UPDATES & NEWS
Cole Hamels allowed six runs on eight hits and five walks with three strikeouts over just 4.2 innings against the Mets on Tuesday.
You can probably blame it on the 88-minute rain delay, because once things finally did start up, Hamels looked completely out of sorts. In addition to the five free passes, four of which happened in the fourth inning, he also hit one batter and just couldn't seem to get back on-track during the outing. He threw 106 pitches and still couldn't get out of the fifth inning. Look for him to rebound next week when he faces the Nationals next week. ANALYST: Howard Bender
Mark Teixeira went 3-for-4 with a solo home run against the Mets on Saturday.
That’s Tex’s eighth home run of the year. He won’t continue to hit home runs at this rate, but it’s not unreasonable to think he can hit 25 or more this year. He has also drawn as many walks as he has strikeouts. And he’s hitting .254 despite a .163 BABIP. That’s mainly because most of the balls he’s hitting are leaving the yard right now, but it’s still encouraging for his batting average going forward. Analysis: Brett Talley