Bits: Nolan Reimold, Gamel coming alive 

April, 18, 2012
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Baltimore Orioles outfielder Nolan Reimold homered again Tuesday, the fourth consecutive road game in which he has done so. Reimold, who has seven RBIs and seven runs scored in that span, is hitting .351, and the leadoff hitter also drew his first walk of the year. Alas, plate discipline and durability haven't been strengths of his in the past, but enjoy this potential emergence while it's happening.

Miami Marlins right-hander Josh Johnson allowed seven hits and two runs over seven innings Tuesday, lowering his season ERA to 5.94 in his best start of the young season. However, it wasn't vintage Johnson, with three walks and just three strikeouts. Johnson has eight strikeouts in three starts. It's going to get better; trade for this guy now.

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Kevin C. Cox/Getty ImagesJohan Santana was rocked in Atlanta on Tuesday.
• Meanwhile, the positive resurgence for New York Mets left-hander Johan Santana was erased by Tuesday's pounding in Atlanta. Santana's shortest career outing featured six runs (four earned) and only four outs -- though the Mets' defense was awful -- and he didn't register a strikeout. Santana is building up arm strength, and there's risk here, but he should remain owned even in standard leagues.

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