Trending Up, Trending Down: Jimmy Rollins Does Well, Bullpen Struggles

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Adrian Gonzalez: Picking up six starts last week, Gonzalez continued to tear the cover off the ball.

In 30 plate appearances, he reached base safely 12 times (10 hits, two walks) and homered in Thursday’s game against the Phillies. His slash line for the year increased to .298/.373/.529.

Jimmy Rollins: Heading back to Philadelphia for the first time since being traded to Los Angeles, Rollins started in all six games. Receiving 30 plate appearances, he reached base 11 times, picking up eight hits and three walks.

In his return to Philadelphia, he knocked three hits, including a double, and scored twice. Wrapping up another solid week as of late, his slash line improved to .222/.278/.365.

Brett Anderson: Getting one start this week against the Phillies, Anderson put together another quality outing.

In six innings pitched, he allowed just one earned run on four hits and two walks while striking out five. To no surprise, his ERA and WHIP for the season diminished to 3.06 and 1.28, respectively.

Honorable Mentions:

Zack Greinke: Despite allowing five earned runs in the first inning in his start against the Phillies, Greinke settled down nicely as the game continued on and even picked up his first home run of the season (along with three hits overall).

Howie Kendrick: Appearing in all six games last week, Kendrick notched 11 hits and one walk in 28 plate appearances while scoring seven runs.

Kiké Hernandez: Even though he only received five plate appearances this week, Hernandez picked up three hits (two home runs) and drew a walk. He is likely to start at second base for the duration of Kendrick’s recovery from a left hamstring strain.


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