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  • SF Catcher #14
    Patrick Bailey walked three times before singling in a run in the 10th as the Giants edged the Astros 4-3 on Monday.
    Offense is down plenty as is, but it’d be even worse if not for the Manfred Man skewing scoring in extra innings; this was a 1-1 game after nine before five runs scored in the 10th. Austin Slater delivered the game-winner for the Giants then after Bailey tied up the game with a sharp single up the middle. Bailey has missed some time this year, but he’s probably been the Giants’ best player in batting .280/.357/.424 in 42 games and playing Gold Glove-quality defense behind the plate.
  • SD Right Fielder #23
    Fernando Tatis Jr. expects to be sidelined until after the All-Star break because of his right femoral stress reaction.
    And not just until immediately after the All-Star break, either; this will likely be at least a six-week injury for Tatis. Bryce Johnson will fill in for now, but the Padres need to go get themselves an extra outfielder as soon as possible.
  • SD Left Fielder #10
    Jurickson Profar delivered the game-winner in the 10th as the Padres edged the Nationals 7-6 on Monday.
    Profar’s lone hit in five at-bats seemed to hang in the air forever, but it was put in the perfect spot to elude Lane Thomas and Jacob Young in right-center. The two-run single — it would have been at least a double under normal circumstances — came after Luis Arraez was walked to load the bases. Profar has hit in eight straight games, but since he’s collected just nine hits in that span and he’s been so productive on the season, he’s lost 20 points of OPS during the stretch (.917 to .897).
  • SD Starting Pitcher #61
    Matt Waldron pitched six innings of two-run ball Monday against the Nationals.
    Waldron struck out eight in a sixth straight quality start. He threw the knuckler 46 times tonight and wound up with nothing but soft contact against the pitch. There’s still not a whole lot to like about the rest of his arsenal, but the knuckleball has come far enough this year to make him a fine bet going forward.
  • WAS Starting Pitcher #46
    Patrick Corbin made it through seven innings allowing three runs Monday against the Padres.
    It’s the first time Corbin has completed seven innings since last July 9. He’s actually put together three nice outings in a row now, though the schedule has certainly helped some there (he faced the Tigers and D-backs in his previous two starts). His current 5.46 ERA is his lowest mark after any outing this year.
  • WAS Relief Pitcher #73
    Hunter Harvey lost to the Padres after giving up four runs — three earned — in the 10th on Monday.
    The Nationals gave Harvey a three-run lead to work with after Nick Senzel homered in the top of the 10th, but it wasn’t enough. Harvey retired just two of six batters before Jurickson Profar, following an intentional walk to Luis Arraez, delivered a game-winning single. Harvey could become the Nationals’ closer later this summer if Kyle Finnegan is traded, though it’s quite possible that neither or both will be moved.
  • WAS First Baseman #45
    Joey Meneses went 3-for-5 with a double and three RBI against the Padres on Monday.
    Meneses still really needs a few more games like this, given his struggles to date, and though the Nationals won’t want to make the move, there’s the chance he’ll be optioned out after Joey Gallo comes off the IL. Meneses is currently hitting .246/.302/.327 for the season, though much like in 2023, he has made the most of his contact; he’s driven in 40 runs in 67 games.
  • LAA Starting Pitcher #47
    Griffin Canning limited the A’s to one run in seven innings for a victory in a 5-1 game Monday.
    Tyler Nevin’s homer was the only damage. The A’s almost had another homer against Hans Crouse in the ninth, but Taylor Ward caught Tyler Soderstrom’s shot to left that likely would have bounced off the top of the wall and over. The win was Canning’s first since May 15 and third in 16 starts on the season. He’s clearly throwing better now than he did in April, but it’s not enough to offer him mixed-league value.
  • OAK Starting Pitcher #46
    Luis Medina lost to the Angels after allowing four runs — three earned — in three innings on Monday.
    The good news for the A’s is that Aaron Brooks was able to work the rest of the game afterwards, saving the bullpen. Medina dropped to 1-3 with a 5.25 ERA. There’s obvious talent here, but he’s never going to be consistent enough to warrant a spot in mixed leagues this year.
  • LAA Shortstop #2
    Luis Rengifo went 2-for-3 with two runs scored against the A’s on Monday.
    Rengifo was hit in the wrist by a pitch in his first at-bat and was clearly in pain for a bit, but he was able to continue and pick up two knocks afterwards. He scored multiple runs in a game for the first time since May 28.
  • LAA Left Fielder #7
    Jo Adell finished 0-for-4 against the A’s on Monday, leaving him 7-for-63 with one homer in June.
    Adell looked like maybe the AL’s most improved player over the first quarter of the season, but he’s all of the way down to .181/.242/.386 now. At least his defensive gains have remained intact. The Angels ought to keep playing him regularly, probably for the rest of the season, but it’s certainly still up for debate whether he belongs in their plans for 2025 and beyond.