short hops

OUT LOUD

"I wish I could explain it. I'm buffaloed. There's no rhyme or reason. … They've done a number on us. I'm a little stunned, to be honest."

— San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy after his team fell to 1-8 against Arizona this year with a loss Saturday, a record that will likely keep the Giants from getting a chance to repeat as World Series champions.

GAME OF NUMBERS

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Brewers players to have a five-RBI game in the first 25 games of their career; Domingo Santana joined Brian Banks (1997) and Paul Molitor (1978).

6

Times Toronto's R.A. Dickey faced Boston this season; he failed to win any of the six starts.

TAKING A BREAK

Jacob deGrom

RHP, N.Y. Mets

Concerned about a late slump in the 27-year-old's first full big-league season, manager Terry Collins said DeGrom won't start against Atlanta next week and could have his rotation turn skipped. He is 13-8 with a 2.64 ERA but 1-2 with a 6.41 ERA in his past five outings. "The location of his pitches is not what it needs to be," Collins said.