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30 Aug

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Jonathan Broxton fell to 4-1 after giving up a two run home run to Yoenis Cespedes in the top of the eighth inning at Great American Ball Park on Tuesday night. 

Broxton has been very good this season, but he failed to get the job done on Tuesday night. He'll remain in a setup role for the Reds and could see save opportunities if Aroldis Chapman needs rest over the final six weeks of the season.ANALYST: David Kerr

Jamon Brown suffered what coach Jeff Fisher called a "lateral ankle sprain" Saturday.

Brown will be re-evaluated Sunday morning, but Fisher's assessment seemed to imply that the injury is not as serious as it could have been. Consider him day-to-day for now and expect the Rams to update his condition soon. Analysis: Howard Bender

Timmy Jernigan left Saturday's game with a knee injury and did not return.

The Ravens will send Jernigan for an MRI to determine the extent of the damage, if any.Even if it's not serious, you can probably expect the team to hold him out for a little while just to make sure their starting defensive tackle is healthy. Analysis: Howard Bender

Tony Romo had a sty removed from under his eye after Saturday's game.

Romo went through this already at the start of training camp and only missed a day. He'll head to the ophthalmologist Monday to make sure everything is fine, so don't be too concerned here. Analysis: Howard Bender

Ian Desmond was 2-for-3 with a solo home run on Saturday for Washington.

In the midst of a lost season, Ian Desmond is suddenly on track to hit 20 home runs again this year. With his solo shot on Saturday, Desmond now has 17 this year and eight in the month of August. Although Desmond is only hitting .235 for the season, he is 30-for-97 (.309) in August with eight home runs, 25 RBI and five stolen bases. Since Desmond is hot and faces left-hander Brad Hand against whom he is 3-for-12 (.250) with a double and three walks, he deserves a look in daily play on Sunday.  Analysis: Greg Jewett

Clint Robinson was 1-for-3 with a two run home run and a walk on Saturday.

Clint Robinson hit his sixth home run and drove in two runs for Washington on Sunday. Robinson is hitting .265 this year in a part time role but has appeared in 97 games for the Nationals. He will probably be out of the lineup on Sunday as the Marlins will start left-handed Brad Hand in Washington.  Analysis: Greg Jewett

Ryan Zimmerman was 1-for-4 with a solo home run on Saturday.

Ryan Zimmerman has been a case study in bad luck. His hard contact percentage is up this year but his .225 average does not reflect it. Zimmerman hit his 12th home run of the season in 87 games and now has 59 RBI for the Nationals. But keep Zimmerman on your targets for Sunday as he is 6-for-8 (.750) with four doubles against Marlins starter Brad Hand. Zimmerman has six home runs in 27 games in August with a .259 average which is more in line with his career stats.  Analysis: Greg Jewett

Anthony Rendon was 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored on Saturday.

If the Nationals are going to make a run at the Mets, Anthony Rendon will need to be a part of a hot streak for Washington. In an injury riddled season, Rendon is only hitting .267 this year but is showing signs of life. Rendon is hitting .256 in August but has all three of his home runs this month with 14 RBI in 24 games. He should be able to build on Saturday’s effort on Sunday against Brad Hand as Rendon is 5-for-11 (.455) against him with two doubles, a triple and four runs scored.  Analysis: Greg Jewett

Jordan Zimmermann allowed one earned run on seven hits with one walk and four strikeouts in seven innings against the Marlins on Saturday.

Jordan Zimmermann won his 11th game on Saturday as he allowed only one earned run to Miami in seven innings with four strikeouts. Zimmermann lowered his ERA to 3.45 this year and his FIP is almost in line at 3.58 after 167 innings pitched. Zimmerman will look for continued success as he will face the Braves at home in his next start.  Analysis: Greg Jewett

Justin Bour was 1-for-4 with a solo home run on Saturday.

Justin Bour had a very underrated first half for the Marlins as a Rule V selection. But in the second half, the regression has taken a toll on Bour. He is hitting .225 in 36 games with three home runs since the All Star Break. Bour is 3-for-8 lifetime against Stephen Strasburg who will start on Sunday but he cannot be trusted for daily games in this match-up.  Analysis: Greg Jewett

Tom Koehler allowed five earned runs on nine hits with four strikeouts over six innings against Washington on Saturday.

Tom Koehler entered Saturday’s game with a 6.68 ERA in his last six starts. His loss to Washington was in line with those recent statistics as Koehler gave up five earned runs in six inning with nine hits allowed and four strikeouts. His ERA is now at 4.12 but his FIP is 4.58 and despite his next start being at home, it will be hard to trust him against the Mets.  Analysis: Greg Jewett

Mike Moustakas was 3-for-5 with two doubles and three RBI on Saturday.

Mike Moustakas is heating up again for Kansas City. He was 3-for-5 on Saturday with two doubles which gives him ten extra base hits in his last ten games. For the season, Moustakas is now hitting .285 with 15 home runs, 59 RBI and one stolen base. With a right hander on the mound and Moustakas hot, keep an eye on him for daily game use on Sunday.  Analysis: Greg Jewett

Lorenzo Cain was 1-for-3 with two runs, an RBI, two walks and a stolen base on Saturday.

Lorenzo Cain continued his breakout season reaching base three times with two walks and a hit on Saturday. Cain also drove in a run and stole his 25th base in the game. He has already established a career high in home runs with 12 this year and is now within three of tying his career high in steals for a season. Cain is hitting .312 this year and could be establishing a baseline of 15 home runs and 30 stolen base seasons going forward.  Analysis: Greg Jewett

Eric Hosmer was 2-for-5 with a double, two runs scored, an RBI and a stolen base on Saturday.

Eric Hosmer was struggling in his previous three games going 0-for-11 for the Royals. But Hosmer had two hits in five at bats on Saturday with a double, two runs scored, an RBI and a stolen base. For the season, Hosmer is hitting .310 with 80 runs, 14 home runs, 77 RBI and six stolen bases in 126 games played. Hosmer is 2-for-3 with a double in one previous game against Nate Karns who will start on Sunday for Tampa Bay.  Analysis: Greg Jewett

Kris Medlen allowed three earned runs on four hits with two walks and five strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings against Tampa Bay on Saturday.

Kansas City continues to find hidden treasure in free agency as Kris Medlen enters the rotation at a time when the Royals need help. Medlen won his second consecutive start on Saturday striking out five in 5 1/3 innings of work with four hits allowed and two walks. His ERA this year is 3.51 and his FIP is 3.74 with 25 strikeouts in 25 2/3 innings pitched. Medlen will make his next start at home against the White Sox.  Analysis: Greg Jewett

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