Jones moves up RBI list: Jones’ fifth home run of the season increased his career RBI total to 744, which ties him with Brady Anderson for sixth place on the club’s all-time list.
Matching fives: Though Scherzer had a no-hit bid at the time, he and Jimenez were having similar outings at the end of the fifth inning. Both had pitched to the same number of batters, with Scherzer throwing 71 pitches and Jimenez throwing 70. The only real difference at that point was the solo home run by Daniel Murphy in the second inning. Smith canceled that out in the sixth and the game entered the seventh with both teams combining for three hits.
Cool-down cycle: Trey Mancini and Caleb Joseph were coming off big performances in Monday night’s game. Mancini had a multi-hit game and a mammoth home run. Joseph tied a career high with four hits in four at-bats. Yet no one could have expected them to stay hot against Scherzer on Tuesday night and they didn’t. Each of them struck out twice and hit a fly ball to right field in his first three at-bats.