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Hitters: Freddie Freeman 1B, Ramiro Pena SS, Evan Gattis C, Gerald Laird C, Juan Francisco 3B
Pitchers: Paul Maholm SP, Kris Medlen SP, Luis Avilan RP, Mike Minor SP, Anthony Varvaro RP, Craig Kimbrel RP, Jordan Walden RP
Maholm, Medlen and Minor can all blame the Detroit Tigers for not finishing April with an "A."
Maholm began the season with a 25.1 scoreless innings streak and a 3-0 record but came back down to Earth with a 3-2 record and 3.30 ERA.
Both Minor and Medlen entered the weekend with ERA's below 2.25, but left with ERA's above 3.00--still good but not worthy of an "A."
A majority of the relievers have pitched above average and a major reason why they lead the MLB.
Varvaro has not pitched in enough meaningful action to receive an "A" but does have a win on the season.
The same can be said for Walden, but Gonzalez looks to be trusting him more and more, and the fireballer picked up the win on Monday night. He could make a jump.
Elevated standards for Kimbrel leave him just short of an A, and Avilan can also blame the Tigers' series for not staying in the "A" column.
As for the hitters, Freeman looked on his way to an A before heading to the disabled list. Since his return, he is just 5-for-25.
Bench players in Pena and Laird have played well when given the opportunity, with both recording big hits against the Nationals at different points this season.
Francisco has posted a solid batting line (.302, 4, 11) but has committed three errors in the field.
Gattis is second on the team in both home runs (six) and RBI (14) but is 5-for-29 in his last eight games to lower his average to .236.