By Scott Barancik, Editor

Here are your MLB highlights for week of April 8-14, 2019:

At the plate

  • LF Joc Pederson (Dodgers) hit a cool .400 (8-for-20) with 3 HRs, 2 triples, 2 hit-by-pitches, and a .478 on-base percentage. Pederson struck out just 3 times, a low number for a player who has struck out at a 29% rate over his career. His 6 HRs this season are tied for #2 in the National League.
  • CF Kevin Pillar hit .231 (6-for-26) but made every hit count, stroking 4 HRs and a double, driving in 12 runs, getting hit by a pitch, and stealing a base.
  • 3B Alex Bregman (Astros) hit .231 (3-for-13) with a double, a stolen base, and a .412 OBP.
  • 1B Rowdy Tellez (Blue Jays) hit .200 (2-for-10) with a home run and 2 RBIs while striking out 7 times. His home run on April 11 traveled 505 feet, the longest HR in Fenway Park history.
  • 2B Ian Kinsler (Padres) hit .133 (2-for-15) with a double and a .278 on-base percentage.
  • RF Ryan Braun (Brewers) hit .095 (2-for-22) with a .136 OBP.

On the mound

  • Max Fried (Braves) pitched 6 shutout innings of nearly perfect ball in an April 9 start to earn his second win, yielding five hits and one walk while striking out 4. So far this season, he has a 0.00 ERA, has given up just 0.66 walks/hits per inning, and has held opponents to a .133 batting average.
  • Richard Bleier (Orioles) struggled in his only appearance, a 1.1-inning stint on April 9 in which he yielded 4 hits and 4 earned runs while striking out 2. Bleier subsequently was placed on the disabled list with left shoulder tendenitis.
  • Robert Stock (Padres) continued to falter, leading to a demotion to Triple-A on April 14. Stock gave up a hit a walk, and an earned run in a one-inning appearance on April 11, and walked the only two batters he faced on April 13.

Random good news

  • The Jewish Box Score shown on our Home Page now provides in-game updates.

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