Marte is out of the lineup Sunday against the Rockies. Marte will cede duties at the keystone to Daniel Descalso in the series finale. The 24-year-old switch hitter was one of the Diamondbacks' more productive bats through the first two games of the series, going a combined 5-for-8 with a triple, walk, stolen base, four RBI and two runs.
Marte went 2-for-3 and a walk with two runs scored Saturday against the Rockies. Marte recorded his second consecutive multi-hit game and has been productive in the weekend set against the Rockies, knocking in four and scoring twice in two games. Despite hitting well since the start of June, Marte frequently bats in the bottom third of the Diamondbacks lineup, holding back his potential to post standout counting stats.
Marte went 3-for-4 with a triple, four RBI and a steal in Arizona's 11-10 loss to Colorado on Friday. Marte doesn't post gaudy numbers on the same level of some of the league's big-name shortstops, but he's quietly putting together a respectable campaign, as he has a .736 OPS to go along with nine homers and a league-leading nine triples over 329 at-bats. The nine long balls are already a career high, and he's on pace to stroke 17 if he can maintain his current clip.
Marte went 1-for-4 with a solo home run Saturday in the Diamondbacks' win over the Braves. The infielder popped a big fly off Sean Newcomb in the sixth inning for his ninth home run of the season. Marte has fared much better against lefties this year (.300/.364/.583, compared to .205/.269/.330) and caught a struggling southpaw at the right time. He might have a solid second half as a deep-league fantasy middle infielder, at least in platoon situations.
Marte is not in the lineup against Atlanta on Friday. Marte will receive a day off following four straight starts as Daniel Descalso gets the nod at second base for the series opener. After a blistering start to the month of June, Marte is hitting just .217/.319/.417 since June 22.
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