One of the top hitting prospects in baseball continues to shine despite the bump in levels. He doesn't appear to have elite power or speed, but Senzel should still be able to muster double-digit production in both of those categories. His greatest asset is his ability to handle the bat, as he has hit over .300 at every level of full-season ball thus far.
He has started 14 of the last 16 games, but is hitting just .204/.274/.352 with two home runs in 54 at-bats over that span. Greg Garcia will start at third base and hit eighth.
He went 0-for-3 with three strikeouts prior to getting ejected. In his final at-bat, Bryant fouled a ball off his leg, but was able to remain in the game, although it took him a while to get back into the box.
As anticipated, the switch-hitting infielder will join the big-league club with the hope of providing any semblance of production from the second base position. Cowart will get the opportunity to strut his stuff from the get-go as he's tabbed to start Tuesday's game at second base, batting ninth.
Seager's 415-foot shot to center in the second opened the scoring and was his fourth homer of July. The veteran third baseman started the season in an uncharacteristic power slump, but he's now launched nine round trippers since June 6 after having hit only five prior to that date. The surge has Seager tied for third on the team with Mike Zunino in home runs and on pace to eclipse 20 bombs for the sixth consecutive campaign.
Most people close to the situation expected the infielder to return from the disabled list Monday, but the Red Sox instead opted to bring top prospect Rafael Devers up from the minors to try to get any production out of the third base spot. Rutledge is now just 1-for-16 in five rehab games with the PawSox, which isn't a stat line that would compel the Red Sox to bring him back too soon.
Lamb and Paul Goldschmidt combined for five walks from the Nos. 3 and 4 spots, respectively, making for a long night for the Braves' pitching staff, which needed 174 pitches to cover eight innings. The patient batting eye is something Lamb has shown all season, with his 0.53 BB/K rate representing a steady uptick from his 2016 mark of 0.42. That improved plate discipline coupled with an above-average .327 BABIP has aided Lamb to a career-high .375 on-base percentage.
Beltre has made up for lost time with a .300/.379/.518 slash line, eight home runs, 31 RBI and 23 runs through just 46 games since returning from injury. With only 11 hits to go before reaching the prestigious the 3,000 mark, the veteran is closing in on elite territory, and it wouldn't be surprising to see him parlay the achievement into an excellent second half.
Flores came into this one with a .522 slugging percentage against left-handed pitching, so it's not surprising that he found success against starter Clayton Richard. His ability to move all around the infield defensively has been crucial for a New York team that's been hit hard by the injury bug, and it certainly helps that the 25-year-old can handle himself at the plate to boot. Flores has now hit double-digit home runs in three consecutive campaigns, as he launched 16 in each of the past two seasons.
Moustakas has now hit four homers through his past four outings and sports an active seven-game hitting streak. He's put it all together this season with a .277/.307/.568 slash line and is showing no signs of slowing down.