Wendle went 2-for-4 with two doubles, a run scored and two RBI in Friday's 7-3 loss to the Red Sox. The 28-year-old has been on a doubles binge lately, smacking five two-baggers over his last seven games while hitting .333 (9-for-27) with seven RBI. Wendle has emerged as the Rays' regular second baseman, and his current form at the plate -- not to mention his .295/.344/.421 slash line on the season -- should keep him in the heart of the Tampa order.
Wendle went 2-for-3 with an RBI double and a run in a win over the Yankees on Thursday. Wendle's first-inning two-bagger plated Mallex Smith to open the scoring on the afternoon for the Rays against Masahiro Tanaka. The versatile 28-year-old has already matched his July RBI total (nine), and he's followed up last month's .360 average with a .349 figure thus far in August. Wendle's red-hot second half has kept him in the lineup on an everyday basis, propping up his stock across all fantasy formats.
Wendle went 2-for-4 with an RBI ground-rule double in a win over the Blue Jays on Saturday. Wendle opened the scoring with his timely two-bagger in the first, plating Mallex Smith for his fourth RBI over the last two games. The 28-year-old is now hitting .407 over the first eight games of August, a surge that's already boosted his season average 10 points to .295.
Wendle is not in the lineup versus Baltimore on Thursday. Wendle will shift over to the bench following five straight starts, during which he's gone 7-for-17 (.412 average) with one home run and four RBI. Brandon Lowe will draw the assignment at the keystone in his absence.
Wendle went 2-for-4 with an RBI single in a loss to the Orioles on Wednesday. Wendle now has a trio of multi-hit efforts in his last five games, which has led to an impressive .400 average thus far in August. Many of his hits over that stretch have been timely, as he's driven in four runs -- nearly half of his July total. Wendle's production Wednesday pushed his season line to a solid .292/.344/.413, figures that include 23 extra-base hits (13 doubles, four triples, six home runs).
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