong start to the season. His ERA has ballooned to 5.14. It sat at 2.29 after five April starts. Corbin faces the Marlins on Friday, looking to get things back on track.
This was Nelson's most complete performance of the season. While he didn't have to deal with Paul Goldschmidt, he held a formidable Arizona lineup to just seven hits and one run in seven frames. Nelson punched out a season-high 10 and did not walk a single batter. He also helped himself out at the plate, going 1-for-3 with an RBI groundout. Nelson has been inconsistent so far this season, but he has the ability to put up good strikeout numbers. Sunday was the fourth time he's struck out at least eight. Nelson will need to be just as sharp his next time out, as the Brewers host Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers on Friday.
The utility man hasn't seen any big-league action in the last two years after hitting just .176 across 85 at-bats with Philadelphia in 2015. Sweeney will likely report to Triple-A Louisville, where he'll be looking to improve upon the .227 average, 15 RBI and seven stolen bases he put up in 38 games with Triple-A Oklahoma City this season.
When speaking to the media about his injury Sunday, the captain heavily implied in his rhetoric that he was ready to go and would not miss Monday's contest. Coach Peter Laviolette backed the sentiment up by saying that all players on the trip would be available. Fisher and teammate Craig Smith (undisclosed) are both in Pittsburgh, so it would be a serious surprise at this point if either or both of them are ruled out due to injury prior to the franchise's first ever Stanley Cup Finals game.
Workman was sent down to make room for David Price (elbow), who will make his season debut Monday against the White Sox. He didn't see any action with the big club since being called up on May 21 and will return to Pawtucket, where he's compiled a 1.98 ERA with 17 strikeouts in 13.2 innings this season.
Eflin was torched at home by the Reds to the tune of seven earned runs on nine hits -- including four long balls -- over five innings Sunday. Considering the 23-year-old is now 0-3 with a bloated 6.13 ERA and 11 homers allowed in 47 innings (eight starts), the team has decided to send him down to get his game straightened out. Eflin's replacement in the rotation has not yet been announced.
Dellin Betances threw 24 pitches over 1.2 innings to finish off Oakland on Saturday, but the Yankees didn't wind up needing him Sunday. Warren recorded the final out in the top of the eighth, and the Yankees stretched their two-run advantage to four in the bottom half. Warren remained on the hill in the ninth to lock down the four-run victory. He sports a serviceable 2.73 ERA, 0.84 WHIP and 7.9 K/9, but he probably won't pitch in enough late-game situations to provide many chances to earn wins or saves going forward.
This was just the third round tripper through the past 20 games for Judge, as he's beginning to cool off after his torrid early-season pace. However, he went 22-for-71 (.310 batting average) during that 20-game stretch to continue moving the fantasy needle. There are likely to be more peaks and valleys over the coming months, but Judge's playing time isn't in jeopardy at this point, so he should power his way out of any slumps in short order.
X-rays on Trout's thumb came back negative, which is good news, but the results of an MRI will indicate how severe of a sprain he's dealing with. As such, the star center fielder's timetable for returning to action remains unclear until the team releases news from the test. Look for an update on Trout prior to the start of Monday night's series opener against the Braves.
The slugger is turning in another solid three-category season with 15 homers, 31 RBI and 28 runs. Davis isn't going to help in batting average (.227) and has just a single stolen base, but his power upside and placement in the middle of the lineup will keep his fantasy value high.
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