Madison Bumgarner yielded one run over seven innings on Tuesday in a win over the Giants.
Bumgarner notched four strikeouts and only issued one walk in a matchup against his former organization. A solo homer by Curt Casali in the fifth inning represented the lone tally against him in this one. The 32-year-old veteran southpaw holds a 4.57 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 77/21 K/BB ratio across 84 2/3 innings (16 starts) this season. He'll face off against the Padres at Petco Park on Sunday afternoon.
Tyler Clippard fired a scoreless ninth inning on Tuesday, preserving a two-run lead against the Giants to collect his second save of the season.
Clippard got Wilmer Flores to pop out to short before giving up a double to Donovan Solano. He managed to whiff pine-hitter Mike Yastrzemski and got Steven Duggar to fly out to left field to end the contest. The 36-year-old righty appears to be locked in as the Diamondbacks closer moving forward.
Curt Casali launched a solo homer on Tuesday in the Giants' loss to the Diamondbacks.
Casali plated the Giants' lone run of the contest with a gargantuan solo shot to left field off southpaw Madison Bumgarner in the fifth inning. It was his fifth round-tripper of the season. The 32-year-old backup catcher is hitting .221/.329/.404 with 15 runs scored, five homers and 21 RBI across 158 plate appearances.
Nick Ahmed went 2-for-4 with an RBI on Tuesday, propelling the Diamondbacks to a 3-1 victory over the Giants.
Ahmed kicked off the scoring with an RBI double to left field against righty Johnny Cueto in the second inning before coming around to score on a two-run double from Asdrúbal Cabrera later in the frame. He also flew out with the bases loaded in the seventh inning. The light-hitting 31-year-old shortstop owns an underwhelming .222/.282/.325 triple-slash line with 33 runs scored, three home runs, 22 RBI and seven steals across 338 plate appearances.
Starling Marte went 3-for-4 with a double, homer and a stolen base on Tuesday in a loss to the Padres.
Alex Colome recorded his third save of the season courtesy of a scoreless ninth inning with one walk in Tuesday's 7-5 win over the Reds.
Colome should not have even had a save opportunity in this one, but the opportunity fell into his lap after Heath Hembree surrendered a go-ahead three-run home run to Jorge Polanco in the top of the ninth. While Colome would keep the Reds from doing damage of their own in the bottom of the frame, his appearance was a somewhat dicey one, as the veteran reliever opened the half-inning by allowing a single to Tyler Naquin and a walk to Eugenio Suarez. Neither runner would cross home plate, though, allowing the Twins to come away with a strong come-from-behind victory. For the campaign, now, Colome is 3-of-7 in save opportunities while pitching to a 4.58 ERA and 37/17 K/BB ratio across 39 1/3 frames.
Willy Adames went 3-for-5 with a homer and three runs scored on Tuesday in a loss to the Pirates in extra innings.
Gregory Polanco reached four times and stole two bases to help the Pirates to an 8-5 win over the Brewers in extra innings on Tuesday.
Hoy Jun Park drove in three runs while going 1-for-3 on Tuesday against the Brewers.
Avisail Garcia drove in three runs and stole a base while going 3-for-5 in an extra-innings loss Tuesday to the Pirates.
Max Kranick gave up three runs in four innings on Tuesday while not factoring into the decision against the Brewers.
Kyle Freeland was charged for two runs over five innings on Tuesday in a victory over the Cubs.
Freeland allowed a one run on a fielder's choice in the second, and then another on a homer by Ian Happ. He he gave up four hits in total, and the southpaw whiffed five without giving up a walk. A very solid start for Freeland on a night where the Rockies gave up two touchdowns worth of run support. He improves his record to 2-6, while his ERA dips down to a still unhealthy 4.46. He'll look to continue to lower that number on Sunday in a start against the Marlins.
Zach Davies was hit hard for seven runs over four innings in a loss to the Rockies on Tuesday.
Teoscar Hernandez went 3-for-3 with a homer and three RBI versus the Indians in Tuesday's win.
Hernandez's power hasn't been quite what it was last year, but he's batting .294 and he still has a good shot at finishing with 25-28 homers. It's definitely helped that he's dropped his strikeout rate from 33 percent in 2019 to 25 percent so far this year.
Zach Plesac was tagged for six runs and 10 hits in five innings Tuesday in a loss to the Blue Jays.
Plesac had 11 whiffs tonight, but he still didn't end up with a single strikeout. He has just 52 strikeouts in 85 innings this year after finishing with 57 in 55 innings last season. It still seems like he should be better than this; his groundball rate is far better than usual and he has a 1.15 WHIP, but he's given up 16 homers and his ERA is sitting at 4.64. He'll face the Tigers next.
Hyun-Jin Ryu pitched seven innings of two-run ball and struck out eight in the Blue Jays' 7-2 win Tuesday.
The eight strikeouts are a new season high; he had previously fanned seven on five occasions. He's now tied with Chris Bassitt for the AL lead with 11 victories. His 3.22 ERA ranks sixth in the circuit.
Shohei Ohtani went 2-for-5 with a double and two runs scored on Tuesday in a rout of the Rangers.
Ohtani doubled for the 24th time this season. The two-way star bumps his average to .274 while his slugging mark is .666. He also pitches.
Andy Ibáñez homered and drove in two runs on Tuesday in a blowout defeat to the Angels.
Ibáñez hit a two-run shot off José Suarez. That's just the fourth homer of the season for the 28-year-old, but two of them have come in his last three games. A nice mini-run, but Ibáñez is still hitting just .230/.286/.385 on the year.
Jose Suarez struck out six and threw 5 2/3 innings while allowing three runs on Tuesday in a win over the Rangers.
Suarez allowed six hits, and he issued one walk. The left-hander gave up just one through the first five innings, but a two-run homer allowed to Andy Ibáñez turned a very good start into one that was just ok. Still, it's good enough for the win, and Suarez improves his record to 5-4 with a solid 3.60 ERA. He's scheduled to take the mound again next Tuesday against the Blue Jays.
Jordan Lyles gave up six runs in five innings to take a loss Tuesday to the Rangers.
Lyles pitched well on Wednesday against the Diamondbacks, but he wasn't facing the Diamondbacks on Tuesday. The right-hander allowed nine hits and three walks, and was pretty much in consistent trouble against the Los Angeles lineup on Tuesday. Lyles now sports an unhealthy 5.25 ERA and 1.43 WHIP over 120 innings in 22 appearances -- 21 of them starts. It probably goes without saying, but he's not a recommendation for Sunday's scheduled start against the Athletics.