Crawford went 3-for-5 with a home run, four RBI, and three runs in Saturday's win over the Rockies. The hot-hitting Crawford is now hitting over .300 on the season thanks to a torrid week in which he's gone 15-for-29 with five doubles and a home run. Power isn't a major part of Crawford's game, but he can hit for average and get on base at a strong clip. He's clearly in a groove and should continue to be deployed in weekly lineups.
Crawford is out of the lineup against Cincinnati on Wednesday, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Crawford will sit for the first time this month after going 4-for-4 with one double and two runs scored during Tuesday's victory. In his absence, Kelby Tomlinson will start at shortstop and bat eighth.
Crawford went 3-for-5 with a home run, two runs scored and two RBI in Friday's 9-4 victory over Atlanta. Crawford didn't have a multi-hit game since April 13 prior to Wednesday, but has now done so in back-to-back games. The home run is his third of the season and only his seventh total extra-base hit. The 31-year-old appears headed in the right direction after starting the season with career-worst strikeout (28.3 percent) and walk rates (5.7 percent), but he still has significant work to do on his .223/.261/.350 line.
Crawford went 2-for-4 with three RBI in Wednesday's 9-4 win over the Padres. It was his first multi-hit game since April 13 and first game with multiple RBI since April 4, as Crawford has had a rough first month of the season. The shortstop's .204/.245/.306 slash line has been sabotaged by a career-worst contact rate and strikeout rate, but the 31-year-old still has plenty of time to fix his swing and turn things around.
Crawford is out of the lineup Monday against the Padres. Crawford's tough stretch at the plate continued Sunday as he went 0-for-4 with a strikeout. Over the last seven games he's gone 3-for-24 (.125) with six strikeouts. He'll get the night off while Kelby Tomlinson starts at shortstop.
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