Pence went 1-for-4 with a double and a pair of RBI in Tuesday's 9-4 win over Miami. Joe Panik (concussion) was officially placed on the 7-day DL Tuesday, so Pence assumed his spot batting second in the lineup. The 34-year-old has picked things up at the plate this month, slashing a healthy .319/.373/.574 with three home runs and 12 RBI in 51 August plate appearances. Fantasy owners may have given up on Pence after he struggled for the majority of the season, but he is worth a second look while he is posting numbers closer to his career averages.
Pence is not in the lineup for Game 1 of Sunday's doubleheader against the Nationals, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Pence has only started three consecutive games, but he will catch a breather for Game 1 of the doubleheader against the Nats. Carlos Moncrief will take over in right field, batting seventh.
Pence is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Cubs, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. Despite being in the midst of an eight-game hitting streak, Pence will head to the bench for a breather as Carlos Moncrief draws the start in right field. The 34-year-old, who has collected three multi-hit games during his hitting streak, is now slashing .251/.295/.370 through 343 at-bats this season.
Pence went 1-for-5 with a three-run homer in Tuesday's 10-4 win over Oakland. That marks just his eighth home run in 86 games this year, as age (he's now 34) and injuries seem to have slowed Pence's bat at this point in his career. Two long balls in the last three games suggest that he may not quite be washed up yet, but fantasy owners expecting the Pence of old to emerge eventually will likely continue to be disappointed.
Pence is not in the lineup Monday against the A's, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Pence will get the day off after playing all 11 innings in Sunday's loss to the Dodgers. In his place, Carlos Moncrief will make his first major-league start in right field, batting seventh.
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