It's just the second time this season that Davis has been slotted second against the righty and his sixth time batting second against any pitcher. He's been much better against righties than lefties this season, hitting .257/.361/.396 with two home runs in 101 at-bats, while posting a .452 OPS against lefties. Lincecum has also seen more struggles against righties (.720 OPS against) than lefties (.455 OPS against).
The Brewers are favorites (-120) on Monday, per VegasInsider.com.Analysis:
Hamilton suffered shoulder and wrist injuries on a slide on Saturday and was held out of Sunday's game, but it appears the issue was minor. He has hit .211/.256/.322 with three home runs, nine RBI and a league-high 17 stolen bases in 152 at-bats.
It's the first time this season manager Bryan Price has batted the pitcher eighth. The Reds are favorites (-140) on Monday, per VegasInsider.com.Analysis:
"I've seen balls come off firm and I'm seen them come off where they die off the wall. That's knowing the outfield wall and how the balls come off," Sandberg said. "It's all part of the learning process for him."
Herrera made another mistake on Sunday when he misjudged a pop up from Darin Ruf in the seventh. Herrera waited too long to make his move toward second and was gunned down by Bryce Harper.
"We want to favor the runner getting to second base instead of having to be that far to go once it dropped in," Sandberg said. "Could have been a big play."Analysis:
In the first inning of Sunday's 11-3 win over the Dodgers, Upton hit a grand slam. Dodgers pitcher Carlos Frias loaded the bases and Upton cleared them with a deep shot to center field on a 2-2 pitch.
This helped set the tempo of San Diego's barrage of hits and runs for the day.
"He's been taking the boys and putting us on his back, for sure," said pitcher James Shields to U-T San Diego. "We're going to need some of the other guys to step up as well to win more ball games, but he's been phenomenal."
Upton finished the game 2 for 4 with six RBI. He also hit a two-run double in the second inning. Upton now has 35 RBI for the season.
Upton is now slashing .284/.343/.562.Analysis:
Despite the barrage of hits and runs, neither recorded an RBI.
For Venable, this marked the first time this season and the ninth time in his career that he's recorded four hits in a game. Venable now has a slash line of .292/.354/.472.
This is the second time Spangenberg has recorded a three-hit game. He's slashing .236/.296/.371.Analysis:
Guerrero took a 1-0 pitch deep to center field for the home run off of Padres pitcher James Shields. Guerrero finished the day 1 for 4 with two strikeouts. Guerrero is slashing .300/.329/.638 for the season but is only hitting a batting average of .235 in his last five games.Analysis:
Coghlan did his damage in the fifth inning when he took a Jeremy Hellickson pitch to deep right field for a two-run shot, his seventh of the season. Coghlan is now hitting .208 with 11 RBI in 125 at-bats this year.Analysis:
In Sunday afternoon's 9-1 victory, Marte hit a three-run home run in the bottom of the sixth inning. The homer also scored Gregory Polanco and Andrew McCutchen.
After the game, McCutchen said it was only a matter of time before Marte made someone pay.
"Pick your poison. That's the way I look at it," McCutchen said, via MLB.com. "I guess they felt since Marte hadn't been swinging the bat the past few games, they could get him out. Nah, you can't do that either."
Marte finished 1 for 5 with two strikeouts. He's now slashing .278/.326/.513.
Before the homer, Marte had gone 11 at-bats without a hit.Analysis:
McCutchen took a 1-2 pitch to deep center field off of Jonathon Niese that also drove in Jose Tabata. That was McCutchen's seventh home run of the season. He finished the game 2 for 3 with a single and two walks.
"You've got to have the confidence in yourself that regardless of what they're throwing up there, you're capable of being able to have some good at-bats and be able to be on the successful side of it," McCutchen said to MLB.com.
This was the second game in a row that McCutchen went yard and marked the third time in the past four games he's done so. After a horrible start in April, McCutchen is hitting .321 since May 1.
McCutchen is slashing .261/.359/.464 for the season.Analysis:
Byrd put his team on the board with his seventh-inning blast off Indians starter Trevor Bauer, but he was only able to reduce his team's deficit to 4-1 in the eventual loss. He entered the game 0 for 11 in his previous three appearances. Byrd has hit .203/.275/.434 with nine home runs and 24 RBI in 143 at-bats.Analysis: