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Clayton Kershaw improved to 16-3 after allowing one run (zero earned) on six hits and two walks with ten strikeouts over eight solid innings against the Diamondbacks on Wednesday.
Kershaw has been unbelievable this season as he is now the proud owner of a 1.73 ERA and 0.84 WHIP through 22 starts while maintaining an impressive 194:23 K:BB rate over 161.1 innings. Since allowing seven runs to the Diamondbacks back on May 17, Kershaw has allowed three runs or less in each of his last 18 starts while fanning at least eight batters in 14 of those starts. He will look to keep up his incredible run when he takes on the Nationals on Tuesday. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Angels recalled RHP Cam Bedrosian from Triple-A Salt Lake.
Mike Morin has been mediocre (putting it nicely) working in middle-relief for the Angels this season, posting a 6.00 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and a 13/5 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 20 appearances. Relief Pitcher Cam Bedrosian has been recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake, where he has posted a 3.15 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 27/5 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 20 innings pitched, to take Morin's spot in the bullpen. Analysis: Brad Costilo
Wilson Ramos is not in the Nationals starting lineup on Sunday.
This appears to be a routine day off for the Nationals starting Catcher (nothing out of the ordinary in a Sunday afternoon game), but the timing may provide Ramos an opportunity to break out of the mini-slump that he's in. After stringing together a 19-game hit-streak, Ramos has gone 0-for-11 in his last three games. Jose Lobaton, who is 1-for-8 in his career against opposing starting pitcher Aaron Harang, will get the start in Ramos' absence. Analysis: Brad Costilo