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Ian Desmond went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI in Wednesday's 9-2 loss to the Brewers.
Desmond has now logged three consecutive multi-hit games although Wednesday marked the first time he was able to register an RBI in that span. Although he is sporting a career-low .240 average, as long as he keep up the pace in the power department (14 HR and 46 RBI) he will remain a great shortstop option moving forward. 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