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Addison Reed registered his 27th save of the season after allowing one hit while striking out two batters in a scoreless ninth inning in Thursday's win over the Pirates.
Reed was able to collect his second save in as many days on Thursday, expect this time he did not allow a three-run home run in the final frame. He has now converted 27 of his first 32 save opportunities with his last blown-save coming back on July 8. Although his 3.15 ERA and 1.15 WHIP aren't the most appealing, the fact that he has just 12 walks over 44.1 innings while striking out 52 batters certainly makes him well worth a roster spot moving forward. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Bryce Harper went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in the Nationals 3-0 win over the Cubs on Wednesday.
Harper launched his 18th home run of the season on Wednesday as the power everybody expected Harper to have has finally arrived. At 22 years old Harper is currently the best hitting in baseball, sporting a .333 average with 41 runs, 18 home runs and 43 RBI to go with an insane .472 OBP and 1.222 OPS. It may have taken him a bit longer than many had expected since being on the cover of Sports Illustrated at just 16 years old but baseball fans everywhere should take notice as he is finally showing the world just how talented he is. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba