He went 0 for 3 with two strikeouts before being replaced for a pinch-hitter late in the game.
Manager Buck Showalter is hoping Reimold can come off the disabled list as Brian Roberts begins his rehab assignment around a June 24 target date.Analysis:
Ortiz went 2 for 4 with three RBI. He hit a two-run single in the third inning and added another RBI single in the fifth.
With 52 RBI on the year over 53 games, Ortiz has 10 in his last 10 games, despite the mini-slump. He's batting .303 with 14 home runs and 13 doubles.Analysis:
"I won't catch Victor unless it's some freak situation," Leyland promised. "I don't think [Alex] Avila being on the DL applies as a 'freak situation'."
V-Mart is struggling with the bat right now as he's gone 3 for 24 (.125) over his last seven games with a .179 on-base percentage. He's grounded into five double plays over that stretch.Analysis:
Berkman missed two straight games but was not dealing with an injury. It was thought Berkman was getting an extra day of rest so he would be ready to play the field. Berkman will play first and hit fifth against Jarrod Parker. Berkman is hitting .266/.372/.393 in 214 at-bats.Analysis:
The No. 3 batter went 4 for 5 with a double, RBI and run scored. He's batting .266 after the four-hit game.
Pujols now has multiple-hit contests in four of his last five. He's gone 12 for 23 over that span with three doubles, a homer and five RBI. He does have 11 homers and 43 RBI on the year.Analysis:
Hafner is batting .128 (5 for 39) with three home runs, five walks and seven RBI in 11 June games. He has just one multi-hit game in his last 19 appearances (16 starts). He's batting .127 (8 for 63) in that span, dropping his average from .275 to .221.Analysis:
Scott's two-run homer in the third inning came off former teammate Jeremy Guthrie. He added a walk in the game and is batting .239.
Manager Joe Maddon moved Scott up in the order for the game, despite Scott going just 4 for 37 (.108) over the first 10 games of June. He worked with hitting coach Derek Shelton, however, prior to Wednesday's game, The Tampa Tribune reports.
The following game, Scott entered as a pinch-hitter and recorded two hits. That began a run in which Scott went 5 for 6.
"Just made a few adjustments, just kind of brought my setup to the same setup in that year," Scott said. "Shelty, he grabbed me and had a couple ideas on some drills that we could do. Just every day, we've been doing them, trying to stay on top of the ball and hit the ball up front."Analysis:
Morales is just 1 for 18 over his last five games to drop his line to .287/.346/.457 in 247 at-bats.Analysis: