Gennett is not in the lineup against the Cubs on Saturday. Gennett will receive a day off following five straight starts as southpaw Jon Lester occupies the mound for Chicago. Even though another left-hander (Jose Quintana) will pitch Sunday for the Cubs, look for Gennett to return to the lineup for the series finale.
Gennett went 4-for-5 with three RBI and two runs scored Monday in the win over Los Angeles. Gennett picked up three RBI singles in the series opener, coming in the first, fourth and sixth innings. He's been seeing the ball well of late, notching six multi-hit games in his previous 10 contests. Gennett has gone 16-for-40 with a double, three home runs and eight RBI over that stretch.
Gennett is not in the lineup against the Padres on Saturday, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports. Gennett will take a seat for the second time in the past three games after going 0-for-5 with three strikeouts Friday. In his absence, Brandon Dixon will man the keystone.
Gennett is out of the lineup versus the Padres on Thursday. Gennett will receive a breather after starting the past six games, during which he's gone 12-for-26 (.462 average) with three home runs and five RBI. In his place, Dilson Herrera will man the keystone and bat seventh. Look for Gennett to rejoin the starting nine Friday.
Gennett went 2-for-4 with two solo home runs and two strikeouts in Tuesday's 7-3 loss to the Pirates. Gennett mustered the Reds' only extra-base hits of the game, and is an incredible 16-for-32 with three home runs in his last eight games. The 28-year-old continues to lead the National League with a .322 batting average, and has 22 home runs and 84 RBI.
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