Jordy Mercer hit his fourth longball of the season on Saturday, a two-run homer off Joe Blanton of the Dodgers.
Mercer started the season like gangbusters, hitting .381 in April. He has cooled off considerably since then however. He has a .724 OPS with 31 runs and 26 RBI on the year.
Charlie Blackmon went 2-for-5 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored in Saturday's win over the Diamondbacks.
Blackmon led off the bottom of the first inning with a solo shot, a bad omen for Diamondbacks starter Shelby Miller. The outfielder also had an RBI single and a run scored in the eighth. He's a ridiculous 12-for-29 with four home runs, eight RBI and eight runs scored in a six-game hitting streak, raising his overall line to .300/.363/.506.
Shelby Miller allowed seven runs on 11 hits over six innings in Saturday's loss to the Rockies.
After a promising turn in his first start off the disabled list, Miller fell back to his old struggles Saturday. Two of the Rockies' 11 hits were homers, giving him 12 homers allowed in 12 starts. Of course, part of his issue Saturday could be Coors Field, but he's now 2-7 with a 6.79 ERA and 1.77 WHIP in those 12 starts. Miller will keep searching for some stability Friday against the Giants.
Yasiel Puig finished 2-for-4 on Saturday to continue his hot hitting since coming off the Disabled List on Tuesday.
Puig is now 7-for-15 in his last four games. The mini hot streak has boosted his line to .254/.296/.383 on the season. He still has a long way to go if he is going to return to the All Star level of production he provided his first two seasons in the majors.
Jorge De La Rosa earned his fourth consecutive win Saturday, holding the Diamondbacks to one run over six innings.
It wasn't De La Rosa's most dominant start, as he gave up six hits while walking five, but he minimized the damage en route to his fifth win of the year. He hasn't lost a decision since May 24, and the southpaw now has a 1.80 ERA since that last loss. De La Rosa will try to keep the winning streak going Friday against the Dodgers.
Chris Carter went 2-for-3 with a three-run home run and two runs scored as the Brewers edged the Nationals 6-5 on Saturday.
Carter's three-run home run in the bottom of the first inning got the scoring started. It was his 19th homer of the season -- third-most in the National League -- giving him 47 RBI and 36 runs scored. The 29-year-old is batting .229/.305/.508 in 72 games this season.
Ryan Zimmerman went 1-for-2 with an RBI and two runs scored Saturday against the Brewers.
Zimmerman had a sacrifice fly RBI in the seventh inning and scored following a single and a walk in two other innings. The 31-year-old has 33 RBI and 38 runs scored to go with a disappointing .230/.288/.410 line through 64 games.
Jeremy Jeffress pitched a scoreless ninth inning against the Nationals on Saturday to earn his 21st save.
Jeffress gave up a hit but no further damage, securing his 21st save in 22 chances this year. The 28-year-old potential trade candidate now owns a 2.67 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 26/8 K/BB ratio over 33 2/3 innings on the season.