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Cole Hamels struggled again on Tuesday allowing five runs on 10 hits, including two home runs, and a walk with six strikeouts over six innings of the no-decision.
Hamels' early season struggles continued on Tuesday night having now allowed 11 earned runs over his last two starts, falling to 0-2 with a 7.02 ERA and 1.86 WHIP through his first three trips to the mound. While it is still far too early to write this former all-star off, fantasy owners have to be concerned with his early season ground ball-to-fly ball rate (0.77 GB/FB Rate), which is on pace to be a career-worst. He will look to get back on track when he takes on the Mets on Sunday. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Bryce Harper went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in the Nationals 3-0 win over the Cubs on Wednesday.
Harper launched his 18th home run of the season on Wednesday as the power everybody expected Harper to have has finally arrived. At 22 years old Harper is currently the best hitting in baseball, sporting a .333 average with 41 runs, 18 home runs and 43 RBI to go with an insane .472 OBP and 1.222 OPS. It may have taken him a bit longer than many had expected since being on the cover of Sports Illustrated at just 16 years old but baseball fans everywhere should take notice as he is finally showing the world just how talented he is. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba