Correa's 12th blast of the year capped off a seven-run second inning that led the Astros to an easy road victory. He now has seven extra-base hits over his last four games to raise his slash line to .265/.363/.467.
Mercer's fourth bomb of the year was part of a five-run sixth inning that helped the Pirates pull out a game that was tied at one. After only hitting a single homer in April and May, he now has left the yard three times this month, and he's slashing .274/.357/.367.
A reunion appeared increasingly likely as the week progressed and the Mets have indeed brought Reyes back into the fold after his departure from Colorado. Reyes, who spent his first nine seasons in New York, will join short-season Brooklyn for the time being. There has been talk that he will be prepared for a role at third base, a position he's never played in 13 years at the major league level.
The 22-year-old phenom plated Scott Van Slyke in the fifth with a single, part of an effort that extended his hitting streak to eight games. Seager also has multi-hit efforts in five of his last six contests, and has his impressive June line up to .349/.409/.663 over 83 at-bats. He's provided plenty of power along the way, smashing seven round-trippers overall during that span, including two multi-homer outings.
Story will be getting a day off as Cristhian Adames gets the start at shortstop. The 23-year-old has started the past 13 games for the Rockies, and is having another solid month for the club, batting .273/.341/.494 with four home runs and 12 RBI in June.
The Reds optioned Kyle Waldrop on Friday in a corresponding move with Blake Wood returning from the paternity list, keeping Peraza. Peraza is not in the lineup Friday but Price said he thinks he can find the 22-year-old regular at-bats between the middle-infield and outfield positions. His speed has been on display in his short time with the big club, with Peraza racking up five steals in just 11 games.
Andrew Romine will get the start at shortstop Friday as Iglesias gets his first day off since June 12. Iglesias has had a strong month of June altogether as he's slashed .351/.425/.468 while also providing top-notch defense from the shortstop position. He figures to rejoin the lineup Saturday following his rest day.
This recent surge brings Rodgers' slash line up to .300/.360/.502. He has 10 home runs and 38 RBI in 55 games. A promotion to High-A could be in short order, though Rodgers likely won't see the big leagues before 2018 at the earliest.
Frazier had been hitting .333/.401/.425 with 17 stolen bases for Triple-A Indianapolis this season while moving around defensively, earning time in the outfield and the infield. At the time of his promotion, Frazier was leading the league in batting average and hits (87) along with 22 RBI this year. The 24-year-old has yet to play in a major league game, and will make his debut in the near future.
The highly-touted Mondesi is nearing a return from his 50-game PED suspension and he'll get back to game action Saturday. Once he gets a few games under his belt, Mondesi is expected to return to Double-A Northwest Arkansas on July 4 to resume his season. Mondesi was off to an excellent start to the season at the plate prior to his suspension, clubbing five home runs while racking up 11 stolen bases over his first 104 at-bats.