Cory Mazzoni: 6 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 10 K. Mazzoni's last five starts: 31.2 innings, 27 H, 18 R, 12 ER, 8 BB, 44 K and a 3.41 ERA. Opponents hitting are hitting .233/.282/.362 against him with a 35% strikeout rate and a 6.3% walk rate. Why has the strikeout rate risen so dramatically? I do not know, yet.
Cesar Puello (1-for-5) slid back to right field, while Darrell Ceciliani (1-for-4) who has been nursing a strained grain returned to play center.