Swisher hit his third home run in five games as well Friday, as clubbed a two-run home run in the fifth inning to win the game. He finished the game 2 for 4 with two runs scored and two drive in during the win.
Swisher is hitting .310 with three home runs and seven RBI during his seven-game hitting streak, raising his average to .207.Analysis:
The Mets jumped on the Marlins early in the game, and Duda was a big part of that. He slugged a two-run home run in the third inning to put the Mets up 4-0, with his only hit of the game. He was 1 for 4 with one run scored and two driven in.
Duda is now hitting .300/.432/.600 with two home runs and seven RBI in 10 games during the month of July.Analysis:
Medica will likely also be held out the rest of the weekend. With the All-Star break approaching, there's a chance Medica will avoid being placed on the disabled list. He's dealing with a right groin injury.Analysis:
Johnson signed a minor-league contract with the Jays in the offseason, and was hitting .248/.402/.471 in 94 games at Buffalo. Adam Lind is expected to be placed on the disabled list with a foot injury in order to make room.Analysis:
Santana went 1 for 5 with a two-run home run in the win, while striking out twice. It was his second home run of the month of July and 14th of the season.
Santana is hitting .208/.349/.391 in 81 games.Analysis:
Cabrera went 2 for 3 in the game, and he drove in three runs in the first four innings as the Tigers ran up the score. He also walked twice and scored once in the big win.
Cabrera got off to a slow start -- by his standards -- but is back to seventh in the American League with a .926 OPS. He is batting .315/.376/.550 while ranking second in the AL with 73 RBI in 87 games.Analysis:
The club needed to make space on the roster for Carl Crawford, and decided to get rid of Robinson. Robinson had a .333 average over nine at-bats in the majors this season.Analysis:
Morneau was a finalist in the Final Vote, but lost out to Anthony Rizzo. Despite that, Morneau was asked to take part in the Derby. While Morneau could still find his way onto the All-Star roster as an injury replacement, he doesn't have to be on the team to take part in the Derby. Yoenis Cespedes won last season despite not being on the All-Star team.
Morneau won the Derby back in 2008. He's hitting .313/.346/.509 over 320 at-bats. He's hit 13 home runs.Analysis:
Howard waited until the ninth inning to unleash his power. With one man on, Howard belted an 88 mph fastball out to center for the two-run shot. Howard previously clubbed a double earlier in the game. He finished 2 for 5, with two runs scored and three RBI.Analysis: