Bits: Casey McGehee continues to rake 

August, 13, 2010

Milwaukee Brewers third baseman Casey McGehee homered among his four hits Thursday and extended his consecutive hit streak to nine at-bats, three short of the big league mark. McGehee was not good in June/July, but he's hitting .395 in August with four home runs and 15 RBIs. Trade for him with confidence.

Daniel Bard owners surely get a bit more interested each time Boston Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon blows a save, as he did in ugly fashion Thursday, but don't expect a change anytime soon. Papelbon had been perfect in 24 career save chances against the Toronto Blue Jays, and while his ERA climbed to 3.26, he had allowed one earned run since June.