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Rafael Ortega
Reaches base three times
OFChicago Cubs
August 5, 2021
Ortega went 2-for-4 with an RBI, a run scored and a walk Thursday against the Rockies.
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Jake Arrieta
Surrenders three home runs
PChicago Cubs
August 5, 2021
Arrieta allowed four earned runs on nine hits and no walks while striking out two across four innings Thursday against the Rockies. He did not factor into the decision.
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Pavin Smith
Drives in three in return
1BArizona Diamondbacks
August 5, 2021
Smith went 2-for-5 with three RBI in Thursday's loss to San Francisco.
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Kris Bryant
Strokes three hits in win
3BSan Francisco Giants
August 5, 2021
Bryant went 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles Thursday against the Diamondbacks.
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Tyler Clippard
Tagged with blown save
PArizona Diamondbacks
August 5, 2021
Clippard allowed a run on two hits with one strikeout in a blown save Thursday against the Giants.
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Sam Hilliard
Swinging hot bat
OFColorado Rockies
August 5, 2021
Hilliard went 1-for-4 with a solo home run Thursday against the Cubs
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Jake McGee
Slams door in extras
PSan Francisco Giants
August 5, 2021
McGee threw a scoreless inning with one strikeout to secure his 24th save Thursday against Arizona.
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Travis d'Arnaud
Set to return soon
CAtlanta Braves
Thumb
August 5, 2021
D'Arnaud (thumb) is expected to return for the team's upcoming series against Cincinnati, though he hasn't been ruled out for the team's weekend series against Washington, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.
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Merrill Kelly
Puts up zeroes over eight innings
PArizona Diamondbacks
August 5, 2021
Kelly took a no-decision Thursday after tossing eight scoreless innings against the Giants, allowing three hits and two walks with four strikeouts.
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Connor Joe
Slugs third homer
OFColorado Rockies
August 5, 2021
Joe went 2-for-4 with a solo home run Thursday against the Cubs.
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Alex Wood
Rough outing Thursday
PSan Francisco Giants
August 5, 2021
Wood allowed four runs on seven hits and three walks over four innings in a no-decision Thursday against Arizona. He had five strikeouts.
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Juan Soto
Dealing with knee pain
OFWashington Nationals
Knee
August 5, 2021
Soto experienced pain in his knee after scoring in the ninth inning of Thursday's game, Gene Wang of the Washington Post reports.
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Antonio Senzatela
Falls apart late
PColorado Rockies
August 5, 2021
Senzatela allowed four earned runs on seven hits and one walk while striking out six across 4.2 innings Thursday against the Cubs. He did not factor into the decision.
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Dinelson Lamet
Tosses one inning in rehab outing
PSan Diego Padres
Forearm
August 5, 2021
Lamet (forearm) hurled one inning for Low-A Lake Elsinore on Wednesday, allowing one run on one hit and a walk while striking out two.
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Daniel Bard
Tallies 17th save
PColorado Rockies
August 5, 2021
Bard did not allow a baserunner and struck out one in a scoreless ninth inning to earn the save Thursday against the Cubs.
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Trevor Story
Smacks two homers
SSColorado Rockies
August 5, 2021
Story went 2-for-4 with two home runs and three RBI on Thursday against the Cubs.
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AJ Pollock
Still red hot at plate
OFLos Angeles Dodgers
August 5, 2021
Pollock went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Wednesday's victory versus the Astros.
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Will Smith
Clubs three-run homer
CLos Angeles Dodgers
August 5, 2021
Smith went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run and a walk in Wednesday's 7-5 win over the Astros.
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Justus Sheffield
Set for rehab assignment
PSeattle Mariners
Forearm
August 5, 2021
Sheffield (forearm) is set to appear in his first rehab outing Sunday with High-A Everett, Jen Mueller of Root Sports Northwest reports.
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Ender Inciarte
Lands minor-league deal
OFCincinnati Reds  AAA
August 5, 2021
Inciarte signed a minor-league contract with the Reds on Thursday.
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Trevor Bauer
Administrative leave extended again
PLos Angeles Dodgers
Not Injury Related
August 5, 2021
Bauer's administrative leave will be extended through Aug. 13, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
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Lucas Sims
Back-to-back outings
PCincinnati Reds
Elbow
August 5, 2021
Sims (elbow) is scheduled to pitch the second of back-to-back days on his rehab assignment with Triple-A Louisville on Thursday, and if all goes well he could be officially back with the big league club over the weekend, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports. "If it goes well tonight and he recovers well the next couple of days, it'll probably be a tough decision of whether to have him pitch one more time in Triple-A or be active later this weekend," manager David Bell said.
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Eugenio Suarez
Batting eighth
3BCincinnati Reds
August 5, 2021
Suarez, who is batting eighth Thursday night against the Pirates, has been working to improve against high fastballs, a particular weak point of his this season, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
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Clarke Schmidt
Rehab stint transferred to Double-A
PNew York Yankees
Elbow
August 5, 2021
Schmidt (elbow) had his rehab assignment transferred to Double-A Somerset on Thursday.
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Yuli Gurriel
Sitting again Thursday
1BHouston Astros
Neck
August 5, 2021
Gurriel (neck) is out of the lineup Thursday against the Twins, Danielle Lerner of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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