Solano will not start the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against Washington, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Solano sits after starting 12 of the last 13 games. Wilmer Flores slides to second base in his absence, with Jason Vosler starting at third. Solano will likely return to the lineup for the nightcap.
Solano isn't starting Saturday's game against the Cubs, Mark W. Sanchez of KNBR 680 San Francisco reports. Solano has recorded hits in each of his last three games, and he went 4-for-11 with two RBI, a run and a strikeout during that time. Jason Vosler will start at second base and bat seventh.
Solano went 1-for-4 with an RBI in Tuesday's loss to the Angels. Solano produced the Giants' lone run with an RBI single that scored Steven Duggar in the bottom of the seventh. The infielder has struggled a bit in terms of consistency, but he's getting the job done at the plate and has hit safely in six of his last nine contests, hitting .250 with a .766 OPS while going yard twice and plating seven runs in that span.
Solano went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run, two additional runs scored and a walk in Saturday's 11-6 win over the Dodgers. Solano cranked a two-run home run off Julio Urias in the third inning to extend the Giants' lead. Long balls are rare for the 33-year-old -- he has never hit more than four homers in any season of his career. Both of his home runs this season have come in the last three games against the Dodgers. He is slashing .269/.302/.410 in 86 plate appearances overall.
Solano went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run and two strikeouts in the Giants' 4-3 loss to the Dodgers on Thursday. Solano knotted the score at three with his sixth inning shot off reliever Victor Gonzalez but was not productive in his other at-bats. The power was a welcome sight but Solano has only 17 career home runs in eight seasons, though his .268 average stands to improve as he's hit .326 and .330 in his prior two seasons with San Francisco.