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Date Player News
8/1/2014 Odrisamer Despaigne, P (SD) Despaigne was in pain after losing Thursday.

Analysis: Despaigne allowed six runs and nine hits in 5 2-3 innings. He won his first two starts but is 0-3 in his last five outings and shows no signs of getting it together.
8/1/2014 Dustin Ackley, LF (Sea) Ackley hit a two-run homer in Thursday's 6-5 win at Cleveland.

Analysis: Ackley is 9 for 22 with four RBIs and four runs over the last five games.
8/1/2014 Nolan Reimold, LF (Tor) Reimold hit two home runs, including a tiebreaking solo shot in the ninth, and the streaking Toronto Blue Jays rallied for a 6-5 win over the Houston Astros on Thursday night.

Analysis: It was Reimold's second career multihomer game and first since May 26, 2011. He's 6 for 17 (.353) with five extra-base hits and five RBIs in his first six games with Toronto.
8/1/2014 Mike Zunino, C (Sea) Zunino smacked a go-ahead two-run homer in eighth inning as Seattle won 6-5 at Cleveland on Thursday.

Analysis: Zunino is 6 for 14 with three homers over the last four games.
8/1/2014 David Freese, 3B (LAA) Freese matched a career high with four hits in Thursday's 1-0, 13-inning win at Baltimore.

Analysis: Freese's four hits matched his total from the previous 10 games. His stock isn't very high right now despite his big day.
8/1/2014 Torii Hunter, RF (Det) Hunter had another big game in Thursday's loss to the White Sox.

Analysis: Hunter went 2 for 3 with a homer and a walk. He finished July with six long balls, a .364 average and 24 RBIs - tied for the second-most in baseball over that time.
8/1/2014 Jedd Gyorko, 2B (SD) Gyorko homered again Thursday.

Analysis: Gyorko was 6 for 11 in the series with homers in the last two games. He could be ready to bust out big-time and the anemic Padres would surely welcome that.
8/1/2014 Adam Eaton, P (Col) Eaton collected three more hits in Thursday's 7-4 win at Detroit.

Analysis: Eaton drove in two and scored twice. He's hit safely in seven straight and 16 of 17, raising his average to .296.
8/1/2014 Matt Carpenter, 3B (StL) Carpenter was 2 for 4 on Thursday.

Analysis: Carpenter is hitting .406 in his last eight games so he is heating up.
8/1/2014 Shelby Miller, P (StL) Miller and three relievers combined on a three-hitter Thursday.

Analysis: Miller did well on an emotional day as he teared up afterward while talking about former teammate Joe Kelly, who was traded away. He held San Diego to two runs and three hits in six innings
8/1/2014 Everth Cabrera, SS (SD) Cabrera was 0 for 4 on Thursday.

Analysis: Cabrera is hitting .138 in his last 25 games. He owns baseball's sixth-worst average at .216.
8/1/2014 Chris Coghlan, CF (ChC) Coghlan was 2 for 3 on Thursday.

Analysis: Coghlan was 5 for 12 in the four-game set.
8/1/2014 Jake Arrieta, P (ChC) Arrieta struck out seven in seven innings, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 3-1 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Thursday.

Analysis: Arrieta allowed one run and three hits in his first victory since June 30 at Boston. The 6-foot-4 right-hander has a 1.73 ERA in his last 11 starts, holding opponents to a .162 batting average.
8/1/2014 Pedro Hernandez, P (Col) Hernandez did not get a decision Thursday.

Analysis: Hernandez allowed three runs and six hits in 5 2-3 innings in his first start for Colorado. Stay tuned to see if there will be another one.
8/1/2014 Yordano Ventura, P (KC) Ventura pitched seven effective innings as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Minnesota Twins 6-3 on Thursday.

Analysis: Ventura (8-8, 3.50 ERA) limited the Twins to two runs, one earned, on five hits, while striking out seven. He was 1-1 with a 6.75 ERA in his prior four starts.
8/1/2014 Nolan Arenado, 3B (Col) Arenado was 2 for 4 on Thursday.

Analysis: Arenado is 9 for 27 in his last six games.
8/1/2014 Kevin Frandsen, LF (Was) Frandsen was 2 for 4 with two runs Thursday.

Analysis: Frandsen has no potential.
8/1/2014 Denard Span, CF (Was) Span was 2 for 4 with two RBIs Thursday.

Analysis: Span is surging with a .388 average in his last 20 games. He's an underrated fantasy performer.
8/1/2014 Gio Gonzalez, P (Was) Gonzalez was crushed by the Phils on Thursday.

Analysis: Remember when Gonzalez was a stud all the time? He has now failed to make it through four innings for the second time in three starts. He allowed five runs and eight hits over 3 2-3 innings. You should hope for better results next week against the Mets.
8/1/2014 Marlon Byrd, RF (Phi) Byrd had two hits in a decent fantasy effort Thursday night.

Analysis: Several outlets reported erroneously that Byrd had been traded to the Yankees. That is not true and fantasy owners should be aware he is still with the Phils.
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