Crawford is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Padres, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. Crawford has started the last six games at shortstop, hitting .250/.308/.417 with a homer and two RBI over that stretch. He'll sit for Wednesday's series finale as manager Bruce Bochy gives the veteran shortstop some rest with the Giants out of the playoff picture. Abiatal Avelino is starting at shortstop and hitting eighth in place of Crawford.
Crawford went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Sunday's 9-2 loss to St. Louis. Crawford was the lone bright spot for the Giants in an otherwise lifeless showing against starter Miles Mikolas. The 31-year-old needed exactly one extra game (four plate appearances) to match last year's mark of 14 homers. Crawford's .256/.322/.397 slash line is right on par with his 2017 marks, as he's providing another season of modest production at the shortstop position.
Crawford is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Padres, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports. Crawford finds himself on the bench following a string of eight consecutive starts during which he slashed .226/.226/.323 with a homer and a stolen base. Kelby Tomlinson is starting at shortstop and batting leadoff in his place.
Crawford went 2-for-4 with the Giants' lone RBI in Tuesday's 4-1 loss to Atlanta. Crawford was dealing with a balky knee last week, but he has since started three consecutive contests. The 31-year-old has taken a step back in the RBI category (51 through 135 games), but he should get a last-ditch opportunity to pad his total while batting cleanup for a Giants lineup that is without several of its Opening Day starters.
Crawford (knee) drew a walk off the bench in Saturday's loss to the Brewers. Crawford was out of the lineup for the third consecutive day due to a sore knee. The shortstop was completely unavailable over the past two games, but his usage as a pinch hitter opens up the possibility of a return in Sunday's series finale against the Brewers.
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