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Angel Pagan dismissed people's concerns over his knee and went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and a stolen base.
Pagan spent most of the Thursday off-day receiving treatment for his bruised knee and happily put his health on display, legging out two hits and swiping a base as well. He is now batting .337 with one home run with 12 RBI and four stolen bases. Obviously he won't stay this hot all year but you may as well ride the wave until it breaks.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Fernando Rodney has hit a recent rough patch, but said he's put it behind him.
Rodney's closing job is in danger right now, as they 38-year old has already blown a save and has given up in seven runs 3 1/3 innings. Carson Smith could be next in line for saves should Rodney be removed from the job, though Yoervis Medina is another option in the back of the bullpen. As a closer, Rodney will have to have a short term memory and put the issues behind him, as he has a great track record and the stuff is still there for him to succeed in the ninth inning. Analysis: Ben Diamond