MLBbro Triston McKenzie will be back on the mound tonight for Game 1 of a weekend series against the shockingly good Arizona Diamondbacks.
McKenzie shone brightly in his season debut in his first start after a long battle back from an injury that took ten weeks to recover from.
He threw five scoreless innings while striking out ten batters.
However, the MLBbro did not fare nearly as well in his second start. He once again lasted five innings, only this time he surrendered five earned runs and seven hits.
His pitches were still sharp and on point, so the Guardians still have much to be excited about with his return to the rotation. His start tonight against a dynamic Diamondbacks lineup will be a great test.
The Philadelphia Phillies have had mixed results with their significant off-season acquisition of MLBbro Taijuan Walker. He now sits at 6-3 with a 4.67 ERA. His last two starts have been stellar.
Last Tuesday, Walker went seven innings, allowing only two hits and striking out eight in a 1-0 win against the Detroit Tigers. And in his last start Sunday, the MLBbro went five scoreless innings, again only allowing two hits.
This resulted in a 7-3 run with the Los Angeles Dodgers. He faces an Athletics team that has been hot as of late. This will be a battle of strength versus strength.
The ups and downs of MLBbro Hunter Greene have Cinncinati Red’s fans excited and concerned at the same time. His electrifying speed and power on the mound helps to impose his will upon pitchers.
Greene dealt with some minor injury issues that resulted in a pushed-back start last week, but he is on track to start Saturday against the defending World Series champions, Houston Astros.
Although his record does not reflect his dominance (1-4), he has excelled this year, especially at striking out opposing batters. He has struck out at least eight batters in his last five outings.
Coming into the weekend, Greene sits at 97 Ks, which puts him top ten in Major League Baseball. A strong outing against the defending champs would undoubtedly make a bold statement for the MLBbro.