A look at what's happening all around the majors Sunday: KNUCKLE DOWN Kurt Suzuki had three passed balls in his first game catching knuckleballer R.A. Dickey for Atlanta this season but committed just one in Dickey's next eight starts. Dickey (3-3) makes his 10th start for the Braves in the series finale in San Francisco against Johnny Cueto (4-4) and the Giants. HOT ROOKIE Rockies right-hander German Marquez will be the third straight rookie the Colorado Rockies have started against St. Louis in the series that concludes Sunday. The rookie trio of Antonio Senzatela, Kyle Freeland and Marquez seem to feed off of each other's performances. Marquez is 3-0 with a 0.95 ERA over his last three starts.
Way back in 2014, the Colorado Rockies had the eighth selection in the June Amateur Draft. A few big names were already off the board, with the Houston Astros grabbing pitcher Brady Aiken first overall, a move that would backfire as they would fail to sign him. The Chicago Cubs scooped up future playoff-hero Kyle Schwarber with the fourth pick, and starter Aaron Nola was chosen by the Philadelphia Phillies in the seventh slot. The Colorado Rockies went with a pitcher, a move that has been more common than not for them in recent years. In the last five drafts, six of the Rockies’ 10 first-round selections have been pitchers. The man they chose was Kyle Freeland of the University of Evansville.
Clayton Kershaw struggled but the Los Angeles Dodgers still swept the Chicago Cubs in MLB, while the Milwaukee Brewers had a win. The Cubs homered three times against Kershaw, but the Dodgers still claimed a 9-4 victory on Sunday. Brewers pitcher Jimmy