Marte went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a strikeout in Tuesday's loss to the Cubs. Marte accounted for the lone Arizona run in this one, smacking a solo homer in the second inning of the 9-1 loss. The 24-year-old has gone deep in two of his last three starts, giving him 12 long balls and 55 RBI on the season.
Marte went 2-for-4 with a double, a home run and two RBI in Saturday's 10-4 loss to the Astros. The 24-year-old now has a career-high 11 homers after coming into 2018 with only eight in 249 big-league games. Saturday's blast ended a 34-game power drought for Marte, making it tough to expect much more from him in that category over the final weeks of the season.
Marte went 2-for-4 with four RBI and a strikeout in Tuesday's win over the Rockies. Marte came up with a big hit in the third inning, breaking a 2-2 tie with a two-run triple to right field before adding a couple of insurance runs with a two-out, two-run single in the eighth. It was a much-needed breakout performance at the plate for Marte, who was informed by manager Torey Lovullo recently that Daniel Descalso would act as team's primary starter at the keystone down the stretch. Marte, who is slashing .250/.345/.333 with six RBI since the start of September, might have given Lovullo reason to reconsider the demotion.
Marte is on the bench Monday against the Rockies. Marte has been struggling against right-handed pitching of late and will sit for the third time in four games. He'll give way to Daniel Descalso, who looks to have at least temporarily secured the larger portion of the timeshare at the keystone.
Marte is out of the lineup for Sunday's series finale against the Braves, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports. Marte hits the bench for the second time in the series as he is 4-for-20 since the start of September. Daniel Descalso will start at second base and bat fifth for the Diamondbacks with Nick Ahmed back at shortstop.
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