Going into final evening’s sport, Luis García had a .360/.372/.507 line, 5 doubles, two residence runs, 10 RBIs, a stroll, and 9 runs scored in 19 video games since he was referred to as up on June 1st, and the 22-year-old shortstop had, “… hit safely in 15 of the 19 video games and … reached safely in 16 of the 19,” because the Nationals highlighted of their pregame notes for the sequence opener with the Baltimore Orioles.
“His 27 hits throughout the month of June rank second within the NL whereas his .360 common ranks sixth,” Washington’s PR division famous.
“Garcia has hit safely in 10 of his final 11 video games, going 18-for-45 (.400) with three doubles, one homer, 4 RBI, one hit by pitch and 6 runs scored…He has six multi-hit video games throughout this stretch.”
“He’s swinging the bat properly,” supervisor Davey Martinez stated after penciling García in as his No. 5 hitter for the primary of two with the O’s in Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
“And we’re monitoring his swings and his strategy, and I’m searching for somebody to, one, to drive in some runs, and two, to truly get on base with a few of these different guys as properly.
“And he’s accomplished that thus far, so we’ll see how he does.”
Martinez was clear it wasn’t a everlasting factor, however a chance to combine issues up a bit and hopefully spark one thing within the backside half of the lineup.
“It doesn’t imply that he’s gonna keep there,” he stated. “I would find yourself transferring him again, however for at present with the way in which this matches up, I form of like him in that 5 gap.”
García hit sixth by means of ninth in his first 19 video games this season, however Martinez defined he hoped the bump to No. 5 might assist the hitters behind him as properly.
“Yeah, I need [Yadiel Hernández] and the opposite guys, too, you realize, [Maikel] Franco, he drives in some large runs for us as properly. So possibly we get them up there.
“And like I stated, [García] can drive in runs as a result of he strikes the baseball and he can get on base for these different two guys.”
García went 0 for 4, the fifth time he’s been held hitless in 20 video games since he got here up.
The place will the shortstop hit tonight? Let’s see…