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-Arrieta has pitched at least 6 innings in his last 3 starts - beating the Braves & Dodgers, losing to the Giants.  He's now 5-3 on the year with a 2.66 ERA.  Next scheduled start is Saturday afternoon at home against the Brew Crew.

 

-Carpenter has hit safely in 7 of his last 10, and had 3 hits last night against the Marlins.  He's brought his season average up to .225 and his OPS up to .747 to go along with 7 HR and 21 RBI.

 

-Cashner continues to be an innings-eater for the Orioles, but he's dropped to 2-7 on the year now and is carrying an ERA of 5.02.  Next scheduled start is Thursday in Toronto.

 

-Holaday is mostly pinch-hitting for the Marlins these days, and got a hit in his last appearance.  He's totaled 52 ABs for the year, hitting .173 with 1 HR & 3 RBI.

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-Arrieta gave up 4 runs in 5+ IP Saturday against Milwaukee.  The loss drops him to 5-4 on the year and bumps his ERA up to 2.97.  He'll get another shot at the Brewers in his next start, this coming Friday at Miller Park.

 

-Carpenter has 10 hits in his current 6-game hit streak for the Cardinals, raising his season average to .236 to go along with 8 HR & 23 RBI.

 

-Cashner lost again last time out, giving up 3 runs in 6 IP against the Blue Jays.  He drops to 2-8 on the year, but his ERA edged down to 4.98.  Next scheduled start is Wednesday at home against Boston.

 

-Holaday went 0-3 in his only start behind the plate this week for the Marlins.  He's now hitting .166 for the year.

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While Holaday has been struggling at the plate, the same cannot be said for his play behind it.  He's thrown out 7 consecutive base-runners attempting to steal a base on him, which is a new Marlins franchise record and makes him the first MLB catcher to do so since 2011.

 

The all-time MLB record, by the way, is 12.

 

Miami Herald: This Marlin set a record and didn't even know it

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-Arrieta has now dropped his last three starts - giving up a combined 13 earned runs in 14+ total innings across the three.  He's now 5-5 on the year with a 3.33 ERA. Next scheduled start is this afternoon at home against the Cardinals.

 

-Carpenter is hot coming into the showdown with Arrieta.  He's hit safely in 8 of his last 10 - and in each of the last two, he's gone deep and hit a double.  He's now hitting .239 for the year with 12 HR, 30 RBI and an OPS of an even .800

 

-Cashner, sure enough, only ended up missing one start - he's scheduled to be on the bump for the O's tonight against the Nationals in DC.

 

-Holaday collected three base hits over the past week to bring his season average up to .179 - can't tell if his runners caught stealing streak is still intact or not.

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2 hours ago, Lyle Lanley II said:

Carpenter went 5-for-5 last night against the Indians - including 2 home runs, a double and 3 RBI.

 

He's brought his average for the season up to .259 and his OPS up to .873.  15 HR & 36 RBI.

 

Wow. That’s a good night. 

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-Arrieta took a no-decision in his last start - giving up 2 earned runs on 4 hits and 2 walks in 5 IP against the Nationals.  He's now 5-6 on the year with a 3.54 ERA.  His 61 K's against 29 BBs for the year for a ration of 2.10:1 - well short of what he was producing in his prime seasons with the Cubs.  Next scheduled start is Saturday afternoon in Pittsburgh.

 

-Carpenter has stayed hot recently. He's 13-for-34 (.382) over the last 10 games - including 7 extra-base hits and 8 drawn walks.  He's now batting .255 for the year with 15 HR, 36 RBI and an .861 OPS.

 

-Cashner has now registered a no-decision in three straight starts, although he's shaved a half-point off of his ERA by giving up just 4 runs in 16 total IP in that span.  He remains 2-8 on the year with a 4.48 ERA.  Next scheduled start is Thursday night in Minneapolis.

 

-Holaday collected three base hits and drove in a run over the past week.  His average for the season stays level since the last update - .179 - and he has 7 total RBI on the year.

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-Arrieta looked sharp last time out - 8 K's to just 1 BB, 2 runs in 7 IP.  Picks up a W to improve to 6-6, shaves his ERA down to 3.47.  Last scheduled start before the All-Star break is Friday night in Miami.

 

-Carpenter, as mentioned previously, is on the ballot to be the last member of the NL All-Star team (Vote HERE).  He went deep Sunday against the Giants, raising his season average to .258 - it was his 17th big fly of the year, tallied his 41st RBI and brought his OPS up to .878

 

-Cashner lowered his ERA to 4.39 at home against the Yankees, by giving up just 2 earned runs in 6 innings last time out, but go no run support and took the L to fall to 2-9 on the year.  He'll start twice more before the break, both at home: Tuesday vs. the Yankees and next Sunday against the Rangers.

