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Ervin Santana allowed one unearned run on six hits and two walks with one strikeout over seven innings against the Diamondbacks on Saturday.
Big Erv got his swerve on for the first time in about exactly a month, as Saturday marked the first time Santana had held an opponent to less than three runs since the 10th of May. At this point it has become too difficult to trust Santana, especially considering his strikeout rate has fallen off a cliff as he has failed to strikeout more than six batters over that span and has punched out three or fewer in five of his last five outings. If you own Erv try and use this outing to flip him as fast as you can because his next start, on Thursday, will be in Colorado against the Rockies. ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Marc Krauss went 1-for-4 with a solo home run on Thursday in Toronto.
Krauss is hitting only .150 with a .350 slugging percentage after launching his first home run of the season. It was just his seventh game of the season, but there’s no doubt he’ll need to cut down on the strikeouts if he’s ever going to be able to showcase the decent pop he has. The left-handed hitter was called up from AAA to try and infuse some offense in Anaheim and was slugging .639 over his past 10 games. With Matt Joyce really struggling, expect Krauss to steal some of his at-bats over the next few weeks. Analysis: Kevin Luchansky