The Mariners will rotate Smoak, Kendrys Morales and Michael Morse at first base and designated hitter going forward until Morse is healthy enough to play the outfield. Morse was the first baseman Wednesday.
Smoak returned to action from the disabled list Tuesday and went 1 for 4 with a home run.Analysis:
Out for two weeks with a strained right hamstring, Moreland can come off the DL Friday and is expected to do so. He went 6 for 9 during his rehab assignment with three doubles, a HR and three RBI.Analysis:
Davis' first home run Wednesday was a two-run, opposite field shot off Rick Porcello in the fourth inning. Davis, who was the designated hitter for the first time this year Wednesday, then capped the 13-3 win with a two-run homer off Jose Valverde in the ninth inning. He finished the game 3 for 5 with a double and five RBI.
Davis is batting .361 (13 for 36) with three doubles, six home runs and 14 RBI in his last nine games.Analysis:
Pena hasn't had an overly productive June. He's homered three times in 16 games, but he's batting just .157 (8 for 51) with 16 strikeouts. Pena has two doubles, six RBI, six walks and eight runs in June as well.Analysis:
Trumbo is batting .241 (13 for 54) in his last 15 games, but he's homered four times and driven in 10 runs in that span.
Trumbo has done his best work offensively when he's played at first base. He's batting .295 with a .537 slugging percentage, .900 OPS, nine doubles, nine home runs and 27 RBI in 40 games at first base.Analysis:
Moss is batting .357 (10 for 28) with one triple, six runs, seven RBI and 10 strikeouts in his last six games. Prior to his hot streak, Moss hit .132 (7 for 53) over a 24-game stretch from May 14-June 11.Analysis:
Konerko went 4 for 4 in the game with a double and his 27th RBI. He also scored a run and is batting .248 on the year after the four-hit effort.
The 37-year-old has an RBI in three of his last four games, but 27 on the year over 230 at-bats. He's struggled, but it was good to see him pick it up in a losing effort Tuesday.Analysis:
Encarnacion went deep in the fifth inning off starter Jeff Francis for a two-run shot. He added an RBI double in the first inning and drove in three runs.
Encarnacion finished 2 for 4 with two runs scored and is batting .268 for the year. He's hit in eight of his last 10 games with two homers, four doubles and eight RBI over that span. He's driven in 58 runs this year.Analysis:
Napoli went 1 for 3 in his return to the lineup with a single and a walk. He's batting .263 on the season with nine homers and 49 RBI.Analysis: