Garcia (10-13) lasted just one inning and allowed two runs on four hits in a loss Monday to the Reds.
Brandon Phillips stole third base off Garcia, who didn't appear to look him back at all, and that may have been the real reason why Garcia wasn't even allowed back for the second inning -- after all, he threw just 21 pitches, and worse first innings have been endured. Garcia hasn't won a game since Aug. 16; in eight starts since, he has a 7.36 ERA, 1.64 WHIP, and 0-5 record. His season will all but certainly end with a 4.67 ERA in 32 starts, the worst of his career as a regular starter.
Adleman (3-4) allowed just two runs on four hits and struck out four over seven innings in the win Monday over St. Louis.
Adelman has three quality starts in his past four outings and has allowed more than three runs just once in 12 starts this season. He pitches to contact and has just a 6.0 K/9, and his lack of swing and miss stuff probably limits him to a mid-rotation ceiling. Still, Adelman is having a breakout age 28 season, and with the Reds containing few sure thing starting pitchers, he's putting himself in great position to win a job in 2017.
Selsky homered, drove in four and scored twice in a 5-for-5 game Monday against the Cardinals.
Selsky had just nine major league hits in 18 games entering Monday. The 27-year-old 33rd-round pick had himself a night he'll never forget. Unfortunately, he has struck out an absurd 15 times in just 39 plate appearances (38.4 percent). He hit .280/.363/.459 in 85 games for Cincinnati's Triple-A squad this year, but his power has been inconsistent in the minors. He'll need to show he can put the ball over the fence consistently if he wants a sustained chance at a major league role in the future.
Diaz gave up two runs on four hits to blow his third save Monday against Houston.
Diaz was 17-for-19 in save opportunities with a 2.82 ERA in his first 22.1 innings as closer with an eye-popping 32 strikeouts. This marks the first time all season Diaz has allowed more than three hits in an inning, and given his blazing fastball, it's not something we should get accustomed to. Expect Diaz to continue as Seattle's closer throughout the regular season and into the playoffs should the Mariners qualify.
McHugh allowed two runs on six hits and three walks with six strikeouts over seven innings in a no-decision Monday against the Mariners.
McHugh has allowed two runs or fewer in five of his past six starts and hasn't dropped a decision since August 13 against Toronto. With Lance McCullers and Dallas Keuchel banged up, McHugh is effectively Houston's ace despite his 4.53 season ERA. McHugh posted a 3.89 ERA with 171 strikeouts in 203.2 innings in 2015 and has looked much more like that pitcher of late.
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