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Date Player News
9/16/2014 Mike Minor, P (Atl) Minor dropped his third straight start in a 10-3 loss at Texas on Sunday, giving up five runs in only 4 2-3 innings.

Analysis: Minor seemed to have turned things around when he went 2-0 with a 1.66 ERA in three starts from Aug. 17-28, but looks mediocre since while posting a 5.00 ERA in three straight defeats.
9/16/2014 Leonys Martin, CF (Tex) Martin was 3 for 5 in a 10-3 win over Atlanta on Sunday.

Analysis: Martin's bat has really come alive over the last month. The outfielder has hit .382 over his last 30 games eight eight stolen bases.
9/16/2014 Freddie Freeman, 1B (Atl) Freeman singled in Sunday's 10-3 loss at Texas, extending his hitting streak to 10 games.

Analysis: Freeman is batting .351 during the 10-game hitting streak and he's hitting .336 over his last 38 games dating to Aug. 2.
9/16/2014 Josh Harrison, 3B (Pit) Harrison was 2 for 5 with his 35th double in a 7-3 win over the Cubs on Sunday.

Analysis: Harrison is batting a scorching .394 over his last 16 games with 11 runs and 10 extra-base hits.
9/16/2014 Neil Walker, 2B (Pit) Walker was 3 for 4 with his 20th homer in a 7-3 win over the Cubs on Sunday.

Analysis: Walker has hit .316 with 13 RBIs over his last 15 contests.
9/16/2014 Edinson Volquez, P (Pit) Volquez improved to 12-7 Sunday, limiting the Cubs to one earned run over seven innings in a 7-3 victory.

Analysis: Volquez is ending the season on a strong note, going 4-0 with a 2.18 ERA over his last 10 starts.
9/15/2014 Albert Pujols, 1B (LAA) Pujols has left the Los Angeles Angels' game against Seattle due to a cramp in his left hamstring while running out a bases-clearing double. Pujols left in the third inning Monday night after his three-run drive down the left-field line. The three-time NL MVP held the back of his left leg as he slowly jogged to second base while Mike Trout slid under the cutoff man's throw at home.

Analysis: Pujols has 97 RBIs this season. His three-run double tied him with Mike Schmidt for 35th place in baseball history with 1,595 RBIs.
9/15/2014 Bobby Wilson, C (Ari) Arizona selected Wilson's contract from Triple-A Reno on Monday.

Analysis: Wilson hit .267 with three homers and 38 RBIs in 76 games with Reno.
9/15/2014 Andrew Chafin, P (Ari) Arizona has recalled Chafin from Triple-A Reno.

Analysis: Chafin went a combined 9-7 with a 4.08 ERA in 26 games between Double-A Mobile and Reno. He made his debut with the Diamondbacks on Aug. 13, pitching five scoreless innings against Cleveland.
9/15/2014 Nick Ahmed, SS (Ari) Arizona has recalled Ahmed from Triple-A Reno.

Analysis: Ahmed finished fifth in the Pacific Coast League with a .312 average, and hit four homers with 47 RBIs. He also batted .228 with four RBIs in 19 games with Arizona.
9/15/2014 Jonathan Papelbon, P (Phi) Papelbon has been suspended seven games and fined by Major League Baseball for making a lewd gesture and then bumping an umpire. Papelbon was ejected by Joe West after the umpire thought Papelbon grabbed his crotch while walking off the field after blowing a save.

Analysis: Papelbon said in a statement Monday night that he would immediately begin serving the suspension given by the commissioner's office and that he was sorry for making contact with West on Sunday. But the right-hander says that he wasn't making a gesture toward fans as he walked off the field to boos in the ninth inning of Philadelphia's 5-4, home loss to the Miami Marlins. He apologized to Phillies fans in the statement.
9/15/2014 Bryce Harper, LF (Was) Harper has left the Nationals game against the Atlanta Braves after feeling light-headed. Nate Schierholtz pinch-hit for Harper on Monday night with two outs in the fourth inning and a runner on third base. Schierholtz struck out to end the inning.

Analysis: The Nationals didn't provide any other details on Harper, who is hitting .270 with 13 homers and 32 RBIs this season.
9/15/2014 Jacob deGrom, P (NYM) DeGrom has tied a major league record by striking out his first eight batters. The rookie whiffed eight consecutive Miami Marlins to begin Monday night's game at Citi Field, matching the mark set by Jim Deshaies of the Houston Astros against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sept. 23, 1986. Deshaies and deGrom are the only pitchers to accomplish the feat since 1900.

Analysis: A top contender for NL Rookie of the Year, deGrom tied the record by freezing Jeff Mathis with a 95 mph fastball for a called third strike. The shaggy-haired righty then gave up a sharp single to opposing pitcher Jarred Cosart on a 1-0 pitch.
9/15/2014 Clayton Kershaw, P (LAD) Kershaw (19-3) boosted his credentials for the NL MVP and a third Cy Young Award with another big performance in a big start Sunday. The left-hander allowed seven hits, struck out nine and walked one in eight innings against the Giants.

Analysis: He lowered his majors-best ERA to 1.70, and put the Dodgers in command of the NL West division.
9/15/2014 Matt Adams, 1B (StL) Adams was held out of the lineup Sunday after he sustained a slight oblique muscle pull in Saturday's 5-4 win.

Analysis: He is listed as day-to-day.
9/15/2014 Marco Gonzales, P (StL) In just his fifth major league start, Gonzales struck out nine and allowed one run over 5 2-3 innings to help the NL Central-leading Cardinals beat the Rockies 4-1 for their third straight win Sunday.

Analysis: Gonzales, the Cardinals' first-round pick in the 2013 draft, gave up two hits over the first five innings and carried a 3-1 lead into the sixth. He surrendered a two-out single to Brandon Barnes before leaving.
9/15/2014 Matt Garza, P (Mil) Garza (8-8) allowed one run and four hits in six-plus innings Sunday.

Analysis: Garza struck out six and walked three. He is 2-0 with a sparkling 0.82 ERA in three starts against Cincinnati this year.
9/15/2014 Matt Clark, 1B (Mil) Clark hit a three-run homer in Milwaukee's five-run seventh inning, and the Brewers beat the Cincinnati Reds 9-2 on Sunday.

Analysis: The 27-year-old Clark has homered in each of his last three games.
9/15/2014 Xander Bogaerts, SS (Bos) Bogaerts went 3 for 4 with a home run and four RBIs in Sunday's win in Kansas City.

Analysis: He's homered three times in six games and is batting .394 on an eight-game hitting streak.
9/15/2014 Jorge Soler, RF (ChC) Soler is back in the Chicago Cubs' starting lineup against the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night.

Analysis: Soler missed three games to attend to the birth of his child in Miami. Soler was slated to bat fourth and play right field.
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