Santana closed out a big six-run third for the Braves with a two-bagger to deep right which plated Tyler Flowers and Rio Ruiz. The 26-year-old was hitless in his first 18 at-bats with Atlanta after being acquired from the Twins on May 8, but he's gone 4-for-14 with three doubles, a triple and four RBI in the last six games.
Renfroe's 10th home run of the year and second grand slam of his career was all the Friars would need in this one. The young outfield prospect has hits in seven of his last eight games, including two home runs. His poor plate discipline (53 strikeouts, 16 walks in 205 plate appearances) will hinder his development in the short term, but Renfroe certainly has intriguing pop in most fantasy formats.
Heyward provided two of the team's three hits on the afternoon and drove in both of their runs. The two-hit effort was only his fifth multi-hit performance of the season and first in May, and he's hitting a very mediocre .258 with five homers, 21 RBI and one steal. He's hit fairly well since coming off the disabled list recently, but his fantasy owners would like more evidence of his five-tool abilities.
Santana hit the team's first grand slam of the year Sunday and followed it up with his eighth homer of the year. Three of his eight long balls have come since May 24, and the 24-year-old has raised his line to .276/.374/.481 with 28 RBI. Santana's power-speed combination could be in the process of breaking out in what has become a potent Milwaukee lineup.
After getting a few days off to clear his head recently, McCutchen has now homered in two of his last three games and seems rejuvenated at the dish. Despite hitting just .215 on the season, the 30-year-old outfielder has 23 runs scored, 24 RBI and five steals in 207 plate appearances. While most likely believe the decline is full effect for McCutchen, he could also be in the midst of turning his season around.
The slugging outfielder's third-inning hit brought home Dee Gordon with the Marlins' second run of the night. He's now hit safely in eight of his last 10 games, banging out five multi-hit efforts over that span. Stanton also has eight RBI in his last eight contests and has driven in an impressive 19 runs overall in May.
Altherr drove home starter Jeremy Hellickson in the sixth with a single to left, the Phillies' only run of the night. After a strong April, the emerging outfielder has been even better in May, smacking 14 extra-base hits (eight doubles, six home runs) and racking up 21 RBI. He's also hit safely in four straight and has now reached base in eight consecutive contests overall.
Harper said the only thing he noticed after the fight was a scratch on his arm, which he attributed to teammate Anthony Rendon's attempts to get him out of the scuffle. A suspension may still be coming, but don't expect Harper to miss any time due to injury.
At this point, it doesn't appear that the injury will force Polanco to the disabled list. The Pirates have an off-day Thursday, so assuming the injury isn't worse than the club expects, Polanco could be back in the lineup for Friday's series opener against the Mets.
Polanco appeared to injure himself while chasing a foul ball down the right field line. He was seen holding his right ankle while being carted off, but the severity of the injury still isn't known. His status should be updated as the Pirates release more information.