Matt Duffy went 3-for-4 with three runs scored as he continued to hit third against the Padres on Wednesday.
After starting the season off with a bang (two homers in three games), Duffy has fallen into a prolonged cold streak. Manager Bruce Bochy tried to wake his bat by moving Duffy to third in the order on April 22. Since that time, he is batting .333 with a pair of three-hit games including Wednesday's. His .288 BABIP is still about 50 points lower than last year's and his 28.0 LD% is actually higher than last year's (20.9 LD%), so his batting average should continue to climb.
Matt Duffy was moved back to the three-hole and went 0-for-4 with an RBI in the 8-1 win over Miami on Friday.
Manager Bruce Bochy wanted to move Duffy back to third in the lineup (where he batted last year) in order to shake things up for a San Francisco Giants club that had lost seven of their last eight games. This obviously didn't work out for Duffy personally, as he failed to collect a hit after getting multiple hits over his last three contests. Overall, the change helped spark the club, as they put up an eight spot Friday. Duffy should continue bat third for the immediate future, which is prime real estate for accruing counting stats.
Matt Duffy went 2-for-4, smacking a pair of doubles in Wednesday's loss to the Diamondbacks.
After hitting two home runs in his first three games this season, Duffy has been mired in a sophomore slump (.217/.254/.383). He managed to end an 0-for-13 skid with a pair of singles Tuesday, but he had a couple of more authoritative hits Wednesday, indicating that he may finally be heating up at the plate.
Matt Duffy is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Diamondbacks, Amy Gutierrez of CSN Bay Area reports.
Duffy will receive his first respite of the season, yielding third base to Kelby Tomlinson. When he returns to action Tuesday, Duffy will hope that the day off aids in elevating him above the Mendoza Line, as he's currently slashing .173/.204/.327.
Duffy is flashing power early after coming out of nowhere to finish second in the NL Rookie of the Year voting in 2015. Fantasy owners were wondering if he could repeat last year's success given his lack of pedigree (never hit more than nine home runs in the minors). Duffy has put those questions to rest early on, smashing two homers in his first three games with Wednesday's ball traveling a career-high 424 feet. He could end up being a great value this season for those who believed in him considering where he was going in drafts.
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