The following are updates on area
Marco Estrada (Glendale Community College, 2003) pitcher,
Making a spot-start Saturday, Estrada more than held his own. Estrada surrendered one hit in five innings and three relievers backed him up in Milwaukee's 1-0 home victory against the
Estrada improved to 3-7 and took the mound in place of
"I was trying to give the guys at least six, seven innings," Estrada told the Associated Press. "Fortunately, it was only five, but you know [it] kept us in the game. That's all that matters.
"The bullpen came in and did an outstanding job. We got a win. That's what matters."
Estrada's other win as a starter came April 6, the same day his contract was selected from the Triple-A Nashville Sounds. He beat the
Estrada has made 33 appearances for the Brewers, who entered Monday night's home game against the
He struggled in his last start Friday against the visiting
McCarthy was knocked out of the game when he was struck by an
"I don't know what it feels like to have a knee blown apart or to do something serious to it, but it didn't feel like anything too horrible," McCarthy told the Associated Press. "It wasn't even the first thing I noticed. When I tried to stand up, I noticed it. I was in pain but I knew it wasn't too horribly serious.
"I'm not really thrilled with the whole day, but all things considered, it's not as bad as it could be."
In McCarthy's previous start against the host
"He was terrific," Oakland Manager Bob Melvin told the Associated Press. "He's been as consistent a guy as we've had."
Through Friday, McCarthy was 5-6 with a 3.62 ERA. He's struck out 74 and walked 16 in 112 innings.
Oakland entered Monday night's home game against the visiting
Washington Manager Davey Johnson said Slaten probably should pitch again this season, though it wasn't clear when he would return.
Slaten is 0-1 with a 2.19 ERA. He's struck out eight and walked eight in 12 1/3 innings and was placed on the disabled list June 4.