It was Barney's first home run of June after hitting one home run a piece in April and May, and he extended his hitting streak to six games with the 1-for-4 performance. Barney has hit .214 in 196 at-bats.Analysis:
Batting eighth, Infante went 4 for 4 with four singles and his third stolen base of the season. He did not score or drive in any runs, however, in the 5-1 win. Infante is batting .308 on the season.
The 31-year-old has gone 6 for 8 in his last two games after going 0 for 8 in the previous two. He's been hot and cold at times, but continues to hit right around .300.Analysis:
Izturis' RBI single in the eighth inning scored Rajai Davis and Colby Rasmus for a 2-0.
Izturis doubled twice and went 2 for 3 with the two RBI. He's batting .224 on the year.
The light-hitting middle infielder has hits in six of his last seven games with four RBI over that stretch.Analysis:
"Soon," Scutaro told the Chronicle Monday. "Tomorrow. Next day...depends on how finger reacts (from day to day)."
Scutaro has been sidelined since June 11 with mallet finger.Analysis:
Profar, who was leading off as the designated hitter Monday against Oakland, is expected to need 7-10 days in order to learn the ins and outs of playing left field.Analysis:
Kipnis heads into Monday's game against the Royals with a 10-game hitting streak. He's batting .432 (16 for 37) with one home run, three doubles and eight RBI in that span.Analysis:
Turner is dealing with an intercostal issue, which could require him to miss some time. Turner is hitting .266/.307/.330 in 94 at-bats.Analysis:
What's ailing Bonifacio? It's hard to tell. But the main culprit may be his career-high fly ball (31.7 percent) rate -- 6 percent over his career average. With more fly balls come fewer grounders, and a weak hitter like Bonifacio needs the grounders so he can beat them out and get on base. Getting on base leads to more steals (he stole 30 in 274 at-bats last year), which could help get Bonifacio's value back up.
Until he starts getting the ball back on the ground, Bonifacio will likely continue to disappoint, as one cannot beat out fly balls with speed. He's probably safe to drop in most mixed league formats, but keep an eye on Bonifacio's fly ball rates going forward. When the averages start to normalize, he may be a decent mid-season sleeper.Analysis:
Murphy was being used as the team's primary first baseman with Ike Davis in the minors, but that experiment could be over. Lucas Duda will start at first Monday. Murphy will face Braves starter Tim Hudson.
Murphy is hitting. 281/.321/.426 in 256 at-bats.Analysis:
Rutledge was called up to replace Troy Tulowitzki, and has started the last three games. He'll be replaced by Jonathan Herrera. Rutledge is hitting .228/.285/.351 in 171 at-bats.Analysis: