Cervelli did his damage in the second inning when he ripped a three-run homer off of David Phelps over the right field wall, his first of the season.
"He hammered that ball," manager Clint Hurdle said to MLB.com. "He's been in a good place at the plate, seeing pitches."
It was his first home run since August 13 of last year and just the 11th in his eight-year career.
Cervelli, who also walked once, is now hitting .316 with 13 RBI on the season.Analysis:
Grandal, who has been on the 7-day concussion disabled list, is beginning a rehab stint at Triple-A Oklahoma City on Tuesday.
When he returns, he will do so with a .291 average and 17 RBI.Analysis:
Ramos is now hitting .285 with 21 RBI in 136 at-bats on the season.Analysis:
Lucroy, who is currently on the 15-day DL with a toe injury, received good news on his injury on Monday after undergoing a second X-ray. Manager Craig Counsell has a plan in place to get Lucroy some minor league at-bats this week to help him be ready for the team's upcoming road trip, starting June 1.
Counsell doesn't have a specific timetable in place, however.
"I don't want to say for sure. He's making big progress every day now. I'm just going to let him make that progress. It has a chance to be pretty soon," Counsell said.Analysis:
With Posey getting a breather, Hunter Pence is in the cleanup role. It's Posey's second day off in the team's last four games after making 10 straight starts. Andrew Susac will start behind the plate and bat eighth on Monday.
The Giants are underdogs (+115) in Milwaukee, per VegasInsider.com.Analysis:
Mesoraco is dealing with a left hip impingement. The Reds had put off the move in hopes that he could pinch-hit and eventually get back behind the plate.
The loss is another blow to a Cincinnati team that has lost eight in a row. Mesoraco, who emerged as one of the premier hitting catchers in the big leagues last season, was off to a poor start in 2015 with a slash line of .178/.275/.244. He has no home runs, two runs scored and a mere two RBI in 45 at-bats.Analysis:
The report further states that d'Arnaud could report to Triple-A Las Vegas in five or six days and that GM Sandy Alderson believes he could be back with the Mets as early as June 1 in San Diego, but more likely the following series against Arizona.
d'Arnaud was off to a productive start before going down with a fractured pinkie. He was batting .317 with 10 RBI in just 41 at-bats.Analysis:
Ross typically receives his starts on the days that Jon Lester pitches, but he'll be behind the plate on Monday to catch Tsuyoshi Wada. He has hit .182/.341/.303 in 33 at-bats.
The Cubs are home underdogs (+105) against the Nationals on Monday, per VegasInsider.com.Analysis:
Montero is now hitting .267 with 16 RBI in 101 at-bats this season.Analysis:
Muno, who went 1 for 6 in four games with the Mets in April, has hit .280/.354/.400 with one home run, 12 RBI and three stolen bases in 100 at-bats with Las Vegas. Monell was 1 for 16 with a double in his stint with the Mets and returns to a .397/.455/.638 line with four home runs and 15 RBI in 58 at-bats with Las Vegas.Analysis: