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Date Player
5/28/2015 Bryce Harper, Was, RF
Harper homered for the 18th time this season and second straight game Wednesday against the Cubs.

Analysis: Harper continues to enjoy an unworldly stretch, batting .460 with 13 homers, 28 RBIs and an absurd 1.744 OPS over his last 19 games.
5/28/2015 Lonnie Chisenhall, Cle, 3B
Chisenhall had three hits, homered and drove in three runs in a 12-3 rout of Texas on Wednesday.

Analysis: Chisenhall, now batting .216, was 1 for 24 in his prior eight games.
5/28/2015 Nolan Arenado, Col, 3B
The sizzling Arenado capped a huge series Wednesday against the Reds.

Analysis: Arenado went 2 for 4 and hit another dinger. he was 5 for 11 in the series and 9 for 16 with three jacks, 10 RBIs and one base on balls in his last four games. "He'll be in the All-Star Game, I believe - one way or another," manager Walt Weiss said.
5/28/2015 Todd Frazier, Cin, 3B
Frazier drilled his 14th homer Wednesday.

Analysis: Frazier homered twice in three games against the Rockies this week.
5/28/2015 Gerrit Cole, Pit, P
Cole struck out seven in seven efficient innings Wednesday.

Analysis: Cole improved to 7-2 heading into a tasty encounter with red-hot Ryan Vogelsong and the World Series champions next week.
5/28/2015 Jason Kipnis, Cle, 2B
Kipnis had three hits and finished a home run shy of the cycle in a 12-3 rout of Texas on Wednesday.

Analysis: Kipnis is batting .447 in May with 13 doubles, four homers and three triples.
5/28/2015 Brad Hand, Mia, P
Hand pitched five scoreless innings Wednesday.

Analysis: Hand was pressed into his first start of the season when injuries forced Henderson Alvarez and Mat Latos to the disabled list,
5/28/2015 Dee Gordon, Mia, 2B
Gordon padded his major league batting lead Wednesday.

Analysis: Gordon had three hits and is batting .376 though followers of analytics may be concerned by his 10.8 fly ball percentage that is baseball's worst mark.
5/28/2015 Justin Bour, Mia, 1B
Bour was 2 for 4 on Wednesday.

Analysis: Bour has some pop with three homers in 57 at-bats and a .998 OPS so he's a worth a shot if he's available.
5/28/2015 J.T. Realmuto, Mia, C
Realmuto was 2 for 4 on Wednesday.

Analysis: Realmuto is a career .218 hitter with no potential.
5/28/2015 Carlos Carrasco, Cle, P
Carrasco was sharp in his eight innings in a 12-3 win against Texas on Wednesday.

Analysis: Carrasco (6-4, 4.24 ERA) gave up a solo homer and four other hits while striking out eight in his second consecutive victory.
5/28/2015 Sean Rodriguez, Pit, 2B
Rodriguez was 2 for 4 on Wednesday.

Analysis: Rodriguez owns a.714 OPS for the Bucs.
5/28/2015 Andrew McCutchen, Pit, CF
McCutchen was 2 for 3 on Wednesday.

Analysis: McCutchen needs to pick it up for his owners since his .815 OPS isn't what they are counting on.
5/28/2015 Ryan Vogelsong, SF, P
Vogelsong escaped a couple of tough jams to allow one run in six innings, winning his third straight start, to help the Giants complete a three-game sweep in Milwaukee with a 3-1 victory Wednesday over the Brewers.

Analysis: Vogelsong ended a strong May by allowing six hits and striking out five. He's 4-0 with a 1.14 ERA over 31 2-3 innings this month.
5/28/2015 Mike Fiers, Mil, P
Fiers lost Wednesday to the Giants.

Analysis: Fiers pitched OK for having worked on three days' rest. The right-hander allowed eight hits and had six strikeouts in five innings.
5/28/2015 Khris Davis, Mil, LF
Davis went 2 for 4 on Wednesday.

Analysis: Davis had a strong series against the World Series champs, going 6 for 11 with two triples and two dingers.
5/28/2015 Mitch Moreland, Tex, 1B
Moreland extended his hit streak to 11 games in a 12-3 loss to Cleveland on Wednesday.

Analysis: Moreland is batting .333 (15 for 45) with four homers and four doubles during his streak.
5/28/2015 Angel Pagan, SF, CF
Pagan went 2 for 4 on Wednesday.

Analysis: Pagan is a .310 hitter at home and faces the Braves on Thursday.
5/28/2015 Nori Aoki, SF, LF
Aoki went 2 for 5 on Wednesday.

Analysis: Aoki has a .4429 average on the road in May to tie Washington leadoff hitter Denard Span for the NL lead.
5/28/2015 Colby Lewis, Tex, P
Lewis' struggles continued in a major way with a 12-3 loss to Cleveland on Wednesday.

Analysis: Lewis (4-3, 4.70 ERA) allowed 10 runs and 11 hits in 2 2-3 innings. He was chased in the third when the Indians sent 12 men to the plate. Lewis is 1-1 with an 11.93 ERA in his last three starts, two against Cleveland. He was 3-2 with a 2.40 ERA in his first seven.
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