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Dee Gordon went 1-for-4, smacking his second home run with two RBI in a 6-4 win over the Diamondbacks.
Gordon has been struggling since the calendar turned to June, going just 10-for-42 (.238 BA) with a homer, seven RBI, five runs scored and two stolen bases. After hitting .333 in April, it has been all down hill from there as he now sits on a .278 average which is still respectable as long as he can maintain a decent on-base percentage (.324 OBP) in an effort to utilize his lightning speed. 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