Trending Up, Trending Down: Andre Ethier Owning The Month Of August

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

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Clayton Kershaw: Making one start against the Cubs last week, Kershaw was nothing short of impressive.

In eight innings pitched, he allowed just one earned run and four baserunners (three hits, one walk) while tying a season high with 14 strikeouts. Along with picking up his 11th win of the season, he also lowered his ERA to 2.24 and FIP to 2.10.

Zack Greinke: Starting against the Reds in the series finale, Greinke added another scoreless outing to his brilliant season.

Over seven innings, he gave up just four hits while walking two and striking out nine. As a result, his ERA and WHIP for the year diminished to 1.61 and 0.85, respectively.

Andre Ethier: Picking up three starts and appearing in six overall games, Ethier had success at the plate.

In 12 plate appearances, he had five hits, including a double on Friday, and drew a walk (.500 on-base percentage). As the month of August nears an end, his slash line in 2015 remains stellar at .297/.373/.483.

Honorable Mentions:

Brett Anderson: Against the Reds, Anderson pitched 6.2 innings and did not allow an earned run, yielding five hits and striking out four.

Alex Wood: Combining for 11.2 innings against the Reds and Cubs, Wood allowed three earned runs and 12 hits while striking out 11.

Luis Avilan: Making three relief appearances, Avilan totaled two innings and did not allow a baserunner while striking out three.

Scott Van Slyke: Accumulating 12 at-bats, Van Slyke picked up four hits and drew a walk, including a double on Saturday.

A.J. Ellis: In three starts, Ellis picked up three hits and reached base via walk twice in 12 plate appearances (.417 on-base percentage).


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