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Cole Hamels gave up three runs on nine hits and two walks with five strikeouts over seven innings against the Giants on Friday.
Simply put, Hamels has been absolutely ridiculous for his fantasy owners since his last start of the first half of the season. He's now thrown eight-straight quality starts and has posted a 1.56 ERA with a 55:12 K:BB over 57.2 innings. The only concern is the high pitch counts as the Phillies see hellbent on ruining his arm sometimes. He's now thrown 100 or more pitches in six of his last eight starts with over 115 in two of those. They'll keep running him out there though so don't think he'll be held back at all. It's business as usual here. He'll face the Mariners for his next time out.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Marc Krauss went 1-for-4 with a solo home run on Thursday in Toronto.
Krauss is hitting only .150 with a .350 slugging percentage after launching his first home run of the season. It was just his seventh game of the season, but there’s no doubt he’ll need to cut down on the strikeouts if he’s ever going to be able to showcase the decent pop he has. The left-handed hitter was called up from AAA to try and infuse some offense in Anaheim and was slugging .639 over his past 10 games. With Matt Joyce really struggling, expect Krauss to steal some of his at-bats over the next few weeks. Analysis: Kevin Luchansky