The following are updates on area Major League Baseball players.
Marco Estrada (Glendale Community College, 2003) starting pitcher, Milwaukee Brewers: Just in case anyone is wondering, Estrada feels just fine.
The Glendale Community College product struck out a career-high 12 batters through six innings against the Cincinnati Reds Tuesday in his return from a month-long trip to the disabled list. It matched a season-high for the Brewers this season, as Zach Greinke also struck out 12 Chicago Cubs on June 6.
Estrada, who was placed on the DL May 24 after he strained his right quadriceps rounding first base after he hit a two-out double against the San Francisco Giants, was able to keep the Cincinnati batters guessing with good command and velocity on his curve and fastball.
"I was locating the fastball, that's what it was, and I was able to go off of that," Estrada told MLB.com after the game. "I don't think they were expecting fastballs when I was ahead. I'm pretty sure they were sitting off-speed, and I was able to throw a 90-mph fastball by a lot of guys."