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  • OAK Starting Pitcher #68
    Joey Estes yielded three runs and eight hits in five innings Monday in a loss to the Padres.
    Estes probably deserved a little better tonight, but he was thoroughly outpitched by Dylan Cease while falling to 2-2 with a 4.78 ERA. He’ll remain in the rotation and face the Twins this weekend.
  • MIL First Baseman #12
    Rhys Hoskins hit his third career grand slam Monday to lead the Brewers to a 6-3 win over the Rangers.
    His previous slams came with the Phillies in 2019 and 2022. Hoskins has 11 homers through 57 games this season, though he had been without one since June 3. The multi-RBI game tonight was actually his first since he did it three games in a row from May 9-11.
  • MIL Starting Pitcher #51
    Freddy Peralta allowed two runs over five innings and struck out six versus the Rangers on Monday.
    Peralta got 15 whiffs tonight, but he ran up a pitch count of 104 in five innings, preventing him from working any deeper into the game. He’s finished six innings just once in his last six starts, which is a real problem given that he’s supposed to be the ace of a rotation that’s quite shorthanded at the moment.
  • MIL Relief Pitcher #29
    Trevor Megill was perfect in the ninth in earning his 16th save Monday against the Rangers.
    Remember when it was Abner Uribe and then Joel Payamps getting saves for the Brewers. Megill didn’t earn his first until Apr. 25, so all 16 of his have come in a two-month span.
  • TEX Starting Pitcher #23
    Michael Lorenzen yielded two runs in five-plus innings Monday in a no-decision versus the Brewers.
    Lorenzen and Freddy Peralta pitched to a stalemate in this one. Lorenzen struck out five and walked one while throwing 91 pitches. It’s the seventh straight start in which he’s allowed three runs or fewer, and while he didn’t go deep tonight, he’s completed six innings in five of those outing and 10 of 13 starts for the year.
  • TEX First Baseman #30
    Nathaniel Lowe went 0-for-4 and struck out three times against the Brewers in Monday’s loss.
    Lowe looked like a long-term answer at first base for the Rangers in 2022, but his power production fell off last year and has continued to decline this season, as he’s managed just two homers and three barrels through 228 plate appearances. His .351 OBP is nice, so it seems unlikely that the Rangers will try to upgrade this summer. However, if he fails to step it up, he’s going to be a non-tender candidate this winter.
  • ATL Shortstop #11
    Orlando Arcia will likely get Tuesday off after leaving Monday’s game with dizziness.
    The Braves believe he was dehydrated. Zack Short will probably start at shortstop Tuesday, but Arcia might be available off the bench.
  • LAD Designated Hitter #17
    Shohei Ohtani went 0-for-3 with a walk and an RBI against the White Sox on Monday.
    It was a quiet game for the Dodgers offense against White Sox starter Garrett Crochet. Ohtani hit a sacrifice fly in the ninth inning to give Los Angeles a 3-0 lead. It was his 58th RBI on the season. He trails only Braves outfielder Marcell Ozuna for the National League lead in RBI. Ohtani is hitting .318 with a 1.021 OPS on the season.
  • CWS Center Fielder #88
    Luis Robert Jr. went 1-for-2 with a double and two walks against the Dodgers on Monday.
    Robert Jr. only has 91 at-bats this season, but he’s hitting .198 with a 35 percent strikeout percentage. For one of the most talked about potential trade pieces in baseball, he’s really had a rough season. Robert Jr.'s BABIP is only .217, which is well below his career .328 BABIP, but he still needs to cut his strikeouts. Maybe the two walks show that he’s seeing it better at the plate and he can start to turn his season around with a little more than a month before the trade deadline.
  • LAD Relief Pitcher #51
    Alex Vesia threw a scoreless ninth inning to pick up the save against the White Sox on Monday.
    Evan Phillips pitched the eighth inning while Vesia got the ninth inning and thus his fourth save of the season. Phillips was likely used in the eighth inning because all four batters he faced were right-handed. Vesia’s ERA is now 1.16 on the year, but don’t expect many more saves in his future as long as Phillips is healthy.
  • ATL Third Baseman #15
    Brian Anderson wasn’t with the Braves for Monday’s game because of a lower body bacterial infection.
    Anderson hasn’t had an at-bat since June 12, but until tonight, we imagine, that was simply because Brian Snitker hates using his bench players. If Anderson needs to go on the IL, the Braves figure to call up either Luke Williams or J.P. Martinez.