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Clayton Kershaw was dominant once again, tossing seven scoreless innings allowing five hit sand two walks while striking out 13 batters in Sunday's win over the Cardinals.
Kershaw has been outstanding since making his return to the mound last month, with his best production coming over his last three starts. He has now fanned 36 batters over his last 24.0 shutout innings pitched while allowing just 11 hits and three walks. Anyone who doubted his first-round status entering drafts this past off-season are certainly singing a different tune as we reach the All-Star break. He will look to keep up the pace when he takes on the Rockies on Friday. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Curtis Granderson went 2-for-4 with a double and a run on Friday night against his former Yankees club
Granderson was happy to be back in his old stomping grounds on Friday night, as he went 2-for-4 with a double, a run scored, and made a few impressive defensive plays out in right field. He has started out rather cold at the dish on the season (.222) so his two hits were encouraging, but what has been impressive so far this year is his great plate discipline. He is not the power hitter that he once was, but he might be making some strides in transforming his game into a more patient hitter. Analysis: Dom Murtha
Mark Teixeria went 2-for-4 with two home runs and 4 RBI on Friday night vs the Mets
Tex was locked in on Friday night, as he refused to allow deGrom to get a fastball by him. Both of his home runs were balls that he turned on and launched into the second deck of the house that Jeter built. Of his 12 hits on the year, seven of them are home runs. He may not be hitting for average, but Tex is certainly making the most of his contact by slugging at a high clip. Going forward understand that his average won’t be there, but his power surge is an encouraging sign. Analysis: Dom Murtha