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Ketel Marte drove in four runs, including a two-out, two-run triple to break a sixth-inning tie, reliever Yoshihisa Hirano helped Arizona weather a ninth-inning scare for his first big league save and the Diamondbacks pulled closer in the NL West It turns out that there was more to it than that. Barring sudden extensions, each is likely to sign his next contract at the age of 26, and each has accomplished historic feats to date. Braves Prediction The Washington Nationals and host Atlanta Braves have each won a game in their three-game series heading into today's finale. He had a torn labrum as well, and it was repaired during his What's New

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They were 1-for-7 with runners in scoring position Tuesday and stranded nine on base -- including three in the eighth inning. They also loaded the bases in the second before Dee Gordon grounded into an inning-ending double play. The Padres might have lost Luis Urias, considered one of the second base prospects in baseball, for the rest of the season.

Urias pulled his left hamstring trying to beat out an infield grounder in the eighth inning and had to be helped off the field by Green and trainer Mark Rogow.

Hopefully it's nothing big, but he's doubtful at this point in time. Padres rookie left-hander Joey Lucchesi , 3. Lucchesi beat the Mariners on Aug. LeBlanc is with a 2. LeBlanc was a second-round pick of the Padres in and made his major league debut with them in , staying in San Diego through Our weekly newsletter is loaded with exclusive free picks,insight and advice from our expert handicappers.

Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS is strictly prohibited. Such a high fWAR total at an incredibly young age sets each on a great start towards a Hall of Fame career, but the two young phenoms have gotten there in vastly different ways.

The wunderkind topped out at a tremendous 35 defensive runs saved during his first full MLB season back in , and has accrued 84 DRS there across nearly 6, innings to date. Harper, on the other hand, is a bit more of a pure offensive talent.

After entering the majors as a teenager, Harper has put up a. The biggest knock on the one-time prodigy has been his lack of consistency. There are a variety of factors that could still change prior to these players hitting the open market. Keeping with that thought, which player do you think will earn a bigger free agent payday this offseason? Poll link for app users. With a hat tip to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN for the stats, the recent Saturday contest between the Marlins and Phillies was the first non-DH game since in which no pitcher recorded a plate appearance.

It was also just the fourth game in MLB history in which no pitcher tallied more than six outs. That lead, and the talent that backed up the position in the standings, was enough to prompt ownership and management to make a few upgrades prior to the July 31st non-waiver trade deadline. Indeed, the club continued to make moves afterwards, including the acquisitions of Justin Bour and Jose Bautista. The club sits 6. The offense, rotation and bullpen have all suffered setbacks at key moments, which has resulted in the team losing major ground in the playoff hunt.

So, that is our job, to move the needle, to stay current and win baseball games. I will not sit here and tell you the chemistry changed in such a way that that is the reason we struggled. Klentak acknowledged that the team considered that possibility as the deadline approached, but felt compelled to go for it and acquire Wilson Ramos , Asdrubal Cabrera and Aaron Loup.

Though the playoffs are now a long shot for a Phillies club sitting 5. Presumably, then, these negotiations took place during a year when Machado was not yet arbitration-eligible. After all, he required surgery on both knees at different points throughout his career. Machado will hit the open market on the heels of his fourth consecutive season of at least 33 homers, and a wOBA north of.

The year-old former No. Best wishes to Searage in his recovery. A return in seems like a long shot, McCosky adds. Fulmer, 25, has struggled through the least-productive season of his big league career so far in , pitching to a 4. His strikeout percentage is right in line with his levels from the season that won him American League Rookie of the Year honors, and his By measure of Statcast, the average exit velocity of a ball hit against Fulmer is up nearly three miles per hour from The injury to Fulmer is particularly notable given his status as a player who now perennially frequents the rumor circuit during periods of heightened trade activity.

He also missed nearly a month of action due to an oblique strain earlier this summer. The rebuilding Tigers have dramatically improved their farm system and feature a number of high-upside rotation candidates atop their prospect rankings — Casey Mize , Franklin Perez , Beau Burrows , Alex Faedo , Matt Manning — so perhaps their rebuild could come together a bit more quickly than initially expected.

Fulmer may have had a down year in , but young pitchers with multiple years of team control are still the most coveted assets on the trade market. Brian Dozier , mired in a dreadful slump after a hot first week with the Dodgers , spoke to Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register about those struggles. Right-hander Jeremy Hellickson may have thrown his last pitch as a member of the Nationals. Injuries notwithstanding, this will go down as a successful season for Hellickson after he had to settle for a minor league deal over the winter.