Arencibia doubled in the second inning and then knocked in two runs with a double in the third. He homered in his next two at-bats, first hitting a solo shot in the fifth before slugging a grand slam in the seventh inning. He wrapped up his night by striking out to lead off the ninth. Arencibia owns a .183/.223/.404 line after Tuesday's out-of-nowhere explosion, and he has six home runs and 22 RBI in 104 at-bats.Analysis:
Hanigan, who had been expected to come back by Friday, has been out since July 8.Analysis:
Molina is hitless in his last seven at-bats after a nine-game hitting streak that raised his average from .173 to .200.Analysis:
"That would be ideal," he told the St. Paul Pioneer Press. "I think everyone else would agree. Not even just pitchers. He's fit in the clubhouse great, too, with everybody."
General manager Terry Ryan expressed satisfaction with Suzuki despite admitting he rates poorly in regard to pitch-framing.
Toronto, San Francisco and Baltimore are believed to be most interested. All three had scouts at Twins games over the weekend.Analysis:
Though the Phillies lost 7-1, Ruiz had one of his best performance of the season in the loss. He went 4 for 4 in the game with one double, and he drove in the team's lone run in the loss.
Ruiz has put together three multi-hit games over the last four since his return from a concussion. He was hitting .257 prior to the DL trip, but is now at .272/.375/.382 for the season.Analysis:
Mesoraco struck in his first at-bat. He worked a five-pitch at-bat against Chase Anderson, hitting a 91 mph fastball out to left for the solo shot. He walked and singled during the contest. Mesoraco finished 2 for 5, with one run scored and one RBI.Analysis:
The catcher got in on the action during his first at-bat. He doubled on the first pitch he saw from A.J. Burnett. d'Arnaud would come in to score during the inning. In the fifth, d'Arnaud struck again, taking an 81 mph knuckle curve from Burnett out to left for a three-run shot. He doubled again later in the game. d'Arnaud finished 3 for 4, with two runs scored and three RBI.Analysis:
Sanchez will have to wait until at least Thursday before taking another test. He was placed on the disabled list Saturday after a foul tip caught him on the catcher's mask the previous day. Sanchez is just 2 for 19 over his last nine games.Analysis: