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|7/27/2014||Jedd Gyorko, 2B (SD)||Gyorko will come off the disabled list Monday.
Analysis: Gyorko has been out since June 4 with plantar fasciitis in his left foot.
|7/27/2014||Carlos Quentin, LF (SD)||The San Diego Padres say they will put outfielder Carlos Quentin on the 15-day disabled list on Monday because of a sore left knee.
Analysis: Quentin appeared as a pinch-hitter on Saturday and did not play in Sunday's 8-3 loss to the Braves.
|7/27/2014||Adrian Gonzalez, 1B (LAD)||Gonzalez was 3 for 5 with two doubles in the Dodgers' 5-0 win over the archrival Giants on Saturday.
Analysis: Gonzalez is batting .385 over his last 10 games with five doubles and eight RBIs. He's also drawn five walks in that span and appears to be locked in.
|7/27/2014||Hanley Ramirez, SS (LAD)||Ramirez was 2 for 4 with a double in a 5-0 win at San Francisco on Saturday.
Analysis: Ramirez is 12 for 34 over his last 10 games.
|7/27/2014||Clayton Kershaw, P (LAD)||Kershaw turned in yet another dominant outing Saturday, yielding just two hits while going the distance for the fourth time this season in a 5-0 win at San Francisco.
Analysis: Kershaw remains virtually untouchable, going 7-0 in his last eight starts while surrendering five runs in 64 innings with 77 strikeouts.
|7/27/2014||Ryan Vogelsong, P (SF)||Vogelsong lost his fifth straight decision Saturday, giving up four runs - two earned - and eight hits over six innings of a 5-0 defeat to the Dodgers.
Analysis: Vogelsong hasn't been all that bad with a 3.48 ERA while going 0-5 over his last six starts. However, the Giants failed to back him with a single run of support in five of those outings - something that has to be frustrating for both Vogelsong and his fantasy owners.
|7/27/2014||Josh Rutledge, 2B (Col)||Rutledge was 3 for 5 with three RBIs in an 8-1 win over Pittsburgh on Saturday.
Analysis: Rutledge continues to thrive in place of Troy Tulowitzki, going 13 for 29 over his last seven games with nine RBIs.
|7/27/2014||Nolan Arenado, 3B (Col)||Arenado was 3 for 5 with his eighth home run of the season in an 8-1 win over Philadelphia on Saturday.
Analysis: Arenado is 13 for 42 (.310) over his last 11 games with seven extra-base hits and seven RBIs.
|7/27/2014||Julio Teheran, P (Atl)||Teheran notched his 10th win of the season Saturday, giving up three runs and nine hits over six innings in a 5-3 victory over San Diego.
Analysis: Teheran has won four of his last six starts while posting a 3.62 ERA.
|7/27/2014||Odrisamer Despaigne, P (SD)||Despaigne suffered his second lost in Saturday's 5-3 defeat at Atlanta, giving up five runs - two earned - and six hits with five walks in just 3 2-3 innings.
Analysis: This was the first time Despaigne looked the part of a rookie after he entering the outing with a 1.31 ERA.
|7/27/2014||Freddie Freeman, 1B (Atl)||Freeman was 3 for 5 with his 57th RBI in Saturday's 5-3 win over San Diego.
Analysis: Freeman is still just 7 for 40 over his last 10 games, so perhaps his five hits over the first two games of the series with the Padres will help get him going.
|7/27/2014||Seth Smith, LF (SD)||Smith was 3 for 3 in a 5-3 loss at Atlanta on Saturday.
Analysis: Smith is 22 for 52 (.423) over his last 17 games.
|7/27/2014||Wily Peralta, P (Mil)||Peralta won for the eighth time in 10 starts Saturday, giving up two runs over 5 2-3 innings in a 5-2 victory over the MEts.
Analysis: Peralta hasn't been dominant while going 8-1 over his last 10 starts with a 4.50 ERA, but he owns a 7.98 run-support average during that stretch.
|7/27/2014||Jonathon Niese, P (NYM)||Niese lost his second straight start Saturday, surrendering three runs and five hits over five innings in a 5-2 defeat at Milwaukee.
Analysis: Niese hasn't been very good latley, going 2-3 over his last six outings with a 5.22 ERA. If you're still hanging on to him it might be wise to let go considering his low strikeout rate as well (6.61/nine innings pitched).
|7/27/2014||Mark Reynolds, 1B (Mil)||Reynodls hit his third homer in a span of three games on Saturday against the Mets, going 2 for 4.
Analysis: Even though he's got plenty of pop with 17 home runs this season, owners have to gauge the value of sacrificing batting average for power considering Reynolds' .212 batting average.
|7/27/2014||Ryan Braun, LF (Mil)||Braun was 2 for 4 with his 61st RBI in a 5-2 win over the Mets on Saturday.
Analysis: Braun is hitting .346 over his last 27 games with 16 extra-base hits and 24 RBIs.
|7/27/2014||Jason Lane, P (SD)||Padres right-hander Ian Kennedy will miss his scheduled start against the Braves on Monday due to a left oblique strain. Manager Bud Black says Lane will be recalled from Triple-A El Paso to make the fill-in start.
Analysis: Lane, who played outfield for Houston and the Padres from 2002-2007, threw 4 1-3 scoreless innings in two appearances with San Diego in June.
|7/27/2014||Ian Kennedy, P (SD)||Kennedy will miss his scheduled start against the Braves on Monday due to a left oblique strain. Manager Bud Black says converted outfielder Jason Lane will be recalled from Triple-A El Paso to make the fill-in start.
Analysis: Black says Kennedy suffered the "mild" oblique strain in an at-bat. Black said before Sunday's game Kennedy will miss the start despite being ''so close'' to being ready to pitch Sunday. Kennedy has been playing catch and is expected to start either Friday or Saturday. Kennedy is 8-9 with a 3.66 ERA and has been mentioned in trade rumors.
|7/27/2014||Martin Prado, 3B (Ari)||Prado was 3 for 4 with his fifth homer and five RBIs in a 10-6 win at Philadelphia on Saturday.
Analysis: Prado is 8 for 18 during a five-game hitting streak.
|7/27/2014||Marlon Byrd, RF (Phi)||Byrd hit his 20th home run in Saturday's 10-6 loss to Arizona, though it was his only hit in six at-bats.
Analysis: Byrd is batting .321 over his last 12 games with eight runs driven in. He's already four shy of the career-best 24 homers he hit last season.
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