Cole Hamels gave up four runs on three hits and two walks with four strikeouts over seven innings against the Rockies on Tuesday.
Hamels has now allowed seven earned runs over his last two starts, falling to 1-3 with a 4.43 ERA and 1.30 WHIP through his first seven starts. Although he has pitched through the sixth inning or later in all but one start on the year, Hamels has failed to get the job done outside of the strikeout department (8.87 K/9). He will look to get back in the win column when he takes on the Mets on Sunday.ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Stephen Piscotty went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in Tuesday’s 6-4 loss to the Cubs.
Things definitely looked promising for the Cardinals when Piscotty gave the team an early 2-0 lead with with one swing of the bat in the top of the first inning. However, the offense largely dried up for the Cardinals after that and their season is now done. Piscotty was simply outstanding in this NLDS, going 6-for-16 with three homers, a double, six RBI and five runs scored. The sweet-swinging rookie has quickly made a name for himself in St. Louis and around the league. Analysis: Nate Miller
Ravens cut CB Rashaan Melvin on Tuesday.
Melvin started some games late last year for Baltimore, including some playoff games. But after being injured in the preseason and getting benched at halftime of Week 3, he just lost favor with the coaching staff. This isn't your run-of-the-mill no name being cut, so the Ravens are shaking things up a bit. Analysis: Brett Talley