“We aren’t happy about that. Neither are some of the guys that left them on. I’ve never seen more flying helmets in my life.”
— Mets manager Terry Collins, after his team stranded 25 runners but beat St. Louis in 18 innings.
GAME OF NUMBERS
8: Span of pitches in which the Angels plated seven runs Monday against Boston’s Eduardo Rodriguez.
$15.6M: Amount left on four-year, $52 million contract of Cubs pitcher Edwin Jackson, who was designated for asignment Monday.
3.15: Modest ERA of Atlanta’s Shelby Miller over 11 consecutive winless starts.
Rafael Soriano, Pitcher, Cubs
The 35-year-old reliever, who was pitching at Class AAA Iowa under a minor league contract signed last month, was called up Monday and, through incentives, could earn $1,725,137 for the remaining 77 days of the Cubs’ season. Soriano has pitched for five teams; most recenty, he recorded 32 saves in 2014 for the Washington Nationals.