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Date Player
6/29/2016 Joe Panik, SF, 2B
Panik was scratched from Tuesday's lineup due to possible concussion symptoms.

Analysis: Panik is still feeling the effects of being hit in the head by a pitch from Tampa Bay's Matt Moore on June 18. Though he initially passed concussion tests and has played in eight games since the incident, the second baseman began experiencing renewed symptoms following Monday's game. Manager Bruce Bochy said the team should know by Wednesday whether Panik will require a stint on the concussion DL.
6/29/2016 Albert Pujols, LAA, 1B
Pujols continued his hot stretch with two hits - including an RBI single - Tuesday against Houston.

Analysis: El Hombre also recorded a rare stolen base in the Angels' 7-1 loss. Pujols is 9 for 22 with a pair of homers over a five-game hitting streak and is batting .326 over his last 11 games.
6/29/2016 Lorenzo Cain, KC, CF
Cain exited Tuesday's game against St. Louis after injuring his left hamstring.

Analysis: Cain was hurt trying to beat out an infield hit in the seventh inning of the Royals' 8-4 loss. Manager Ned Yost said after the game that Cain will undergo an MRI to determine the extent of the injury, which could require a trip to the disabled list.
6/29/2016 Troy Tulowitzki, Tor, SS
Tulowitzki homered Tuesday in his second game back at Coors Field as a visiting player.

Analysis: Tulowitzki has four homers in nine games since returning from a three-week stint on the disabled list with a strained right quadriceps.
6/29/2016 Tim Lincecum, LAA, P
Lincecum struck out seven in 4 1/3 innings Tuesday against Houston, but was reached for five runs and walked four in the Angels' 7-1 loss.

Analysis: After throwing six innings of one-run ball to win his Angels' debut on June 18, Lincecum has been lit up for nine runs and 15 hits while failing to go beyond 4 1/3 innings in his two subsequent starts. The two-time NL Cy Young Award winner isn't a recommended play at the moment.
6/29/2016 Carlos Gómez, Hou, CF
Gomez contributed two hits and an RBI to Tuesday's win over the Angels.

Analysis: Gomez appears to have bounced back from an awful first two months of the season, as he's hitting .367 over his last 13 games.
6/29/2016 José Altuve, Hou, 2B
Altuve went 2 for 4 with two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Angels to extend his hitting streak to 10 games.

Analysis: The diminutive hitting machine is batting .400 with three home runs during the streak and an incredible .414 in 28 games since May 29. The tear has raised Altuve's season average to .350, now tops in the majors.
6/29/2016 Robbie Ray, Ari, P
Ray, who left Monday night's 8-0 loss to Philadelphia with a blister on his left middle finger, said he was fine and would be ready for his next scheduled start Sunday against San Francisco.

Analysis: Ray has allowed four runs each while losing his last two starts.
6/29/2016 Maikel Franco, Phi, 3B
Franco had two hits with a RBI on Tuesday.

Analysis: He is batting .381 with five extra-base hits in his last five games.
6/29/2016 Lance McCullers, Hou, P
McCullers is expected to miss just one start due to a finger blister.

Analysis: The young right-hander was scratched from Tuesday's assignment against the Angels, with Scott Feldman yielding one unearned run over five innings in his place. McCullers is slated to return for Monday's series opener against Seattle.
6/29/2016 Yasmany Tomás, Ari, LF
Tomas homered for one of his two hits Tuesday.

Analysis: He has four home runs and eight RBIs over a nine-game stretch.
6/29/2016 Carlos Correa, Hou, SS
Correa carried the Astros' offense once again Tuesday, going 3 for 4 with a home run and four RBIs in a 7-1 win over the Angels.

Analysis: The 21-year-old phenom now has five homers and 15 RBIs over an 11-game stretch and is hitting .333 over his last 12 contests. The Astros have lost just twice during that period.
6/29/2016 Jake Lamb, Ari, 3B
Lamb homered for one of his two hits Tuesday.

Analysis: He is batting .405 with four home runs and 12 RBIs over a 12-game stretch.
6/29/2016 Brad Ziegler, Ari, P
Ziegler suffered a blown save Tuesday when he allowed two runs in the ninth inning of a 4-3 loss to the Phillies.

Analysis: Both of Ziegler's blow saves have come in his last three chances.
6/29/2016 Welington Castillo, Ari, C
Castillo had three hits Tuesday.

Analysis: This is the second time in three games Castillo has recorded a three-hit contest.
6/29/2016 Wil Myers, SD, 1B
Myers continued to make his case for a spot on the All-Star team, hitting his 18th home run, a three-run shot, and walking three times in Tuesday's loss to Baltimore.

Analysis: June has been very good to Myers, who is batting .326 with 11 homers and 31 RBIs in 25 games this month. His 11 homers are the most ever by a Padre in June.
6/29/2016 Erik Johnson, SD, P
It was another rough outing Tuesday for Johnson, who allowed four runs and seven hits - including two homers - over five innings in a loss to Baltimore.

Analysis: In six starts - all losses - since joining the Padres, Johnson has a 9.15 ERA while yielding 46 hits in 31 1/3 innings.
6/29/2016 Adam Jones, Bal, CF
Jones got the red-hot Orioles off to a fast start Tuesday, homering on the second pitch of the game.

Analysis: Jones' homer was his 11th in June and tied him with Brady Anderson for sixth place on the Orioles’ all-time list with 209. Jones, a San Diego native, is 12 for 25 with three homers and six RBIs in six career games at Petco Park.
6/29/2016 Chris Davis, Bal, 1B
Davis had three hits with his 19th home run and two RBIs in Tuesday's win.

Analysis: The slugging first baseman is 15 for 39 (.385) with three home runs and 12 RBIs in his last 10 games.
6/29/2016 Jonathan Schoop, Bal, 2B
Schoop continued his hot stretch with a season high-tying three hits in Tuesday's win.

Analysis: Schoop is batting .488 (21 for 43) with three homers and eight RBIs during a 10-game hitting streak. His average is up to .298.
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