Kinsler is out of the lineup for Sunday's game at Colorado. Kinsler has started six of the last seven games at the keystone and is currently on a seven-game hit streak in which he has a 1.004 OPS. Greg Garcia will step in at second base and bat sixth for the Padres in his absence.
Kinsler went 3-for-5 with a double and three RBI in Saturday's 14-8 loss to the Rockies. The veteran second baseman extended his hitting streak to seven games with his second straight three-hit effort at Coors Field. The surge has pushed Kinsler's slash line on the year to .230/.291/.408, numbers right in line with his performance over the last two seasons.
Kinsler is not in the lineup Thursday against the Rockies. Kinsler is in the midst of a modest five-game hitting streak, during which he's gone 6-for-20 with a homer and two RBI. He'll take a seat for Thursday's series opener in Colorado as Greg Garcia picks up a start at the keystone in his stead.
Kinsler went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's loss to the Giants. Kinsler's 408-foot blast to center field off Tony Watson in the eighth inning brought the Padres to within a run, but they were ultimately stifled in the comeback attempt. Though he is still hitting only .209 on the season, Kinsler has picked it up of late, batting .344 (11-for-32) over his last 10 games. It may not be enough to fend of top prospect Luis Urias, who appears primed to return to the majors before the end of the month.
Kinsler isn't in the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Nationals. Kinsler is in line for another off day after sitting out Wednesday against the Phillies. Greg Garcia will start at the keystone and hit ninth in Kinsler's absence.
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