Brian Anderson went 0-for-5 and struck out three times against the Guardians on Sunday.
Anderson is hitting just .169/.272/.239 this month, dropping his season OPS to .695. He's going to start losing playing time against right-handers if this keeps up.
Corbin Burnes wasn't involved in the decision after allowing four runs in 5 2/3 innings against the Guardians on Sunday.
It wasn't about the hard contract; Burnes gave up eight hits despite never allowing a ball hit harder than 100 mph. His average exit velocity against was just 79.5 mph. Unfortunately, he got wild during the sixth, walking two and throwing a wild pitch during the three-run inning. He hadn't issued any walks up to that point. The poor inning pushed his ERA over 4.00 for the first time since the end of April.
Owen Miller delivered RBI doubles in the third and 10th innings in leading the Brewers to a 5-4 win over the Guardians on Sunday.
Some vengeance for Miller versus his former team. The 10th-inning double bounced high off the wall in left and would have been a homer in 17 of 30 ballparks, according to Statcast. Miller definitely needed a game like this, as he came into the day hitting .188/.233/.203 in 73 plate appearances this month.
Ezequiel Tovar went 2-for-4 with a homer and two RBI on Sunday afternoon, powering the Rockies to a 4-3 victory over the visiting Angels.
Tovar crushed a 410-foot (101.3 mph EV) solo shot off of Tyler Anderson in the fifth inning that increased the Rockies' lead to 3-0. He then chipped in a run-scoring single in the seventh inning that made it a 4-2 ballgame and proved to be the difference in the contest. With the two-hit attack, the rookie shortstop is now hitting .262/.296/.430 with seven homers, 33 RBI and three stolen bases.
Randal Grichuk doubled, walked and scored a run as the Rockies triumphed over the Angels on Sunday afternoon in Colorado.
Grichuk drew a one-out walk off of Tyler Anderson in the first inning, then scored the game's first run on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Elias Diaz. He then smacked a two-out double in the third inning but was left stranded there. He struck out twice on the afternoon as well, finsihing the day 1-for-3. He has been terrific since returning from the injured list -- slashing .294/.360/.435 with two homers, 16 RBI and one swipe through his first 45 games.
Aaron Civale yielded four runs in six innings Sunday in a no-decision against the Brewers.
He gave up four of his six hits and three runs in the third inning. Civale's velocity remains up, and he had a fine 32% CSW today. He's useable in mixed leagues this week in a road start against the Cubs, though he's hardly an exceptional play.
Elvis Peguero recorded his first major league save by pitching a perfect 10th against the Guardians on Sunday.
It came in his 41st career appearance. Peguero got the 10th today after Devin Williams worked a perfect ninth in a tie game, and Williams wound up with the win after the Brewers scored once in the top of the 10th. Peguero has a 2.89 ERA and a 25/11 K/BB ratio in 28 innings.
Kutter Crawford surrendered four runs in six innings Sunday in a loss to the White Sox.
Luis Robert Jr. did the damage, hitting two homers that supplied three of the runs. The rest of the White Sox combined for a double, two singles and one walk against the right-hander. The first of Robert's homers -- the two-run shot in the fourth -- probably would have been an out in Fenway, but Adam Duvall didn't have a shot at it in the road game. Crawford will keep his rotation spot, and he seems like a decent enough option in AL-only leagues.
Keynan Middleton pitched a perfect ninth for his second save Sunday versus the Red Sox.
It's nice to see Middleton succeeding after Mike Scioscia-induced Tommy John surgery in 2018 and three bleak seasons from 2020-22. He's struck out 36 and posted a 2.33 ERA in 27 innings for the White Sox, though he's still likely behind Kendall Graveman in line for saves.
Jesse Scholtens recorded his first major league victory after pitching four scoreless innings out of the pen Sunday against the Red Sox.
The White Sox haven't been doing Scholtens any favors by shuttling him back and forth between Triple-A and the majors and between an SP/bulk role and short relief, but he's handled everything tremendously. He relieved Tanner Banks in the third today and limited the Red Sox to two hits in four innings. He's now made nine appearances for the White Sox, posting a 2.31 ERA in 23 1/3 innings. He's pitched at least three innings four times and no more than an inning in his remaining five appearances.
