[D’backs.com] Rojas’ 2 HRs can’t end D-backs’ road woes - As they have numerous times over the past five weeks, the D-backs came close to notching a win, only to wind up losing, this time falling, 7-5, to the Brewers at American Family Field. It was a franchise-record 16th straight road loss for Arizona, which has only five wins in its past 32 games.
[Arizona Sports] Josh Rojas homers twice, D-backs fall to Brewers for 16th straight road loss - After being no-hit until the eighth inning on Friday, the D-backs came out swinging as infielder Josh Rojas hit a leadoff home run in the first. A Josh Reddick RBI double in the fourth extended the D-backs lead, until Milwaukee stormed back to score three runs in the bottom of the fourth and two in the sixth. “These guys were very focused, they were engaged,” manager Torey Lovullo said postgame. “That’s what makes it hurt is that we’re right there and we just can’t seem to close the deal. We’ve got to find a way. That’s all we can do.” Rojas tacked on another homer for the D-backs in the seventh that was followed by a double by Ketel Marte and a home run from Eduardo Escobar to tie up the game.
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[Fish Stripes] Marlins overtake Padres for lowest winning percentage among active MLB franchises - There has been a lot of media discourse through the years about the lack of size and intensity of the Marlins fanbase. Why does the baseball-crazed South Florida community fail to embrace the Fish? The Marlins have had the good fortune to win multiple World Series during the Wild Card era. So how come television viewership of their games is so paltry and opposing teams’ fans outnumber local diehards at LoanDepot Park? If it’s still not working after nearly three full decades, maybe the Bruce Sherman/Derek Jeter ownership group should be exploring relocation possibilities? While some unique factors have challenged their growth, the main turn-off is quite simple: the Marlins have given us a terrible product during their existence. Despite those fun title runs, they’ve been so non-competitive in most seasons that their overall all-time winning percentage is just .463 (when you round up). How bad is that? It’s the lowest among the 30 active franchises.
[USA Today] DeGrom fans 11 in 7 dominant innings, Mets blank Padres 4-0 - Jacob deGrom kept up his dominance of major league hitters, striking out 11 over seven innings and pitching the New York Mets past the high-powered San Diego Padres 4-0 Saturday night. Francisco Lindor homered and doubled to back the latest brilliant performance by deGrom (5-2). The Mets ended San Diego’s team-record 12-game home winning streak that began a month ago on May 5. In complete charge throughout, deGrom allowed just three hits and walked one. The two-time NL Cy Young Award winner has given up just four earned runs in 58 innings and has a 0.62 ERA. “Honestly, I try not to think about it (the miniscule ERA),” deGrom said. “I try and go out there and put us in a position to win.”
[MLB.com] The best non-All-Stars on every team - The next month is going to be frenzied. Who’s going to be voted into the All-Star Game? Who else is going to be on one of baseball’s grandest stages? Will anyone be healthy enough to still be standing by then?