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Brett Gardner scores four times and swiped two bases in Thursday's win over the Red Sox without getting a hit in four at-bats. He did walk three times, though.
Gardner has had his struggles of late as he has just three hits and three walks over his last 21 at-bats and is now batting .241 on the season. The two stolen bases on Thursday were his first since the sixth game of the season and he has only four on the season, so if he is not stealing bases or getting hits on at least a semi-regular basis than you may want to consider trying to find someone else who is.ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Angels recalled RHP Cam Bedrosian from Triple-A Salt Lake.
Mike Morin has been mediocre (putting it nicely) working in middle-relief for the Angels this season, posting a 6.00 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and a 13/5 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 20 appearances. Relief Pitcher Cam Bedrosian has been recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake, where he has posted a 3.15 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 27/5 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 20 innings pitched, to take Morin's spot in the bullpen. Analysis: Brad Costilo
Wilson Ramos is not in the Nationals starting lineup on Sunday.
This appears to be a routine day off for the Nationals starting Catcher (nothing out of the ordinary in a Sunday afternoon game), but the timing may provide Ramos an opportunity to break out of the mini-slump that he's in. After stringing together a 19-game hit-streak, Ramos has gone 0-for-11 in his last three games. Jose Lobaton, who is 1-for-8 in his career against opposing starting pitcher Aaron Harang, will get the start in Ramos' absence. Analysis: Brad Costilo