Justin Morneau went 3-for-3 with a double, a home run, two RBI and a run scored against the Padres on Wednesday.
Morneau connected for his second home run of the season on his third multi-hit performance over his last 10 games. The power numbers are where we thought they would be at this point ( 2 HR w/ 5 RBI), but his .354 batting average is a nice surprise for those who waited to fill first base this draft season. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Robert Quinn is making progress from his back issue.
After missing Sunday's game, Quinn seems to be making steps toward's returning. Quinn is one of the game's elite pass rushers but has been slowed down by injuries all season long. Quinn is two years removed from a 19 sack season and the Rams are hoping he returns to that when he gets back on the field. Analysis: James Grande
Braves signed P Jim Johnson to a one-year deal.
After saving 50-plus games two consecutive years in Baltimore, Johnson has been a shell of that the past two seasons. He only has 12 saves combined over the past two seasons. He posted a 7.09 ERA in 2014 and a 4.46 ERA in 2015. The Braves are giving him one year to figure himself out or he'll likely have a hard time finding work. He can only hope his sinker starts sinking like it did in Baltimore. Analysis: James Grande