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Odrisamer Despaigne dazzled in his MLB debut Monday with seven innings of shutout ball as the Padres defeated the Giants 6-0.
The Cuban defector put on a surprising show in his debut holding a Giants team that has been one of the best home hitting teams in all of baseball to just four hits without issuing a walk while striking out one. Despaigne was filling in for the injured Andrew Cashner and could possibly be in line to make another start this weekend at home against the DBacks, but that decision has yet to be made official.ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Matt Duffy went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run against Milwaukee on Tuesday.
Duffy has a five-game hit streak going and has homered twice in those five games. His .361 BABIP will tail off, but he could still hit .255-.260, which is about average in mixed leagues. The real question is whether he can keep hitting for power. His HR/FB rate won’t hold, but he’s also hitting very few fly balls so far. If he elevates the ball a bit more, he could continue to provide some pop. Analysis: Brett Talley