St. Louis’ Trevor Rosenthal picked up his 100th career save last week, become the 142nd pitcher to reach that mark. How many of this 142 have been left-handed? Answer at end of these notes.... Since Aug. 24 of last season, the Mets have hit 29 home runs at Citizens Bank Park, home of the Phillies. How many have the Phillies hit there in that time? 29.... Jose Reyes might have played his last game with the Colorado Rockies. Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post thinks the team will release him after he completes his probable suspension under MLB’s domestic violence policy. Reyes is owed $46.25 million through 2018…. The Rangers’ decision to extend Adrian Beltre for two years means that top prospect Joey Gallo will probably shift from third base to first base….. Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle on a woman playing in the majors: “I still believe firmly there is going to be a day where there is a female player in the big leagues. I got that. Where it goes, I don’t know. I don’t believe I’ll be in the dugout to see it.” ... The Reds have demoted J.J. Hoover as their closer and will go with a committee of Tony Cingrani, Blake Wood and Caleb Cotham.... In a bid to return to the majors, free-agent right-hander Tim Lincecum has built up his endurance to where he feels ready to showcase his ability to any interested teams, his representatives say.... Since Aug. 1, Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta is 15-0 with an ERA of 0.53 and 56 hits allowed in 119 1/3 innings, with 115 strikeouts and 20 walks.... Remember how bad Mat Latos was with the Dodgers (0-3, 6.66 ERA)? He is 3-0 with an ERA of 0.49 in three starts with the White Sox this season.... The Rangers have won 14 straight games started by Cole Hamels, one short of the franchise record of Ferguson Jenkins..... When he got his 1,000th career RBI on Wednesday, Victor Martinez became the fifth Venezuelan-born player to reach that mark, joining Miguel Cabrera, Andres Galarraga, Bobby Abreu and Magglio Ordonez.... Only 25 of the 142 relievers with 100 saves have been left-handed. The top five: John Franco (424 saves), Billy Wagner (422), Randy Myers (347), Dave Righetti (252) and Sparky Lyle (238).
MLB series of the week
Chicago White Sox at Baltimore Orioles
Thursday through Sunday
The first-place Orioles, thank you very much. Third baseman Manny Machado (.397, 6 HRs in 15 games) trying to make “best player in baseball” a three-man race, joining Mike Trout and Bryce Harper.
Top tweets of the week
I’m early, already on the plane, ready to fly, where are my teammates?
Let’s go! #PuigNotLate #roadtrip #dodgers
— Yasiel Puig (@YasielPuig), Dodgers outfielder, having some fun with his reputation as chronically tardy
— Enrique Hernandez (@kikehndez), Dodgers teammate, having some fun with his reply