Dinelson Lamet

Dinelson Lamet

Height/Weight: 6' 3"/228 lbs
Bat: R
Throw: R
Born: Santiago, Dominican Republic
College: None
Draft: Undrafted
  • Fuentes, Rockies split doubleheader with virus-short Padres
    The Canadian Press

    Fuentes, Rockies split doubleheader with virus-short Padres

    DENVER (AP) — Josh Fuentes capped a big night with a two-out, walk-off single in the eighth inning after earlier hitting a two-run homer and the Colorado Rockies salvaged a doubleheader split by beating the virus-hampered San Diego Padres 3-2 on Wednesday. The Padres, missing starters Fernando Tatis Jr., Eric Hosmer, Wil Myers and two others because of COVID-19 concerns, won the opener 5-3. Austin Nola, who's normally a catcher but was playing second base for shorthanded San Diego, made a nifty catch with the bases loaded for the final out. In the nightcap, Fuentes drove a changeup from reliever Nick Ramirez (0-1) to deep center to set off a celebration near second base as the Rockies snapped a five-game skid. Fuentes' bat provided all the run production — he homered in the second. The Padres were haunted by a series of late-inning baserunning mistakes. In the eighth, Jake Cronenworth started on second under the extra-inning rule. After advancing to third, he tried to score on Nola's grounder, but was thrown out at the plate. The Padres challenged thinking there was no sliding lane. The out call was upheld. This after pinch-hitter Victor Caratini, who hit a grand slam in Game 1, continued his productive day by chopping a game-tying single through a drawn-in infield in the seventh. The Padres were poised for more, only to run themselves out of the inning with one out and runners on first and second. Caratini was thrown out at third by left fielder Raimel Tapia on a blooper he thought was going to be caught. Then, Trent Grisham was caught trying to steal third. Yency Almonte (1-1) got the win. San Diego managed seven hits with a lineup missing several big bats, with Tatis and Myers both testing positive for the virus. Before the game, Myers was placed on the injured list along with Hosmer, who’s sidelined as part of baseball’s contact tracing health and safety protocols. Tatis, their standout shortstop, went on the IL on Tuesday after testing positive. Jurickson Profar and Jorge Mateo also were added because of contact tracing. “It’s one of those opportunities — an opportunity for us to come closer and build even better chemistry,” manager Jayce Tingler said. Padres starter Blake Snell was lifted for a pinch-hitter after throwing four innings and allowing two runs. He struck out seven and walked three. The 2018 AL Cy Young Award winner hasn’t lasted more than 5 1/3 innings in any of his eight starts for the Padres since being acquired from Tampa Bay. Austin Gomber took a hard no-decision. Acquired in an offseason trade for Nolan Arenado, Gomber allowed one unearned run over 5 1/3 innings. Caratini lined a two-out grand slam in sixth to put the Padres ahead. It came on a belt-high fastball from reliever Robert Stephenson, who was summoned after starter Jon Gray (4-3) loaded the bases. Emilio Pagán (3-0) picked up the win with a scoreless fifth inning. Mark Melancon earned the five-out save, his 12th, by getting Elias Diaz — on the 10th pitch of the at-bat — to pop out to Nola, who made the play with two other fielders converging. Nola was a shortstop in the minor leagues but hasn’t played the infield regularly since 2019. He pinch hit for starter Yu Darvish in the fifth and closed out the game as second base. Darvish went four innings and allowed one unearned run in the no-decision. TRAINER’S ROOM Padres: The Padres recalled INF/OF Brian O’Grady from Triple-A El Paso and selected the contract of outfielder Patrick Kivlehan, who started in right for Game 2. Rockies: LHP Kyle Freeland (shoulder strain) will join Triple-A Albuquerque for a rehab start Saturday at El Paso. He’s slated to throw around 70 pitches. QUITE A CATCH Nola — a catcher pressed into infield duty following a flurry of roster moves — secured the last out in the first game with an running, over-the-shoulder catch in shallow right for the final out. “It was awesome by Nola,” Tingler said. Nola was a shortstop in the minor leagues but hasn’t played the infield regularly since 2019. He was back in his usual spot behind the plate for the second game. GOING DEEP AGAIN Fuentes’ two-run homer ended a string of six straight homerless games for Colorado. It was the team's longest stretch without a homer since a drought of seven games in 2014, which tied the team record set in 2007. DOUBLE DUTY The Padres are playing a doubleheader in Denver for the third time. They split with the Rockies on June 28, 1994, at Mile High Stadium and lost both on July 3, 1999, at Coors Field. UP NEXT Padres: Off Thursday before starting a nine-game homestand that includes three games each against St. Louis, Colorado and Seattle. Rockies: Open a four-game series with Cincinnati on Thursday. The Rockies will throw righty Chi Chi Gonzalez (1-1, 5.97), while the Reds are slated to send right-hander Luis Castillo (1-4, 6.42) to the mound. ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/hub/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Pat Graham, The Associated Press

