Salazar allowed four runs (three earned) on four hits and two walks with five strikeouts over four innings in a no-decision Tuesday against the Nationals.
Salazar failed to complete five innings for the first time since he allowed four runs over 4.1 innings May 22nd against Boston. He still remains undefeated since then, as Cleveland's ninth inning comeback saved him from his first loss in over two months. He still owns an excellent 2.89 ERA supported by a nifty 130:49 K:BB in 115.1 innings.
Rendon homered, scored twice and knocked in two runs in a 2-for-4 game in Tuesday's loss to Cleveland.
After hitting just five home runs in 80 games last year, Rendon has 12 in 96 games in 2016. While he hasn't totally rediscovered his form from 2014, when he hit 21 homers in 153 game, Rendon is showing plus power for a second baseman, particularly of late, as he has five home runs in July alone. He is one of just 14 second basemen with double-digit home runs this season.
Eickhoff (6-12) allowed just one run on five hits and a walk and struck out eight over seven innings but still took the loss Tuesday against Miami.
Eickhoff continues to get almost no support from his teammates. Entering Tuesday, the Phillies were giving Eickhoff just 3.4 runs of support per game started, which tied him for sixth-lowest in the National League with Atlanta's Matt Wisler. He is clearly not as bad as his record -- after Tuesday's gem, he owns a 3.83 ERA and a slick 111:31 K:BB in 127 innings.
George left Tuesday's USA exhibition matchup against China with a minor left calf strain and will not return, Scott Agness of Vigilant Sports reports.
George is dealing with a minor calf strain, but he's reportedly only being held out as a precautionary measure considering Team USA had double the score of the Chinese by halftime. It's not expected to be serious and George will likely be available as early as Friday's exhibition game versus Venezuela. He finished the night playing just under 10 minutes, posting six points, one rebound, two assists and a block.
The 22-year-old second baseman is hitting .277/.331/.471 with 13 home runs in 346 at-bats in the Pacific Coast League. He would offer some short-term infield depth for the Mets if they choose to recall him Wednesday. It's not a lock that Herrera would see steady playing time in the short term, as he is strictly a second baseman and the Mets have seemed unwilling to try Neil Walker at third base.
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