Schoop went 2-for-5 with a pair of home runs and four RBI in a thrashing of the Angels on Thursday. Schoop's three-run blast in the second inning was the first of Minnesota's eight homers on the night, and he later contributed a solo shot in the seventh. Remarkably, Schoop now has twice as many two-homer games this season (4) as he does games with just a single home run (2). The talented infielder is slashing .270/.312/.528 with 10 homers and 29 RBI on the year.
Schoop will hit the bench Monday against the Angels. Schoop has hit .281 with four homers in the month of May. He'll make way for Luis Arraez for Monday's contest.
Schoop went 3-for-5 with two homers and five RBI in Saturday's 18-4 win over the Mariners. Schoop launched a three-run homer off of Wade LeBlanc in the third inning and added a two-run blast off reliever Ryan Garton in the sixth inning. Schoop is up to eight homers and a .280 average with 23 runs scored and 24 RBI in 39 games this season.
Schoop is battling soreness in his left (non-throwing) shoulder, LaVelle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. The injury explains why Schoop has been out of the lineup for two straight days. He's considered day-to-day, though the Twins haven't specified a target date for his return.
Schoop sits for the second straight day Monday against the Angels. It's possible that Schoop could be dealing with an unreported injury, as he hasn't previously sat for two games in a row this season. He hasn't been on a cold streak, hitting .296 with an .863 OPS over his last seven games. Ehire Adrianza remains in the lineup at second base in his absence.
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