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Date Player
7/27/2017 Lucas Duda, TB, 1B
The Rays have acquired Duda from the Mets in exchange for minor league pitcher Drew Smith.

Analysis: Seeking a left-handed power bat following Colby Rasmus' abrupt departure from the team, the Rays got one in Duda, who hit 30 homers for the Mets in 2014 and 17 in 75 games this season along with a .246 average and 37 RBIs. From the Mets' standpoint, the deal clears an eventual path to regular playing time for highly regarded prospect Dominic Smith.
7/27/2017 Anthony Rendon, Was, 3B
Anthony Rendon went 2 for 4 with a double, a home run and an RBI Thursday as the Washington Nationals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 15-2. The homer was his 21st of the season. Rendon scored twice. He ended the game with a .317 batting average.

Analysis: Rendon's homer was his fifth in 12 games since the All-Star break. He has a .410/.531/.872 slash line with 14 RBIs since the Midsummer Classic.
7/27/2017 Bryce Harper, Was, RF
Bryce Harper went 3 for 5 with a double, two home runs and four RBIs Thursday as the Washington Nationals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 15-2. The homers were his 26th and 27th of the season. Harper scored three times. He ended the game with a .338 batting average.

Analysis: Harper has hit safely in all 19 games in July, producing a .429/.506/.896 slash line with nine homers, seven doubles, 21 RBIs and 26 runs. The Nats continue their homestand Friday against Colorado, and Harper is slashing .349/.452/.575 in 29 career games against the Rockies.
7/27/2017 Daniel Murphy, Was, 2B
Daniel Murphy went 1 for 3 Thursday as the Washington Nationals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 15-2. Murphy scored once. He ended the game with a .340 batting average.
7/27/2017 Ryan Zimmerman, Was, 1B
Ryan Zimmerman went 2 for 5 with two home runs and three RBIs Thursday as the Washington Nationals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 15-2. The homers were his 21st and 22nd of the season. He ended the game with a .318 batting average.

Analysis: Zimmerman's two home runs upped his total with the Nationals to 237, tied with Frank Howard for most in Washington history. Known affectionately as ''Hondo,'' the 6-foot-7 Howard played with the expansion Senators from 1965-71. The Nats continue their homestand Friday against Colorado, and Zimmerman has a .346/.386/.596 slash line at home compared to a .293/.337/.571 mark on the road.
7/27/2017 Adam Lind, Was, 1B
Adam Lind went 1 for 5 with an RBI Thursday as the Washington Nationals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 15-2. Lind scored once and stole a base. He ended the game with a .327 batting average.
7/27/2017 Brian Goodwin, Was, RF
Brian Goodwin went 3 for 5 with two doubles, a home run and two RBIs Thursday as the Washington Nationals topped the Milwaukee Brewers 15-2. The homer was his 10th of the season. Goodwin scored twice. He ended the game with a .246 batting average.
7/27/2017 Eric Sogard, Mil, 2B
Eric Sogard went 0 for 4 Thursday as the Milwaukee Brewers fell to the Washington Nationals 15-2. He ended the game with a .305 batting average.

Analysis: Sogard, who is just 1 for 15 in four games since coming off the DL, has a .257/.316/.429 slash line against lefties this season compared to a .319/.436/.448 mark versus righties. The Cubs send southpaw Jose Quintana to the mound in Friday's series opener in Milwaukee.
7/27/2017 Travis Shaw, Mil, 3B
Travis Shaw went 1 for 1 with a home run and an RBI Thursday as the Milwaukee Brewers fell to the Washington Nationals 15-2. He ended the game with a .299 batting average.

Analysis: Shaw has three homers in his last five games and 24 on the season. The left-handed hitting Shaw has a .259/.315/.518 slash line against lefties and the Cubs send southpaw Jose Quintana to the mound in Friday's series opener in Milwaukee.
7/27/2017 José Lobatón, Was, C
Jose Lobaton went 2 for 5 with a double, a home run and three RBIs Thursday as the Washington Nationals topped the Milwaukee Brewers 15-2. The homer was his fourth of the season. He ended the game with a .168 batting average.
7/27/2017 Jonathan Villar, Mil, 2B
Jonathan Villar went 0 for 4 Thursday as the Milwaukee Brewers lost to the Washington Nationals 15-2. He ended the game with a .220 batting average.
7/27/2017 Jesús Aguilar, Mil, 1B
Jesus Aguilar went 0 for 1 Thursday as the Milwaukee Brewers lost to the Washington Nationals 15-2. He ended the game with a .284 batting average.
7/27/2017 Adrián Sanchez, Was, SS
Adrian Sanchez went 1 for 1 Thursday as the Washington Nationals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 15-2. He ended the game with a .118 batting average.
7/27/2017 Lewis Brinson, Mil, CF
Lewis Brinson went 1 for 3 with a home run and an RBI Thursday as the Milwaukee Brewers lost to the Washington Nationals 15-2. The homer was his second of the season. He ended the game with a .135 batting average.
7/27/2017 Eric Thames, Mil, 1B
Eric Thames went 1 for 3 Thursday as the Milwaukee Brewers lost to the Washington Nationals 15-2. He ended the game with a .252 batting average.
7/27/2017 Orlando Arcia, Mil, SS
Orlando Arcia went 0 for 1 Thursday as the Milwaukee Brewers lost to the Washington Nationals 15-2. He ended the game with a .282 batting average.
7/27/2017 Pedro Severino, Was, C
Pedro Severino went 0 for 1 Thursday as the Washington Nationals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 15-2. He ended the game with a .333 batting average.
7/27/2017 Andrew Stevenson, Was, CF
Stevenson picked up the first hit of his MLB career in the eighth inning Thursday as the Washington Nationals topped the Milwaukee Brewers 15-2.
7/27/2017 Matt Albers, Was, P
Matt Albers did not allow a hit or walk in 1.0 scoreless inning as the Washington Nationals defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 15-2 on Thursday. Albers did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 1.73 ERA and 0.88 WHIP on the season.
7/27/2017 Max Scherzer, Was, P
Max Scherzer improved to 12-5, allowing one run on three hits and three walks in 6.0 innings, as the Washington Nationals defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 15-2 on Thursday. Scherzer struck out nine, ending the game with a 2.23 ERA and 0.85 WHIP on the season.

Analysis: Scherzer's season strikeout total is now up to 201 - his sixth consecutive season with at least 200, the longest active streak in the majors. He next takes the ball Tuesday at Miami, and in his only start of the season against the Marlins on June 21, he allowed two unearned runs in eight innings while striking out 11 in a 2-1 loss.
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