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No. 10-Roy Halladay was roughed up early, giving up five earned runs in the first five innings but he regrouped going seven innings and allowing no more runs. The Phillies provided Halladay some strong run support pushing his record to 7-7 in the 12-5 victory.
No. 9-Ryan Howard continues to creep towards 300 career homeruns. Howard has been a little gimpy lately battling through some minor injuries. The injuries didn’t slow him down from smacking homerun number 294 Monday night.
No. 8-Dewayne Wise is filling in admirably while Alejandro De Aza is dealing with an injury. Wise was solid, putting numbers up in each category on Monday. If you are a De Aza owner and he lands on the disabled list or if you are desperate for outfield help down the stretch keep an eye on Wise.
No. 7-R.A. Dickey was able to get back on track with a solid outing. The Mets’ bullpen yielded another run and cost Dickey the win against the Rockies. Dickey tossed seven innings of three hit ball, allowing one earned run on the day.
No. 6-Juan Pierre is seeing regular playing time more often now that Shane Victorino has been traded and he is making the most of it. Pierre is hitting over .300 and added three hits and two stolen bases to his season totals last night.
No. 5-Ryan Dempster was fantastic Monday limiting the Orioles to four hits and one run in eight innings. Dempster has been inconsistent but figures to be settling in now and should be a solid starter over the last several starts he should get.
No. 4-The Brewers’ Carlos Gomez has been a pleasant second half surprise rewarding owners with impressive numbers. Gomez smacked his twelfth home run of the season Monday and appears to be a nice addition to your team over the last several weeks of the season.
No. 3-Jayson Werth seems to be fully recovered from his early season ankle injury. Werth has not quite found his power stroke yet, but he is carrying an impressive batting average of .320. Monday marked the fourth time in the last five games that he has had a multi-hit outing.
No. 2-Jonathan Lucroy was forgotten by many after a stint on the disabled list. Since returning to action in late July Lucroy only had managed to hit one home run, but he doubled that up on Monday hitting two long balls.
No. 1-Tuesday will mark Felix Hernandez’ first trip to the mound following his perfect game last week. Can he follow up his feat with another or will he wilt and be hit hard by the Indians? My money is on another quality outing from one of the premier pitchers in the game.
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