Phillips had been on a tear with 13 hits in his last 37 at-bats before leaving the game.Analysis:
Gennett came up big with the bases loaded in the fourth inning. He doubled on the first pitch he saw from Charlie Morton, driving in two runs. He finished 1 for 4, with one run and two RBI.Analysis:
Wong will be replaced by Mark Ellis, who recently returned from the disabled list. This is the second time in four days since he's been activated that Ellis finds himself in the starting lineup. It could point to reduced playing time for Wong moving forward.Analysis:
Rendon has hit safely in 13 of 15 games for the Nationals and owns an encouraging stat line of .339/.381/.593. He is the surprising team leader with 12 RBI and is tied for the top with five doubles. His .974 OPS is the best among all starters not named Ryan Zimmerman.
He has also shown a decent eye at the plate and an ability to make consistent contact with 10 strikeouts in 59 at-bats.Analysis:
Dietrich accounted for all of the team's offense in the losing effort with one swing of the bat, as he clubbed a three-run homer in the fourth inning to establish an early lead. He finished the game 1 for 4, with a pair of strikeouts.
Dietrich has impressed early in the season, though he hasn't quite been a full-time player yet. He is hitting .286/.429/.643 in 28 at-bats, with eight RBI and eight runs scored in nine games.Analysis:
It was the only hit of the game for Hill, who has struggled at the plate thus far. He owns a .222/.273/.375 line with 18 strikeouts in 72 at-bats.Analysis:
"I see him in [batting practice], he still looks good," Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said, per MLB.com. "But somewhere along the line, you need to have that feeling and get some hits and feel confident, and then hopefully that carries you for a long spell. There’s a lot of platoon systems that work really well. The guy who’s the right-handed hitter, he’s the one who’s got the games where you might not play for two weeks."
The challenge for Roenicke remains figuring out how to get Weeks going offensively.
"It may be difficult," Roenicke said. "We’re trying to win as many games as we can win, and I have to figure out who are the best guys to put out there that day. It’s difficult on some of them. It’s no different than a guy who is playing every single day [in the minor leagues], he comes to the big leagues and now he’s a bench player. It’s the same thing."Analysis:
Last week, manager Bruce Bochy hoped to have a timetable for the second baseman by the end of the team's homestand, which comes this Thursday. It looks like the Giants will continue remain in a holding pattern with Scutaro, who hasn't been able to get over a back injury.Analysis:
Walker's home runs both came as part of a 10-homer barrage between the two teams in wet conditions Monday. He owns a .255 batting average with four home runs and seven RBI in 51 at-bats.Analysis: