Matt Shoemaker
SP LAA
6 hours ago

Shoemaker threw six shutout innings, allowed five hits and one walk, and struck out six, but wound up with a no-decision Monday against the Astros.

EDGE Analysis

Shoemaker has been absolutely brilliant over his past four starts, all quality starts. In 27.1 innings, he has allowed just five runs (four earned, 1.31 ERA) with 31 strikeouts against five walks. Unfortunately, the Angels have left him with three no-decisions and a loss over that stretch. One has to imagine Shoemaker's decision luck will turn around if he keeps pitching anywhere near this level, but the 32-45 Angels have been particularly awful in June, with an 8-16 record. Shoemaker has been providing big value in rates and strikeouts, but unfortunately the Angels' offense and bullpen can't be trusted to hold up their end of the bargain.

Daniel Murphy
1B/2B/3B WSH
6 hours ago

Murphy went 2-for-5 with a run scored and two RBI against the Mets on Monday.

EDGE Analysis

Murphy cut the Nationals' deficit to 4-2 with a third-inning RBI fielder's choice, then extended their lead to 6-4 with a single in the next frame. While those moments of productivity ended up having little meaning in what turned into a blowout Washington win, the former Mets second baseman once again proved capable of delivering in the clutch. His .350/.392/.573 line suggests he's likely to continue doing so.

Will Harris
RP HOU
6 hours ago

Harris struck out two to work around two hits and record his seventh save in Monday's win over the Angels.

EDGE Analysis

Harris has now given up five hits in his past two innings after giving up just 18 in his first 31.2 innings this year. Still, Harris was nasty enough to get out of the jam and remain perfect in save chances. He now has 34 strikeouts to back up his brilliant 0.80 ERA and 0.86 WHIP.

Jayson Werth
LF/RF WSH
6 hours ago

Werth went 1-for-3 with a two-run double, two walks and a run scored in Monday's 11-4 win over the Mets.

EDGE Analysis

Werth's fifth-inning double gave the Nationals a 10-4 lead, effectively sealing the victory. The veteran continues to find success batting second in the lineup in front of Bryce Harper, taking advantage of pitches to hit with four doubles in the past five games. His slugging percentage is up to .436 after a disappointing .384 mark last season.

Collin McHugh
SP HOU
6 hours ago

McHugh allowed two runs on six hits and three walks with three strikeouts over six innings in a no-decision Monday against the Angels.

EDGE Analysis

McHugh now has three straight no-decisions despite quality starts in all three outings. He had a tough opening to the season, as he owned a 6.59 ERA after his first six starts, but he has tightened things up since then. In his 10 starts since, he now owns a 3.71 ERA with a sharp 59:17 K:BB. That's right about in line with his performance from 2015 -- 3.89 ERA, 3.2 K/BB in 203.2 innings -- and a fair representation of what to expect from McHugh going forward.

Ben Revere
OF WSH
6 hours ago

Revere went 4-for-5 with three runs, an RBI and three steals Monday against the Mets.

EDGE Analysis

Washington played a lot of small ball to accrue its eleven runs, and Revere was right in the middle of those efforts with his four singles. The speedy leadoff man has finally come alive on the base paths of late, with eight of his 10 steals coming in the past 10 games. His value will skyrocket if that outburst is a sign of things to come following a 31-steal 2015 campaign.

Joe Ross
SP WSH
6 hours ago

Ross (7-4) rode the Nationals offense to victory over the Mets on Monday after allowing four runs on 10 hits with a walk and seven strikeouts in six innings.

EDGE Analysis

Ross gave up the game's first four runs, but ended up victorious nonetheless in what was ultimately a blowout 11-4 affair. He's now 4-0 in his last seven starts, and has a great chance of keeping the good times rolling with a Saturday home matchup against the Reds next on tap.

Wilmer Flores
2B/SS/3B NYM
7 hours ago

Flores went 2-for-4 with two RBI in Monday's 11-4 loss to the Nationals.

EDGE Analysis

Flores' playing time could be on the decline in the near future with the team's acquisition of infielder Jose Reyes, but he provided a strong reminder of his value with this performance. Still, the 24-year-old's .248/.315/.372 line could use some work.

Marcus Semien
SS OAK
7 hours ago

Semien homered and drove in four runs in a 2-for-4 game in a win Monday over the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

Semien now has a five-game hitting streak and now has three homers and eight RBI over this stretch. He now has five homers this month and is slugging a robust .517 this month. His OPS is back up to .778 after hitting a low point at .714 on June 19.

Daniel Mengden
SP OAK
7 hours ago

Mengden had an excellent outing on Monday night against the Giants, allowing four hits and two runs over 7.2 innings to earn his first career win.

EDGE Analysis

Mengden was throwing a shutout through seven innings, but allowed two runs in the eighth before being lifted for a reliever. He has now made four starts with the A's and has yet to allow more than three runs in any of the outings while striking out over a batter per inning. Mengden's solid start has solidified his spot in the A's rotation and he is next scheduled to take the hill on Sunday against the Pirates.