 

-Holaday collected a 2-run single and a walk Monday night against Milwaukee.  He's now hitting .172 for the year with 1 HR & 10 RBI.

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9 hours ago, Lyle Lanley II said:

 

 

-Holaday collected a 2-run single and a walk Monday night against Milwaukee.  He's now hitting .172 for the year with 1 HR & 10 RBI.

 

 

Holaday was struck out by the Nationals  1st baseman on Sunday.

 

 

http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/24041677/mark-reynolds-washington-nationals-pitches-day-10-rbi-game

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29 minutes ago, Radio Shack Killa said:

 

 

Holaday was struck out by the Nationals  1st baseman on Sunday.

 

 

http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/24041677/mark-reynolds-washington-nationals-pitches-day-10-rbi-game

 

He retired the only hitter he faced, getting pinch hitter Bryan Holaday to ground out to first base.

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17 hours ago, Lyle Lanley II said:

Carpenter putting on a show at Wrigley this afternoon.

Long day for Cubs as Cardinals' Matt Carpenter hits 3 homers and 2 doubles in 18-5 victory

The Cardinals won 18-5 with 12 of them reaching base. They really needed only one guy, though: First baseman Matt Carpenter went 5-for-5 with three home runs and two doubles.

 

The last big-leaguer to do that? Kris Bryant, in 2016.

 

And before that? No one.

 

“He’s a pretty cool guy to share it with,” Bryant said, noting that Carpenter opened the season in a funk, batting .140 through May 15. He’s now at .274 after raising his average 11 points in one game.

 

Carpenter’s first blast was epic, a drive off the video board in right field that displays the lineups. He homered again off Lester in the second and took fellow left-hander Brian Duensing out of the park in the sixth.

 

His 16 total bases tied the Cardinals’ single-game franchise record. He also tied Lou Brock’s Cardinals record with his 21st career leadoff home run.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/cubs/ct-spt-cubs-cardinals-20180720-story.html#

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14 hours ago, PurpleDawg said:

Long day for Cubs as Cardinals' Matt Carpenter hits 3 homers and 2 doubles in 18-5 victory

The Cardinals won 18-5 with 12 of them reaching base. They really needed only one guy, though: First baseman Matt Carpenter went 5-for-5 with three home runs and two doubles.

 

The last big-leaguer to do that? Kris Bryant, in 2016.

 

And before that? No one.

 

“He’s a pretty cool guy to share it with,” Bryant said, noting that Carpenter opened the season in a funk, batting .140 through May 15. He’s now at .274 after raising his average 11 points in one game.

 

Carpenter’s first blast was epic, a drive off the video board in right field that displays the lineups. He homered again off Lester in the second and took fellow left-hander Brian Duensing out of the park in the sixth.

 

His 16 total bases tied the Cardinals’ single-game franchise record. He also tied Lou Brock’s Cardinals record with his 21st career leadoff home run.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/cubs/ct-spt-cubs-cardinals-20180720-story.html#

 

He’s now homered in 6 straight games...

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-Arrieta is now 7-6 on the year with a 3.47 ERA, with 74 K's against 36 BB.  Next scheduled start is Wednesday afternoon at home against the Dodgers.

 

-Carpenter entered Sunday's game with 9 HR & 15 RBI in his last 10 games.  He's now hitting .278 for the year with 25 HR, 53 RBI, 30 doubles and a .978 OPS.

 

-Cashner took a no decision - his 4th in his last 5 starts for the Orioles - Sunday afternoon in Toronto.  He's still 2-9 on the season with a 4.40 ERA, 83 K's against 44 BB.  Next scheduled start is Friday night at home against Tampa.  After that, he's currently slated to start against the Rangers in Arlington on Thursday, August 2nd.

 

-Holaday has a 4-game hit streak going for the Marlins, during which he's driven in 4 runs.  He's now hitting .183 for the year with 1 HR, 12 RBI and a.465 OPS

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First, the good news:

 

-Carpenter was just named NL Player of the Month, the first such honor of his career - after having hit .333 with 11 home runs in July.  He's now batting .279 for the year with 26 HR (2nd in the NL), 57 RBI and a .906 OPS.

 

-Arrieta has regained his form after a below-par June.  He's 4-0 in his last 5 starts, and the Phillies are 6-0 in his last 6 starts.  On Tuesday, he struck out 7 (and walked none) while giving up just 1 run in 7 innings against the Red Sox at Fenway.  He's now 9-6 on the year with a 3.32 ERA.  Next scheduled start is Monday night against the D'Backs in Phoenix.

 

...then the status quo:

 

-Holaday followed up his 4-game hit streak by going 0-5 across his last two appearances for the Marlins.

 

...then the bad:

 

-Cashner got absolutely rocked last night in Arlington, giving up 10 runs in an inning and two-thirds.  The loss drops him to 3-10 on the year, and raises his ERA from 4.33 to 5.05.

 

 

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