Recapping the events of April 13:
Former Mets and Braves reliever Blaine Boyer put himself on the market by electing free agency over a minor league assignment by the Mets (link).
Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard had an X-ray on his right wrist after getting hit by a pitch Wednesday (link). The results were fine, and Howard feels he may return Thursday. It should be a weekend return by the latest.
University of Georgia outfielder Zach Cone was the focus of Mike Newman's scouting report (link). Cone figures to be a potential first-round pick in this year's draft, but a recent habit of lunging in the box has caused a step back.
Phillies 3, Nationals 2
(PHI) Roy Halladay: 9 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 9 K
(WAS) John Lannan: 6 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 3 K
- The Phillies moved to 8-3 and the Nationals to 5-6 on the season. Roy Halladay took a shutout into the ninth inning before allowing two runs.
Rockies 5, Mets 4
(COL) Troy Tulowitzki: 3-4, 2B, HR, 3 RBI, BB
(NYM) Angel Pagan: 2-2, 3B, RBI
- The Mets moved to 4-7 and the Rockies are 8-2. Jonathan Niese allowed five runs in six innings for the Mets. Esmil Rogers allowed three runs in 5.2 innings for the Rockies.
- Troy Tulowitzki is picking up where he left off, recording 12 RBI with another double, homer day.