Garcia (0-1) got the first two batters he faced out before walking the next two. Jackie Bradley then came up and hit a two-run double down the right field line that was just fair. Garcia's mound appearance will likely be his last for a long while.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:
Pedroia has struggled throughout the season. He has not achieved a multi-hit game since April 3, after which he has just seven hits in 45 at-bats. He has no home runs and just one RBI on the season. Pedroia has also yet to draw a walk.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:
The team had yet to confirm the promotion of Franklin from Triple-A Tacoma, but he even indicated it in a tweet.
Franklin will likely receive playing time in the outfield with shortstop Brad Miller and second baseman Robinson Cano set at his familiar spots.Analysis:
Roberts has not played since Saturday.Analysis:
Infante opened the game with a solo home run in the first inning, and then added another RBI in the third inning on a fielder's choice to give the Royals a lead. He finished the game 1 for 3 with two RBI and two runs scored, while walking once.
Infante has hit for almost no power this season, but he has found ways to be productive nonetheless. He is hitting .297/.381/.378 through his first 10 games with the Royals.Analysis:
Izturis is still set to seek a second opinion before undergoing surgery, but it appears inevitable at this point. The 33-year-old was hitting .286/.324/.314 through the first 11 games of the season before suffering the injury Sunday.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: