The flip-flop of
Miller doubled in the eighth inning Tuesday for his first hit since April 17. But Lloyd McClendon claims optimism that he can regain the form that made him one of the hottest hitters in the game in spring training.
"Hopefully he's over the hump and back on course again," McClendon told MLB.com.
The Marlins should probably stop pitching to
Despite the game-winning hits, Gattis is batting just .150 (3 for 20) with one double, one home run and three RBI in his last six games (four starts). He does have five home runs and 10 RBI through 16 games.
"His on-base percentage has been extremely high, especially against right-handed pitching," Renteria told MLB.com.
Indeed. Valbeuna owns a .420 OBP against righties. He is batting just .250, but has 12 walks in just 40 at-bats. The Cubs have generally used Emilio Bonifacio and Junior Lake in the leadoff position, but that could change.
Both hope they can maintain their momentum upon their return. Gillaspie has hit safely in 15 of 16 games played this season. Eaton owns an impressive on-base percentage of .394 and has scored 15 runs.
As expected, the
Hamels went 0-1 with a 2.12 ERA and 0.77 WHIP in three rehab starts for Class A Clearwater. He struck out 12 and walked one in 17 innings.
"Normal, nothing out of the ordinary," he said.
Chapman will throw another batting practice session this weekend in Atlanta and then begin a rehab assignment.
"He threw all his pitches," manager Bryan Price said. "He was very sharp, good velocity. Good slider, good changeup. Looked like midseason form."