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Mike Fiers tossed six scoreless innings allowing three hits and one walk while striking out a career-high 14 batters in Thursday's win over the Cubs.
Fiers has been a pleasant surprise since rejoining the Brewers starting rotation, having now allowed just one earned run while owning a 19:2 K:BB rate over 14.0 innings. What was even more impressive about Thursday's outing was that he struck out 10 batters in a row, which is something you certainly don't see everyday. He has flashed signs of solid production in the past, but did not factor into the Brewers plans prior to losing Matt Garza to an oblique injury, although now it will be hard to demote him if able to keep up this pace. He will be on the hunt for win No. 3 when he takes on the Blue Jays on Tuesday.ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Jose Abreu was 0-for-4 on Saturday ending his seventeen game hitting streak.
During his seventeen hitting streak, Jose Abreu hit .318 and was only four short of his career high set last year in his rookie campaign. But he is now hitting .283 on the season and has fallen short on the power numbers so far this year. Abreu is hitting more ground balls (49.1%) this year yet his home run to fly ball ratio has fallen nine percentage points from 26.9 in 2014 to 17.1 this season. Since the whole offense has struggled, it is exacerbated when their best hitter is not hitting on all cylinders either. Abreu is solid, but maybe not worthy of the first round status he achieved after one season in the majors. Analysis: Greg Jewett
Adam Eaton was 2-for-4 with a run scored, a triple and an RBI on Saturday against the Twins.
Adam Eaton has been a bit of a disappointment for fantasy purposes so far this year but he has been scoring runs for the White Sox. But hitting .236 on the season with a .281 BABIP is not close to his career .324 number and Eaton needs to be on base more to spark this offense. He has scored twenty runs but has only stolen one base in three attempts and has yet to be the player that many thought was capable after being acquired from Arizona. If the White Sox are going to score more runs, Eaton has to improve not only his batting average, but his steal conversions as well. Until then he is better left on mixed league benches unless you are desperate for runs. Analysis: Greg Jewett