In exchange, the Orioles sent outfielder Hyun Soo Kim, minor league reliever Garrett Cleavinger and international signing bonus money to the Phillies. He's on pace to hit 52 doubles this season, which would rank third all-time in team history behind Chuck Klein (59 in 1930) and Ed Delahanty (56 in 1899).His defense - remember, he was a Gold Glove finalist last year in just his second season playing the outfield - remains strong. Newcomb came into the game with a 1-5 record and 4.81 ERA but had the Phillies mostly off-balance in his five innings of work.
"I was just kind of hanging out in my chair and then they told me and I had to put on my cleats pretty quick". "For the last year and a half, he has delivered incredible stability to this pitching staff. He has held up his end of the bargain magnificently".
Jim Johnson blew another save by allowing a home run in the ninth inning on Saturday versus the Phillies.
Aaron Altherr homered twice for Philadelphia.
He ended the year hitting.301 with an.802 OPS and was primed for a full year of that platoon role in 2017, even opting not to play in the World Baseball Classic in order to better prepare for the season.
"It's great, because you always get an opportunity when you are going into a race or being traded to a team in first place already", Kendrick said after the trade. Teheran's trade value might currently be higher than Hellickson's due to the recent run he is having. So I touched first and I think (catcher Andrew) Knapp was the first one there to give me a big hug. Now that Hellickson is a member of the O's, when will he make his first start and who will he replace? Nick Williams was hit by a pitch on the left foot in the fifth inning but remained in the game. Our best hope for the future of this organization is to replace Duquette this offseason, if for no reason other than to bring in somebody who will be invested in the long-term (Duquette's contract expires after next season) success of this franchise and figure out what the hell to do with Manny Machado.
Braves: OF Matt Kemp strained his right hamstring as he rounded first base after a liner off the wall in left. That leaves the Nationals' net cost at $190,027 - the difference between a prorated share of the $535,000 minimum and the $1,775,956 Kendrick is owed for the rest of the season. Eickhoff was sharp in this one, yielding just three hits and two walks while striking out six Milwaukee batters.
While the game may have been a bit slow in spots tonight, there were a few times in the broadcast we got a sneak peek on the events going on in Cooperstown.
Toronto again scooped him up, but the Phillies acquired him via trade in late April. He tossed five shutout innings to get the win in a 10-3 decision.
He entered the game in the 10th at third base, as part of a double-switch.
Phillies: Kendrick (bruised left hand) was out of the lineup one game after getting hit by a pitch.
Phillies: RHP Vince Velasquez (2-6, 5.49) takes the mound for Philadelphia. They are also 6-2 against the Braves this year with a +6 run differential.