Duffy is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Astros, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Duffy will get a well-deserved breather after starting the previous 18 games, slashing an impressive .333/.387/.536 with two homers over that stretch. Joey Wendle will cover third base in his stead, while Willy Adames starts at the keystone and Adeiny Hechavarria gets the nod at shortstop.
Duffy went 3-for-4 with two RBI from a run-scoring single in a win over the Yankees on Sunday. Duffy capped off both the Rays' three-run second and the team's scoring for the day with a timely single that plated Adeiny Hechavarria and Carlos Gomez. The 27-year-old continues to prove a difficult puzzle to solve for most pitchers, especially in June, when he's hit .339 over 16 games. All three components of Duffy's current .318/.360/.439 line represent career bests, and he's now just six RBI away from equaling the 28 he compiled in 2016 -- his most recent season prior to the current campaign -- over 127 additional plate appearances.
Duffy went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in a loss to the Yankees on Saturday. Duffy blasted a 404-foot shot to left to lead off the ninth against Chasen Shreve. It would turn out to be the only run of the day for the Rays, who were otherwise stymied during another Luis Severino masterpiece. It was Duffy's second round-tripper in three games, doubling his season total. Duffy has enjoyed a stellar month of June overall, as he's hitting .310 with four doubles, a triple, the two homers and five RBI while generating six multi-hit efforts.
Duffy was 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Thursday's 4-3 loss to the Yankees. It was his first home run since May 12, but Duffy has a solid .333 average (17-51) so far in June. After missing all of 2017, the 27-year-old infielder has been one of the Rays' more productive bats in 2018, slashing .316/.354/.425 with 16 extra-base hits and 19 RBI in 212 at-bats.
Duffy, who went 2-for-4 in a loss to the Mariners on Friday, is hitting .346 (9-for-26) with a double, a triple and an RBI over his first seven games of June. The red-hot infielder has compiled a trio of multi-hit efforts already as well, and he's now pushed his season line to an impressive .316/.355/.406. While Duffy's power numbers remain decidedly modest (two home runs), the 27-year-old is getting on base consistently, and perhaps just as important, remaining healthy after missing all of 2017.
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