Flowers went 2-for-4 with an RBI single and a run-scoring double in Friday's 3-2 victory over the Marlins. The backstop came through on two separate occasions in the tightly-contested ballgame, plating Matt Kemp with a second-inning single and then driving home Freddie Freeman with a game-tying RBI double in the sixth. Flowers has hit safely in seven of his last nine contests, posted 11 RBI in September, and is slashing a solid .267/.359/.410 over 266 at-bats this season.
Flowers is out of the lineup Saturday against the Mets. He has been in the lineup roughly 60-70 percent of the time of late, and will sit Saturday in favor of A.J. Pierzynski. Flowers is hitting .310/.417/.414 over his last 16 games, but his track record suggests that some steep regression is in order.
Flowers is out of the lineup Monday against the Nationals. Flowers was behind the plate for the previous three games, so he'll get a chance to pick up some rest Monday afternoon. Anthony Recker will get the starting nod at catcher, serving as the battery mate for starting pitcher Ryan Weber.
Flowers is out of the lineup Thursday against the Padres. Flowers has started back-to-back contests and four of the last five overall, but will take a seat for the afternoon matchup against San Diego. Anthony Recker will get the call to bat sixth in the order and man the backstop in his stead.
Flowers is out of the lineup Sunday against the Giants. Anthony Recker will start behind the plate while Flowers receives a maintenance day. Flowers has increased his production at the plate recently and has posted a .368/.500/.526 line over the last seven games. He'll likely return to his normal spot in the lineup Tuesday when the Braves face the Padres.
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