Reynolds isn't starting Saturday against the Cubs, Kevin Gorman of TribLive.com reports. Reynolds will be out of the lineup for just the second time this season after he went hitless in five at-bats Friday. Wilmer Difo will start in center field and bat second.
Reynolds went 1-for-4 with a home run Wednesday against the Padres. Reynolds took Yu Darvish deep in the sixth inning in what was his third long ball of the season, but that was his lone hit Wednesday. Reynolds has been seeing the ball well of late, though, as he extended his hitting streak to five games and has recorded at least one extra-base hit in each one of those contests.
Reynolds went 2-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI in a 2-1 victory over the Padres on Tuesday. Reynolds gave Pittsburgh an early lead with his third-inning RBI double and added another two-bagger in the fifth. It marks the fourth straight game in which Reynolds has recorded a double.
Reynolds went 2-for-2 with two walks, an RBI and two runs scored Thursday against the Tigers. Reynolds reached base in all four of his plate appearances, continuing his strong start to the campaign. He's now tallied three multi-hit games in his last five starts and is hitting .313/.418/.463 across 79 plate appearances. Reynolds should maintain a spot in the heart of the Pirates' order, giving him the opportunity to accrue solid counting stats even in a subpar lineup.
Reynolds will bat third and play center field in Thursday's game against the Tigers. Following the DFAs of both Anthony Alford and Dustin Fowler, Reynolds will make his first start in center field in 2021. He continues to hit well, slashing .308/.400/.462 in 75 plate appearances. Reynolds is 1-for-2 with a two-run single against Thursday's starter, Jose Urena.
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