San Francisco has placed right-hander Mike Leake on the disabled list after he was scratched from today’s start with a hamstring injury.
By acquiring the impending free agent at the trade deadline the Giants were hoping to get 12-13 starts from Leake, but instead he tossed 6.1 innings of two-run ball in his Giants debut and will now miss at least three turns in the rotation.
Ryan Vogelsong, who’d been banished to the bullpen, will step into the rotation to face the Cubs in Leake’s place.
San Francisco traded right-hander Keury Mella and first baseman/third baseman Adam Duvall to Cincinnati in exchange for Leake, a previously durable 27-year-old with a 3.86 career ERA that includes a 3.53 mark this season.
Update (9:04 PM EST): The game went into a rain delay with one out in the bottom of the fifth inning of a 2-2 tie, so the game isn’t official yet. Which means the Orioles aren’t yet the official record holders.
A third-inning solo home run by Austin Meadows off of Asher Wojciechowski on Thurday night marked the 259th home run Orioles pitching has allowed this season, setting a new major league record, per MASN’s Roch Kubatko. The previous record was held by the 2016 Reds at 258. Willie Adames hit No. 260, a game-tying solo shot in the fifth inning. The Orioles will have 34 more games to add on to their record after tonight.
The Yankees have famously accounted for 61 of the 260 home runs (23.5%) against Orioles pitchers this season. The Red Sox are next at 28 followed by the Twins and Blue Jays at 23 each.
David Hess has accounted for the most home runs on the O’s staff, yielding 28 dingers. Dylan Bundy is next at 25 homers allowed.
The Orioles are not the only team that will pass the 2016 Reds. The Mariners are on pace to allow 275 home runs. The Yankees, 266. Phillies, 262. Angels, 259. Pretty amazing.