MLB UMPIRE REPORT Apr 22nd Close
Welcome to the Umpire Report. Currently, the official information from Major League Baseball does not come in until 30 minute prior to the game starting. We will have “probable” umpires in the chart each day. Umpires are very different than lineups and rarely change once scheduled. The Under/Over is the number of games that the number of runs scored was under/over the vegas line. The walks, strikeouts and runs are listed as both cumulative and per game for your convenience.
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D. Mengden - SP
Mengden, who sports a 3-0 record and 3.00 ERA across 24 innings at Triple-A Las Vegas, would be a likely candidate for promotion should Brett Anderson's ankle sprain cause him to miss at least one start, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
The right-hander has already proven his mettle at the big-league level in the past, most recently compiling a 7-6 record, 4.05 ERA and 1.12 WHIP across 115.2 innings in 22 appearances (17 starts) last season. Anderson appears to think he avoided major injury Sunday, but Mengden stands ready if the veteran southpaw's ankle worsens over the early part of the week.
Added 2:01 am (EST)
A. Reyes - RP
Reyes worked his first game as a starter with Triple-A Memphis against Round Rock on Saturday, firing three scoreless innings in which he did not allow a hit. He issued one walk and recorded four strikeouts.
Reyes' first 2019 appearance in the Redbirds' rotation was a success overall, and his abbreviated stint actually fell in line with the team's preset goal of keeping him between 40 and 50 pitches. Reyes hit the low end of the range, with 25 of his offerings finding the strike zone. Perhaps most encouraging was his solid control, which will remain one of the most important points of emphasis for the developing right-hander during his time in Memphis. Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports that manager Mike Shildt confirmed Reyes averaged 97 mph on his fastball during the outing, making it all the more impressive.
Added 1:53 am (EST)
L. Gregerson - RP
Gregerson (shoulder) fired two scoreless innings in which he allowed two hits and recorded a strikeout across two appearances with Triple-A Memphis against Round Rock over the weekend.
The rehabbing right-hander has encouragingly looked as effective at the Triple-A level as he had in the lower rungs of the organization earlier in his rehab. With a pair of strong appearances against the caliber of competition closest to that of the big leagues, Gregerson could potentially be deemed ready for activation in the earlier part of the week.
Added 1:46 am (EST)
C. Martínez - SP
Martinez (shoulder) is set for a side session Monday and will then head to Jupiter, Florida to throw live batting practice later in the week, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.
Martinez has reportedly looked strong in his recent throwing sessions, and Monday's is slated to involve more intensity than Saturday's. The next notable step in the right-hander's recovery will come later in the week when he faces High-A Palm Beach hitters at the team's spring training facility, which could eventually be followed by an official rehab assignment.
Added 1:42 am (EST)
L. Cain - CF
Cain went 1-for-5 with a two-run homer in a 6-5 loss to the Dodgers on Sunday.
With the Brewers trailing 5-0, Cain sparked his team's comeback with a two-run blast in the fifth. The 33-year-old is on a six-game hitting streak and is slashing .295/.370/.466 this season. He also has six extra-base hits, with three home runs, six RBI, 17 runs and three stolen bases in 88 at-bats this year.
Added 1:03 am (EST)
B. Posey - C
Posey went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run and a walk during a 3-2 victory against the Pirates on Sunday.
The Giants catcher accounted for his team's only offense with his first homer in the win. Maybe that will get him going because it's been a pretty dreadful start to the year for Posey. He came into the game batting only .167 in the last six games. Overall, he is slashing .227/.311/.364 with one homer, five RBI and four runs in 66 at-bats this season.
Added 12:57 am (EST)
W. Smith - RP
Smith worked around a walk and a hit to earn his fifth save of the year during a 3-2 victory against the Pirates on Sunday.
The Giants closer really only earned two outs, but a relay from right field threw out Jung Ho Kang at the plate for the game's final out. With that play, Smith avoided his first blown save of the year. He is 5-for-5 in save opportunities with a 1.17 ERA, 0.91 WHIP and seven strikeouts in 7.2 innings.
Added 12:53 am (EST)
J. Bell - 1B
Bell went 1-for-3, hitting a two-run home run in a 3-2 loss to the Giants on Sunday.
The 26-year-old accounted for the only runs the Pirates scored in the loss. After a really disappointing 2018 season, Bell is off to a wonderful start, hitting for both average and power. While his four homers through 19 games doesn't stand out, he's already a third of the way to his 12-bomb total from last season. With five doubles and a triple as well, Bell supports a .591 slugging percentage. He is also hitting .303 with 15 RBI and 13 runs in 66 at-bats.
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