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Jose Fernandez gave up six runs (five earned) on six hits and a walk with five strikeouts over five innings against the Padres on Friday.
It was an uncharacteristic start from the Marlins hurler on Friday night, taking his second loss of the season after surrendering five or more runs in a game for just the second time. He is now 4-2 with a 2.44 ERA and 0.95 WHIP through eight starts while averaging well over one strikeout per inning pitched (12.19 K/9). Look for him to get back on track when he takes on the Dodgers on Wednesday.ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Jose Abreu was 0-for-4 on Saturday ending his seventeen game hitting streak.
During his seventeen hitting streak, Jose Abreu hit .318 and was only four short of his career high set last year in his rookie campaign. But he is now hitting .283 on the season and has fallen short on the power numbers so far this year. Abreu is hitting more ground balls (49.1%) this year yet his home run to fly ball ratio has fallen nine percentage points from 26.9 in 2014 to 17.1 this season. Since the whole offense has struggled, it is exacerbated when their best hitter is not hitting on all cylinders either. Abreu is solid, but maybe not worthy of the first round status he achieved after one season in the majors. Analysis: Greg Jewett