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    The Morgan Auto Group Charity Polo Classic took place on the 21st. The ladies put on their big hats and the men donned their bowties, and we raised a lot of money for Big Brothers, Big Sisters and Children's Cancer Center. This recap is brought to you by Marco's Pizza, who graciously donated $2,000 during the event. More>>

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    Who's Hot, Who's Not - July 25
    Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Let's check in on which players have been driving fantasy owners' success and which ones have been driving us mad recently in this week's edition of "Who's Hot, Who's Not."

    (All stats as of Wednesday, July 24)

    Who's Hot

    Hitters

    Wil Myers, RF, Tampa Bay Rays - In just 121 at-bats, Myers has jumped to the head of a weak class for AL Rookie of the Year. He has picked up eight multi- hit games in his last nine games, including seven in a row, and is batting .500 with three doubles, two homers, eight RBI and a 1.275 OPS in that span.

    Alejandro De Aza, CF, Chicago White Sox - De Aza has batted .449 with five doubles, a triple, two homers, four RBI, 11 runs, two steals and a 1.223 OPS over his last 12 games and is threatening to join the top-50 fantasy players with a .280 average, 12 home runs, 44 RBI, 58 runs, 12 steals and a .780 OPS this season.

    Junior Lake, CF, Chicago Cubs - The Cubs prospect has been more Lake Superior than Lake Ontario so far, collecting 14 hits, including three doubles and two homers, in his first 27 major league at-bats. Lake hit .295 with 16 extra-base hits (four home runs) and 14 steals in 156 at-bats with Triple-A Iowa this season.

    Jayson Werth, RF, Washington Nationals - After hitting just 25 homers in 231 games with the Nationals over the last two season and eight in his first 58 this year, Werth's power has returned in the second half of this month. He had back-to-back multi-homer games on July 21 and 22 and hit another one Wednesday against the Pirates. Werth is hitting .411 with seven bombs, 15 RBI, 10 walks and a 1.296 OPS since July 4.

    Matt Wieters, C, Baltimore Orioles - Wieters clearly likes getting a few extra days off during the All-Star break -- he has hit .476 with two homers in five games since the break ended and owns a .792 OPS after the All-Star break in his career, compared to .715 before.

    More: Hunter Pence (15-for-34 last nine games); Allen Craig (41-for-99, four HR, 27 RBI last 27 games); Mike Napoli (7-for-15, three HR last four games)

    Pitchers

    Scott Kazmir, LHP, Cleveland Indians - Kazmir one-hit the Mariners over eight innings Wednesday one start after allowing just two hits in six innings against the Twins. The lefty is 3-0 with a 1.60 ERA over his last 45 innings.

    Matt Moore, LHP, Tampa Bay Rays - Moore threw his first complete game in a two- hit shutout of the Red Sox Monday to improve to 14-3. After losing three straight starts and posting a 13.86 ERA in his first three outings of June, Moore has won six consecutive starts and recorded a 1.50 ERA and a .143 opponents' batting average in that stretch.

    Bronson Arroyo, RHP, Cincinnati Reds - The 36-year-old Arroyo, who is seemingly made of rubber based on his ability to both throw 200 innings in every season and swing his leg out like a fire hose during his windup, threw his sixth career shutout Monday against the Giants. He's 3-1 with a 1.61 ERA in July.

    More: Wily Peralta (2-0, 0.31 ERA last four starts); Chris Archer (3-0, 0.96 ERA in July); Jered Weaver (2-0, 0.00 ERA last two starts)

    Who's Not

    Hitters

    Ryan Braun, LF, Milwaukee Brewers - The first punishment from the Biogenesis investigation was levied this week in the form of a 65-game suspension for Braun. The disgraced outfielder will finish up with a .298 average, nine homers, four steals, an .869 OPS and a boatload of shame and (possibly phony) contrition. Hopefully he has some money saved up, because while he'll still get $113 million from the Brewers after this season, he's not going to get another paycheck until then. Better start updating your resume, Ryan.

    Aaron Hill, 2B, Arizona Diamondbacks - Hill has gone into a deep slump over the last couple of weeks, hitting .129 with 11 strikeouts in 31 at-bats. Because he doesn't have many at-bats this season due to a fractured hand, his average has dropped 43 points in the last nine games.

    Jed Lowrie, SS, Oakland Athletics - Lowrie has maintained a .300 average for most of the season, but he's down to .283 after going 3-for-32 (.094) over his last eight games.

    Alex Gordon, LF, Kansas City Royals - Gordon is actually batting under .200 (.188) with just seven extra-base hits over his last 44 games, and he has gone 5-for-41 (.122) with 17 K and a .387 OPS in his last 11.

