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Josh Hamilton went 1-for-2 with a home run, one RBI, two runs scored and two walks against the A's on Friday.
It had been 14 games since Hamilton's last home run and the nine he's sporting on the year has been nothing short of disappointing. Even for those who waited and took him in the early-middle rounds were still expecting close to 20 on the year, but once again, injuries take their toll. Perhaps it's time we stopped drafting on name an false hope and started looking more towards reality with some of these players. If you have to say "when healthy" when describing what you'd like to see out of a player, maybe take that as a red flag.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Teams have begun to eye Braves starting pitcher Shelby Miller.
What a shock. Suddenly teams are interested in a 24-year old who is 5-1 with a 1.33 ERA and 43:16 K:BB over 54.0 innings. Never saw that coming. The Braves did a nice job not only acquiring Miller, but also in developing him more. His use of a new cutter is increasing his ground ball rate and he is inducing a lot more weak contact. As a result, strikeouts are up, walks are down and Miller looks like a tremendous asset.Expect teams to make pitches for Miller, but don't expect the Braves to bite. Analysis: Howard Bender