Batters: Line Drive & Hard Hit Rates
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Giancarlo Stanton went 1-for-4 with a solo homer in Tuesday’s 4-3 loss to the Marlins.

Stanton went through a dreadful five-game skid at the plate from May 16th-21st that saw him go 0-for-17 with 15 whiffs. However, over the past three days, he has begun to show life and Tuesday’s sixth-inning solo shot was definitely an encouraging sign. Fantasy owners must stay patient with one of the game’s elite power hitters.
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Marcell Ozuna went 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles and two runs scored in Tuesday’s 4-3 loss to the Marlins.

Ozuna has been on a simply ridiculous tear with the bat over the past week. During his current six-game hitting streak, the 25-year-old outfielder has gone 11-for-22 with two homers, five doubles, three RBI and seven runs scored. Ozuna will look to keep it going Wednesday evening versus Tampa Bay righty Matt Andriese.
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Tom Koehler worked five innings in Tuesday’s 4-3 loss to the Marlins, giving up three runs on six hits and five walks while striking out six.

Koehler was able to pitch around his control woes over his last three starts, as he allowed just four earned runs across his previous 19.2 innings coming into this outing. Well, the 29-year-old righty’s lack of command cost him loss number five of the year Tuesday afternoon. Koehler does not have a great deal of strikeout potential and a 1.72 WHIP further limits his fantasy value. He is really only useful in some deeper N.L. formats where pitching is at a premium. Koehler will take the mound in Atlanta on Sunday evening.
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