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Glen Perkins gave up two hits but was able to get out of the inning to pick up his 28th save of the season against the Padres on Tuesday night.
Perkins has been on a great run of late, with his last blown-save coming back on June 20, giving him a run of recording 10 straight saves. He is now sitting on a 2.66 ERA and 1.14 WHIP through 47.1 innings while owning an impressive 57:8 K:BB rate in that stretch. As long as he continues to limit his free passes there is really nothing to worry about as far as his production is concerned the rest of the way.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