D-backs lose Steven Souza Jr. again to DL stint
Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Steven Souza Jr. is going back on the 10-day disabled list because of a strain of the right pectoral muscle.
Travis Jankowski (L), 30.3 percent, San Diego Padres at Washington Nationals: Play the Padres’ outfield platoon game depending on who’s starting for Washington. The frontrunner heading into Tuesday is Erick Fedde, who has lost his prospect hype and has seen mixed results at Triple-A Syracuse with a 4.35 ERA. Jankowski, now the majority center field, has cooled off after a recent run but has continued producing against righties (.382/.460/.509 in 55 at-bats this year).
Swap in right-handed Jose Pirela (17.3 percent) should Washington announce a lefty instead.
Guillermo Heredia (R), 0.7 percent, Seattle Mariners at Oakland Athletics: Long classified as a mere platoon player, Heredia is getting a shot to play nearly every day in center field in the initial stages of Robinson Cano’s suspension, and he’s 4-for-10 in the past four games. He’s worth a trial Paul Molitor Jersey as a fifth mixed-league outfielder. The best guess for Oakland seems to be Daniel Gossett or Kendall Graveman, both quite hittable.
Phillies: SS J.P. Crawford (right elbow strain) fielded grounders at extended spring training. … RHP Pat Neshek (right forearm strain) played catch.
RHP Jake Arrieta (3-2, 2.82 ERA) starts for the Phillies while LHP Luiz Gohara (0-0, 1.29 ERA) goes for the Braves. Arrieta is 3-1 with a 2.76 ERA in five career starts vs. Atlanta. Gohara struck out nine and allowed one run in seven innings in his only outing vs. Philadelphia last season and lost.
Joe Kelly finished the eighth, and Craig Kimbrel got into a bases-loaded jam before getting his 14th save in 16 chances when Mallex Smith grounded into a game-ending forceout on his 32nd pitch of the ninth. Jesus Sucre led off with a single, pinch-hitter Brad Miller doubled with two outs and Rob Refsynder walked.
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Limited Paul Worrilow Jersey Betts hit a go-ahead, three-run drive in the third off Jake Faria (3-3), who left two batters later because of a strained left oblique. Faria was replaced with a 1-2 count on Hanley Ramirez by Austin Pruitt, who gave up one run in 5 1/3 innings.
Cash said Faria is going to miss some time.