Adames, who went 3-for-4 with two doubles in a loss to the Yankees on Tuesday, is 8-for-22 with four doubles, an RBI, a stolen base and two runs in the five games he's suited up since the All-Star break. Adames' pair of two-baggers Tuesday pushed his July tally to four, exactly a quarter of his doubles total for the season. The current hot stretch is helping resurrect Adames' key offensive numbers after he opened the month going 2-for-27 with 13 strikeouts across seven pre-All-Star-break contests.
Adames went 2-for-4 with a stolen base in a win over the Yankees on Monday. Adames' multi-hit effort was his second over the first four games he's suited up for in the second half. The young shortstop's fantasy managers are looking for an offensive turnaround for Adames after he appeared to be trending upward as June concluded. The 23-year-old had boosted his average another 11 points to .253 during the month, but that number has been on a quick descent thus far in July. Even factoring in Monday's effort, Adames is just 7-for-45 in 11 games since the calendar flipped, already prompting a 14-point tumble in his average and a 21-point drop in his on-base percentage.
Adames is out of the lineup for Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader versus the Orioles, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Joey Wendle will receive the start at shortstop for Game 1 of the doubleheader. Adames had a nice return from the All-Star break as he recorded a multi-hit game with a double and an RBI in the Rays' 16-4 thrashing of the Orioles on Friday night. Look for Adames to be back at his normal starting role at short in the second game of the day.
Adames is not in Wednesday's lineup against the Orioles, Steve Carney of Sports Radio 620 WDAE reports. He is hitting .216 with 15 strikeouts over his last 10 games, but also has three home runs over that stretch. Joey Wendle starts at second base while Michael Brosseau gets the nod at the keystone.
Adames went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in a win over the Rangers on Saturday. Adames connected for his 10th homer of the season in the seventh inning, launching a 406-foot shot to right field off Peter Fairbanks and extending his hitting streak to five games in the process. Adames has encouragingly managed to put together a second consecutive solid month at the plate (.274 average during June) after entering May sporting a .200 average with one homer and four RBI.
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