Gordon Beckham and his fantasy owners have to be happy guys right now. Beckham scored on both of Abreu’s home runs.
Abreu has homered in consecutive games after returning from the 15 day disabled list. He was on the disabled list from May 18th until June 1st with tendinitis in his left ankle. It doesn’t seem like it will be a lingering issue. His two two-run homers in five at-bats since his return is a pretty strong indicator.
This was Abreu’s 17th home run of the season in just 178 at bats. His home run tonight put Abreu in third place in the majors in home runs. He trails only the white-hot Nelson Cruz who hit his 21st of the season tonight, and Edwin Encarnacion who has 19. Giancarlo Stanton is still at 16 and leading the National League.
Dan Haren is having himself a nice season. He has a 5-3 record with a respectable 3.28 ERA. He will have to hopes his teammates can bail him out just like they did for Kershaw last evening.