Naquin is not starting Tuesday's game against the Brewers. He sits for the second consecutive day as the Reds go up against left-hander Brett Anderson. Naquin has performed respectably against lefties with a .367 OBP in 60 plate appearances, but he remains a much more capable hitter against right-handers, getting on base at a .433 clip. Scott Heineman will start in center field Tuesday.
Naquin is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Brewers. With lefty Eric Lauer on the hill for Milwaukee, the lefty-hitting Naquin will cede center-field duties to the righty-hitting Aristides Aquino in the series opener. With 11 home runs and 43 RBI on the campaign, Naquin is rapidly closing in on career-high totals in both categories (14 and 43, respectively), but he has yet to master same-handed pitching. Over 25 plate appearances versus lefties this season, Naquin has posted a modest .653 OPS.
Naquin went 3-for-5 with a run scored and two RBI in Saturday's 10-3 win over the Rockies. The outfielder led a 14-hit attack by the Reds, producing his first multi-hit game since May 17. Naquin hasn't been able to maintain his early-season power display, but he's still hitting .333 (8-for-24) through eight games in June with a homer, three runs and five RBI.
Naquin will sit Friday against the Rockies. Naquin missed a pair of starts this week with a tight hamstring but returned to the lineup Thursday. There has been no word of a setback; his absence is likely due to the fact that the Reds will face left-hander Kyle Freeland. Naquin has started against just a single southpaw all season, so it's no surprise to see him on the bench in favor of Scott Heineman on Friday.
Naquin (hamstring) will start in center field and bat cleanup Thursday against the Brewers. Naquin checks back into the starting nine after sitting in the first two games of the series with a tight left hamstring, an injury he picked up over the weekend. He'll put his season-long, seven-game hitting streak on the line Thursday.
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