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Gerrit Cole put up 8 1/3 dominant innings in Friday’s 4-1 win over the Mets, allowing just one unearned run on six hits and a walk while racking up 10 strikeouts.

Cole was brilliant versus the Mets on Friday night, as the 24-year-old righty turned in his most dominant performance of the season so far. Through nine starts to this point, Cole has yet to allow more than three earned runs in any game and has given up one or less in five different outings. Cole now sports a 6-2 record to go along with excellent numbers across the board, the most notable of which is his 63-to-14 K/BB ratio across 57 frames. He will be in search of victory number seven Wednesday afternoon versus the Marlins. Analysis: Nate Miller

Noah Syndergaard turned in six innings during Friday’s 4-1 loss to the Pirates, surrendering four runs (three earned) on seven hits and no walks while collecting five strikeouts.

Now three starts into his big-league career, Syndergaard is still showing plenty of promise along with the typical growing pains of a rookie. The hard-throwing righty put together a decent effort on the mound, but ran into a top-notch performance from another elite young talent in Pittsburghs Gerrit Cole. Syndergaard found the zone with 67-of-99 pitches in this one, displaying solid command while not issuing a free pass. A 16-to-5 K/BB ratio across 17 1/3 innings is arguably his most impressive statistic to this point. Syndergaard is likely to be back on the bump next Friday versus the Marlins. Analysis: Nate Miller

David Robertson picked up his ninth save in a perfect ninth inning on Friday night.

Houdini didn’t make it a show for the paying audience on Friday night, as he made quick work of the Twins, needing only nine pitches to close out the game. He currently maintains an exemplary 0.98 ERA, rendering him one of the best closers in the game today.  Analysis: Dom Murtha

Jeff Samardzija lasted eight innings and allowed two runs on three hits Friday night.

The former Notre Dame standout wide receiver outdueled Hughes on Friday night, as he lasted eight innings, allowed only two runs on three hits, while he struck out nine batters. After starting slow out of the gates in 2015, his last two starts have proven that Samardzija is back on track and ready to give his fantasy owners what they paid for.  Analysis: Dom Murtha

Phil Hughes allowed two runs on eight hits across seven innings on Friday night.

The former Yankees blue-chip prospect was very impressive on Friday night, as he managed to allow only two runs across seven innings, while only needing 89 pitches to make it through seven. Unfortunately the offense wasn’t able to get the job done in order to allow Hughes to pick up the win, but he more than deserved it. Hughes did a fine job in building off his previous start, and hopefully can string together a few more quality starts going forward.  Analysis: Dom Murtha

Ryan Braun went 3-for-3 with a home run, two doubles, two runs scored, and four RBI on Friday night.

Braun’s home run was his 11th of the season. The power production is pretty impressive, while his slash line could be a bit better (.273/.346/.538). In totality, This is about what most expected from Braun when they selected him in the upper half of their drafts this season.  Analysis: Dom Murtha

Bryce Harper went 1-for-2 with a walk and a solo homer during Friday’s 2-1 victory versus the Phillies.

Harpers incredible run over the past couple of weeks just continues. The Nationals young superstar been on a power surge of epic proportions dating back to a three-homer performance on May 6th. Over his past 14 games, Harper is batting .522 (24-of-46) with 11 home runs, 24 RBI, 20 runs scored, 12 walks and just five strikeouts. Analysis: Nate Miller

Drew Storen picked up a save in Friday’s 2-1 win against the Phillies, allowing two hits while striking out two batters during a scoreless ninth inning.

Things got a bit shaky in the top of the ninth inning Friday night, as two of the first three batters that Storen faced reached base. However, the 27-year-old closer was able to settle things down and retire the last two Phillies to step into the box. Storen has now put together a streak of 12 1/3 consecutive scoreless innings and is 13-of-14 in his save opportunities this season. Analysis: Nate Miller

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