- Travis d'Arnaud can't be too far from Toronto, as the Blue Jays prospect went 4-for-5 with a double and a homer, and is now hitting .343 on the season, says Ashley Marshall of MiLB.com.
- With the Giants offensive struggles in the infield, games like Nick Noonan had on Tuesday would be a welcome occurance in the majors. Noonan collected five hits, including two doubles, and raised his batting average to .312 on the season, notes David Heck of MiLB.com.
- Even when Deck McGuire keeps his team in the game, he can't get a win, as the former Blue Jays first-rounder allowed three runs in five innings - one of his better starts of the rough season - but still took his eighth loss of the year.
- Brett Oberholtzer outpitched Keyvius Sampson on Tuesday, as the Astros lefty allowed just one run in 7 2/3 innings, striking out eight and earning his fifth win of the season, handing the loss to the Padres righty, who gave up four runs in six innings.
- Cody Buckel got back to his dominating ways, as the Rangers righty tossed six shutout innings, striking out five.
- Max Stassi and Miles Head both homered to help lead their Stockton teammates to victory.
- The A's sent A.J. Cole back to Low-A ball after he posted an 0-7 record and a 7.82 ERA in the California League to start the season, but he's seemed to have turned it around recently, allowing just a run over six innings, notes J.J. Cooper of Baseball America.
- Nationals 2011 first-rounder Alex Meyer threw his first career shutout in a rain-shortened six inning outing in which Meyer struck out five, according to David Heck.