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Jonathan Papelbon picked up his 27th save after throwing a perfect ninth inning with one strikeout against the Astros on Thursday.
Papelbon has now converted 27 of his first 30 save opportunities in 2014, while managing to support a 1.68 ERA, 0.89 WHIP and a 46:13 K:BB rate over 48.1 innings. There is a chance the Phillies may still try to move their closer before the waiver trade deadline, but the odds are unlikely he will be moved considering he will not waive his no-trade clause to be moved to middle relief with a new team.ANALYST: Matthew Beck
George Springer went 2-for-4 with a double and one RBI in the Astros 6-2 loss to the Tigers on Friday.
Springer has now collected two hits in three straight games which has helped raise his average from .195 to .214 on the season. A concussion sidelined Springer in early May but he has played well since his return, hitting .282 with six runs, two home runs and four RBI. Fantasy owners will have to deal with the low batting average as Springer is once again on pace to rank among the league leaders in strikeouts but he’s already reached double-digit stole bases and could flirt with a 30/30 season given his potential. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba