Crawford went 1-for-4 with a two-RBI double in Friday's 3-1 win over the Rockies. The Giants couldn't get much going against Rockies starter Austin Gomber until the seventh inning. With the bases loaded, Crawford sent a double to right-center field, scoring Darin Ruf and Buster Posey to give Giants starter Johnny Cueto all the run support he needed. The 34-year-old Crawford hasn't hit very well to start the year, with a .136/.174/.318 slash line, a homer, three RBI, two runs scored and a stolen base across 23 plate appearances. Nonetheless, the veteran shortstop should have a long leash before he would lose playing time to Donovan Solano or Mauricio Dubon.
Crawford isn't starting Wednesday's game against the Padres, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. Crawford had started each of the first five games of the season and went 2-for-18 with a solo home run and four strikeouts. Mauricio Dubon will start at shortstop Wednesday, batting eighth.
Crawford went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Tuesday's 3-1 loss to the Padres. Crawford provided the lone run for the Giants on a solo shot to right-center field to give them an early 1-0 lead. Unfortunately, the team mustered up only three hits on the night as Yu Darvish and the Padres' bullpen were nearly untouchable. Crawford has started out the year a bit slow with just two hits in his first 19 plate appearances, but perhaps the hard contact he made Tuesday will ignite his bat.
Crawford is starting at shortstop Monday night against San Diego. Crawford was initially expected to take a seat for the first time this season, but after Mike Yastrzemski was scratched with a sore hand, Crawford will enter the starting lineup at shortstop. Mauricio Dubon shifts to center field and Austin Slater starts in right field as a result of the Yastrzemski injury.
Crawford is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Padres. Monday's starter Adrian Morejon is already the third lefty the Giants have faced this year. Crawford started against the first two but will sit Monday, with Mauricio Dubon playing shortstop.