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    Caratini's game-tying single

    Victor Caratini pushes a single to right field, scoring Brian O'Grady to tie the game at 2 in the 7th inning

  • LEADING OFF: Padres, Yanks carry on thru COVID outbreaks
    The Canadian Press

    LEADING OFF: Padres, Yanks carry on thru COVID outbreaks

    A look at what's happening around the majors Thursday: ___ PANDEMIC PROBLEMS The San Diego Padres and New York Yankees are both short-staffed due to COVID-19 outbreaks, but neither has had to interrupt their schedule. San Diego stars Fernando Tatis Jr. and Wil Myers have tested positive, and Eric Hosmer, Jurickson Profar and Jorge Mateo were held out of Wednesday's doubleheader in Colorado due to contact tracing. The Padres are off on Thursday before starting a home series against NL Central-leading St. Louis on Friday night. Yankees shortstop Gleyber Torres was kept out of Wednesday night’s starting lineup at Tampa Bay as a precaution as the number of confirmed positive tests among the team’s coaching and support staff reached seven. Manager Aaron Boone said MLB’s Joint COVID-19 Health and Safety Committee is waiting and reviewing a number of test results. The members of New York’s traveling party have been tested at least three times each since Tuesday. The Yankees have been relaxing virus protocols since April 30 after passing MLB's 85% vaccination threshold among tier 1 staff, including players, coaches and trainers. Boone said the vaccinations were blunting the virus' effects, with only one person showing symptoms. New York is slated to wrap its series at Tampa Bay. BURNES RETURNS Brewers ace Corbin Burnes is set face St. Louis in his first start since testing positive for the coronavirus last month. The right-hander is 2-2 with a 1.53 ERA, 49 strikeouts and no walks in 29 1/3 innings, but he hasn't pitched since April 26. Burnes confirmed Wednesday that he had COVID-19 but said he was asymptomatic. Milwaukee has achieved the 85% vaccination rate required by MLB to ease certain safety protocols, but Burnes said he opted against inoculation for personal reasons. He added he had “no clue” how he might have gotten the virus. Burnes is scheduled to square off against Cardinals ace Jack Flaherty (6-0, 2.83). COMEBACK COMPLICATION Braves right-hander Mike Soroka has experienced a setback in his recovery from surgery to repair his torn right Achilles tendon and will have a follow-up procedure next week. Atlanta's opening day starter in 2020 tore the tendon Aug. 3 and hasn't pitched since having season-ending surgery. Manager Brian Snitker said Wednesday that Soroka will have exploratory surgery early next week in Green Bay, Wisconsin. “I hate it for the kid,” Snitker said. “He’s worked so hard to come back. I hate it for him personally to have this setback.” Soroka emerged as one of the foundations of the Braves’ rotation in 2019, when he went 13-4 with a 2.68 ERA. The Canadian earned a spot in the All-Star Game, finished second in NL Rookie of the Year balloting and sixth for the Cy Young Award. EXTRA SPECIAL The Reds have won five straight extra-inning games and are 6-2 in extras this season -- no other team has more than four such victories. Cincinnati beat Pittsburgh 5-1 Wednesday when Jesse Winker and Eugenio Suárez combined to drive in four runs in the 10th inning. “The key in most cases is not being satisfied with scoring the one run,” Reds manager David Bell said. The Reds will see if they get any extra work when Luis Castillo (1-4, 6.42 ERA) pitches the opener of a four-game series at Colorado. Castillo had been scheduled to start Friday, but had his day flipped to give Wade Miley an extra day of rest after throwing 114 pitches in his no-hitter against Cleveland on May 7. ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/hub/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The Associated Press