Pete Alonso had a solo homer and a two-run single against the Phillies on Sunday.
He was hit by a Craig Kimbrel fastball in the back of the shoulder in the ninth, but he remained in the game. The homer off José Alvarado was Alonso's second in seven games since coming off the IL and 24th overall.
Carlos Carrasco lasted four innings and allowed two runs Sunday against the Phillies.
Carrasco got 13 missed swings and five strikeouts in the four innings today, but the five times the Phillies put his fastball into play resulted in five hard-hit balls and four hits, including a homer. Carrasco has allowed five homers and walked 10 over just 16 2/3 innings in his four starts this month. His ERA stands at 6.19.
Craig Kimbrel struck out two in a scoreless ninth for a save against the Mets on Sunday.
Kimbrel plunked Pete Alonso, but he retired the other three batters he faced. It's his seventh consecutive scoreles innings since June 11. His last 19 appearances have produced a 4-0 record, eight saves, a 1.42 ERA and 33 strikeouts in 19 innings.
Zack Wheeler allowed five runs over 5 1/3 innings Sunday in a no-decision against the Mets.
Wheeler struck out eight and generated 20 missed swings today, but the Mets kept finding ways to push runs across, scoring in four of his six innings of work. Fortunately, the offense let him off the hook, so he's still without a loss in the last month.
Trea Turner went 2-for-3 with a homer, three RBI and two steals Sunday in the Phillies' come-from-behind 7-6 victory over the Mets.
Turner homered in the first and singled in a run in the third, but the Phillies were down 6-3 after seven. They were able to mount a comeback against the dregs of the Mets pen with Adam Ottavino and Brooks Raley unavailable and David Robertson being held back for the ninth after getting five outs yesterday. The Phillies got their four runs in the eighth with the benefit of just one hit. Two of the runs scored on bases-loaded HBPs, with Turner picking up one of those. Turner's homer was his first since June 5. Still, he's having a solid month, having hit .279/.367/.430 with 17 runs scored and eight steals in 22 games.
Levi Stoudt gave up three runs in three innings against the Braves in his start Sunday.
The Reds couldn't have expected anything more than this, given that Stoudt had given up four runs over 3 2/3 innings in two Triple-A starts since coming off the IL. It's unclear if he'll be kept on the roster or if he'll go back to Triple-A.
Raisel Iglesias pitched around a pair of singles to pitch a scoreless ninth and notch a save Sunday against the Braves.
That's better than the two homers he pitched around Saturday. Iglesias will almost certainly need Monday off after this, which could make things interesting in the ninth. A.J. Minter and Nick Anderson have both pitched two straight days as well, so closing duties might fall to Joe Jiménez.
Charlie Morton was credited with a victory after allowing three runs in five innings Sunday against the Reds.
This seems to be par for the course for Morton lately; he's given up 23 runs -- 21 earned -- in 37 2/3 innings over his last seven starts. The Braves can overcome that with their offense. Fantasy leaguers, though, are going to need better results soon. Morton will have an easier matchup next weekend against the Marlins. He had one of his best starts of the year against Miami on Apr. 25 (1 R, 9 K in 7 IP).
Harrison Bader went 2-for-4 and delivered a two-run double in the bottom of the eighth as the Yankees came back to beat the Rangers 5-3 on Sunday.
Bader's double to left-center was hit hard, but one wonders if it might have been caught by a better left fielder than Ezequiel Duran, who is still a novice out there. The Rangers, though, were limited in their options because they're choosing to play a man down with Travis Jankowski hurting. Bader's double was his second of the game. He had been 2-for-16 with no RBI since coming off the injured list.
Nathan Eovaldi yielded two runs in 5 2/3 innings Sunday in a no-decision versus the Yankees.
Eovaldi's velocity was still down from his norms, but it was better than in his last start, when he averaged 93.8 mph with his fastball. Today, he was at 94.4 mph, which seems like a good sign. His season average prior to his last start was 95.8 mph. Eovaldi wound up allowing four hits, walking two and striking out five today. He'll face the Astros next.