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Ervin Santana allowed two runs on six hits and one walk while striking out six batters over 7.1 innings against the Diamondbacks on Friday.
Santana has finally started to get his act together, having now allowed three runs or less in four straight starts. He is now sitting 7-5 with a 3.93 ERA and 1.27 WHIP through 16 starts, while maintaining a respectable 92:29 K:BB rate over 103.0 innings. Now that his batting average against (.267 BAA) is starting to move towards his career mark of .254, the bump sin the road should be over for Santana as long as he continues to have a strangle hold on his command. He will look to keep trending int he right direction when he takes on the Mets on Wednesday.ANALYST: Matthew Beck
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