Healthy again after missing two games with a bruised right hip, Slater cracked the lineup against a right-hander (Chris Paddack), a reward for drawing three walks in his first start of the season back on July 25. The righty-hitting Slater was up to the challenge, providing two hits out of the No. 8 spot in the lineup. He should continue to see the bulk of his opportunities versus lefties, but Slater could end up settling into more of a full-time role if either Jaylin Davis or Hunter Pence -- who have combined to go 2-for-29 to begin the season -- fail to break out of their early slumps.
Giants' Austin Slater: Two hits in starting role
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