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Date Player
9/2/2015 Bryce Harper, Was, RF
Harper was taken out of Wednesday night's game against St. Louis before the bottom of the fourth inning with tight glutes.

Analysis: Harper was 0 for 2 in the game, taking a called third strike in the first inning and lining out softly to second in the fourth. Matt den Dekker replaced Harper in center field and was batting third for Washington.
9/2/2015 Keith Hessler, Ari, P
The Diamondbacks recalled Hessler from Triple-A Reno.

Analysis: Hessler made his major league debut with Arizona on Aug. 8. He was 0-1 with a 15.18 ERA in eight appearances before being optioned to Reno on Aug. 23.
9/2/2015 Paul Goldschmidt, Ari, 1B
Goldschmidt has left the Diamondbacks to be with his wife for the birth of the couple's first child.

Analysis: Goldschmidt left Denver for Phoenix on a flight late Tuesday night. Manager Chip Hale said Goldschmidt would miss Wednesday's game against the Rockies and most likely Friday's game at the Chicago Cubs. Hale expects Goldschmidt to rejoin the team in Chicago this weekend. Goldschmidt entered Wednesday third in the league in hitting at .322. He has 27 home runs and 97 RBIs, second in the NL.
9/2/2015 Justin Miller, Col, P
The Rockies recalled Miller from Triple-A Albuquerque.

Analysis: Miller, who was optioned Aug. 23, is in his fourth stint with the Rockies. He is 1-2 with 4.58 ERA in 19 appearances for Colorado.
9/2/2015 Brooks Brown, Col, P
The Rockies recalled Brown from Triple-A Albuquerque on Wednesday.

Analysis: Brown is making his third appearance on Colorado's roster. He last pitched for the Rockies on June 16 before going on the 15-day disabled list two days later with right shoulder inflammation. He was activated Aug. 22 and optioned to Albuquerque. Brown is 0-2 with a 3.86 ERA in 24 games for Colorado.
9/2/2015 Evan Scribner, Oak, P
Scribner has a tear in his lat muscle behind his pitching shoulder and is done for the season.

Analysis: He had a similar injury in 2011.
9/2/2015 Mike Foltynewicz, Atl, P
Foltynewicz has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with inflammation in his ribs.

Analysis: There is a chance he could be done for the season.
9/2/2015 Prince Fielder, Tex, 1B
Fielder slugged a two-run homer among his two hits in Tuesday's win over San Diego.

Analysis: Fielder's homer was his first since Aug. 8, but he's gone 9 for 28 (.321) over a seven-game hitting streak.
9/2/2015 Matt Kemp, SD, RF
Kemp went 3 for 4 with a home run and four RBIs Tuesday against Texas.

Analysis: Kemp's overall numbers may be a bit disappointing, but they've been excellent of late. He's batting .350 with six homers and 26 RBIs since Aug. 8, hitting safely in 19 of 20 games over that stretch.
9/2/2015 Johnny Cueto, KC, P
The struggling Cueto allowed four runs in six innings Tuesday against Detroit to lose his third straight start.

Analysis: Cueto has an 8.47 ERA over the winless stretch, during which opposing hitters are hitting .380 off him. He's now 2-4 in seven starts since being acquired from Cincinnati in July.
9/2/2015 Justin Verlander, Det, P
Verlander followed up his near no-hitter by limiting Kansas City to two earned runs over 6 2-3 innings to earn his second straight win.

Analysis: Verlander has a stellar 0.76 ERA and fanned 35 in 35 2-3 innings over his last five starts, though he's just 2-2 over that span due to a lack of run support.
9/2/2015 Zack Greinke, LAD, P
Greinke was excellent as usual Tuesday against San Francisco, limiting the Giants to one run over 7 1-3 innings in a 2-1 victory.

Analysis: Greinke is on an incredible run spanning more than two months, going 10-1 with a 1.27 ERA in his last 14 outings.
9/2/2015 Madison Bumgarner, SF, P
Bumgarner's five-start winning streak came to an end despite a good showing in Tuesday's 2-1 loss to the Dodgers.

Analysis: Bumgarner, who gave up two runs over seven innings, is still 5-1 with an impressive 1.61 ERA over his last six starts.
9/2/2015 Joc Pederson, LAD, CF
Pederson hit his 24th home run Tuesday against the Giants, raising his unsightly batting average a point to .213.

Analysis: Pederson is hitting only .106 with 28 strikeouts in his last 26 games.
9/2/2015 Adam Eaton, CWS, CF
Eaton racked up four hits and a pair of RBIs Tuesday against Minnesota.

Analysis: The Chicago leadoff hitter has multiple hits in three of his last five games, going 9 for 20 with four RBIs over that stretch.
9/2/2015 Paul Goldschmidt, Ari, 1B
Goldschmidt hit his 27th home run in Tuesday's second game against the Rockies.

Analysis: Goldschmidt has five homers in his last 12 games and ranks fourth in the majors with a 1.000 OPS.
9/2/2015 A.J. Pollock, Ari, CF
Pollock was 2 for 5 with his 15th home run in the nightcap of Tuesday's doubleheader in Colorado.

Analysis: Pollock has quietly been one of the better players in baseball this year with a .870 OPS that ranks 18th in the majors.
9/2/2015 Miguel Sano, Min, 3B
Sano finished 3 for 5 and hit his 14th home run in Tuesday's win over the White Sox.

Analysis: Seven of Sano's homers have come in his last 13 games. The impressive rookie is hitting .333 with 16 RBIs over that stretch.
9/2/2015 Tanner Roark, Was, P
Roark will be recalled from the minors to replace Strasburg against Atlanta on Friday.

Analysis: Roark's start was abbreviated to two innings at Double-A Harrisburg Monday so he would be available.
9/2/2015 Stephen Strasburg, Was, P
Strasburg won't make his next scheduled start for the Washington Nationals on Friday. Strasburg was limited to four innings by upper back tightness his last outing. The right-hander is scheduled to throw an extended bullpen session Thursday and manager Matt Williams said Strasburg would need at least two days after that before pitching.

Analysis: Williams said it was possible that Strasburg, 8-6 with a 4.35 ERA, could be inserted into the rotation before his next turn but reserved judgment until after the session.
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