Say hello to your newest JML: Ryan John “Rowdy” Tellez, a 6’4″, 225-pound first baseman called up by the Toronto Blue Jays yesterday. He had 22 doubles and 13 home runs with 50 RBIs in 112 games for AAA Buffalo before being promoted. he did not appear ion last night’5 4-0 loss to the visiting Tampa Bay Rays. The Jays (62-76) had only three hits, and none of the came off the bat of Kevin Pillar, who went 0-for-4. By the way, Pillar was the Jay’s nominee for the 2018 Roberto Clemente Award, given to “a player who best represents the game of baseball through extraordinary character, community involvement, philanthropy and positive contributions, both on and off the field.””
Alex Bregman moves closer to elite status. He had three hits last night — all doubles, giving him 46 — scored a run and drove the first and last runs of the game for the Houston Astros (86-53) in their 5-2 win over the visiting Minnesota Twins.
Ian Kinsler was 1-4 with a walk and a run as the Boston Red Sox (96-44) beat the host Atlanta Braves, 5-1.
Ryan Braun was 2-for-5 with a run scored out of the clean-up spot as the Milwaukee Brewers drubbed the visiting Chicago Cubs, 11-1.
Joc Pederson was announced as a piunch hitter but was himself pinch-hit for as the LA Dodgers (76-63) scored six times in the seventh inning to bat the visiting NY Mets 11-4.
Tough outing to Robert Stock: he allowed three runs (two earned) on three hits and a walk with one strikeout in 1.2 innings of relief as the San Diego Padres (55-86) were shut out, 6-0, by the host Arizona Diamondbacks.
Ryan Lavarnway did not appear for the Pittsburgh Pirates (68-71) in their 7-4 win over the visiting Cincinnati Reds.
Gabe Kapler‘s Philadelphia Phillies (73-65) beat the host Miami Marlins, 9-4.