    Dustin Pedroia, 2B, Boston Red Sox - Pedroia received a fat new contract extension this week, so he's doing pretty well in the game of life, but he has started off the second half in a 2-for-23 (.087) slump.

    More: Anthony Rendon (2-24, five K last six games); Justin Ruggiano (1-42 last 13 games); Jose Iglesias (3-29 last eight games)

    Pitchers

    Paul Maholm, LHP, Atlanta Braves - Maholm carried a 9-6 record and a 3.69 ERA into July, but he went 0-3 with a 10.13 ERA in his first three starts of the month before hitting the disabled list with a left wrist injury.

    Josh Johnson, RHP, Toronto Blue Jays - The lowest this former ace's ERA has been at any point this season is 4.38, and he's up to 5.66 after giving up 12 earned runs on 14 hits in his last eight innings.

    CC Sabathia, LHP, New York Yankees - It's not a good sign that, just 21 starts into the season, Sabathia already has set a new career-high for home runs served up with 23. After being staked to a 3-0 lead in the rubber match of New York's series at Boston Sunday, Sabathia gave up nine hits, two homers and seven earned runs in five innings. Afterward, Sabathia summed up his struggles better than I ever could by saying, "I suck."

    More: Lance Lynn (1-4, 6.30 ERA, 1.63 WHIP last five starts); Mat Latos (2-1, 7.20 ERA, 1.93 WHIP last three starts); Jason Hammel (0-3, 5.23 ERA, 1.49 WHIP last seven starts)




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    Welcome to Great38 Tampa Bay WTTA-TV/DT - WFLA News Channel 8

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      Exclusive look inside newly renovated Al Lang Stadium Video included

      Updated:

      Great 38 News Now got an exclusive look at the newly renovated Al Lang Stadium while it was still under construction. More>>

      • Great Stuff

      PARC prepares for 41st Annual Golf Tournament Video included

      PARC prepares for 41st Annual Golf Tournament PARC prepares for 41st Annual Golf Tournament
      Updated:

      PARC is a local non-profit organization whose goal is to turn disabilities into capabilities. They provide opportunities for children and adults with developmental disabilities to exercise their independence and experience life to the fullest.  More>>

      Trio talks about 900 mile trek across Florida Video included

      Updated:

      You may remember these familiar faces. Mallory Lykes Dimmitt and Joe Guthrie stopped by Great 38 News Now in January before they set off on their 900 mile trek across the state of Florida. More>>

      News Now: JDRF is walking for a cure Video included

      Updated:

      JDRF is walking for a cure. Their goal is to create a world without type 1 diabetes. To help raise awareness and funds, they are holding a 5k walk on April 11th at Amalie Arena. Nicole Johnson and Tim Rivers stopped by to fill us in and to share their stories of living with diabetes. More>>

      News Now: Morgan Auto Group Charity Polo Classic Video included

      Updated:

      The Morgan Auto Group Charity Polo Classic took place on the 21st. The ladies put on their big hats and the men donned their bowties, and we raised a lot of money for Big Brothers, Big Sisters and Children's Cancer Center. This recap is brought to you by Marco's Pizza, who graciously donated $2,000 during the event. More>>

      News Now: Charity Polo Classic Video included

      Updated:

      Every year, Morgan Auto Group hosts their annual Charity Polo Classic. It's an event unlike any other in this area.This year, it is taking place on March 21st and benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay and Children's Cancer Center. More>>

      Celebrating Music Education Spirit Week

      Updated:

      We are celebrating kids who rock with Music Education Spirit Week! Lorri Naylor, a Lowry Elementary School teacher and a part of the Hillsborough County Elementary Music Educators Council, fills us in on the festivities.
      More>>

      USF 'Young Innovator' creates anti-bully band Video included

      Updated:

      Every year, USF holds their Young Innovator Competition, encouraging kids between kindergarten and 8th grade to invent something new or improve upon something that already exists. Meet Alexis Martin, this year's winner. The Anti-Bully Band she invented is her plan to stop bullying. More>>

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      • Hot and breezy in Tampa Bay

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        Saturday, April 25 2015 11:40 AM EDT2015-04-25 15:40:46 GMT
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      • Heath Matters: Trinity Spine Center

        Heath Matters: Trinity Spine Center

        Wednesday, March 18 2015 11:05 AM EDT2015-03-18 15:05:08 GMT
        Trinity Spine Center uses Stem Cells for Back Pain.Stem cells are master cells of the body that are available for repairing damaged tissues and organs including spine discs and cartilage cushions in the joints.
        Trinity Spine Center uses Stem Cells for Back Pain.Stem cells are master cells of the body that are available for repairing damaged tissues and organs including spine discs and cartilage cushions in the joints.
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