Brett Gardner | CF | New York
Versus Kansas City and RHP Gil Meche
Notes: Gardner had perhaps his best at-bat of the season against KC ace Gil Meche in the first inning of this game. He did exactly what the lead-off hitter should do: See a lot of pitches and get on base. He made Meche throw seven pitches and the outfielder laced a single to center on the final toss of the match-up. That is the type of approach he needs to take each and every game if he is going to hold on to the center-field job in New York long term.
Chris Getz | 2B | Chicago
Opponent: RHP Nick Blackburn (Minnesota)
Result: 0-for-3, 2 LOB
Trending: 1-for-13 in his last four games
Notes: Switching Dewayne Wise for Getz at the top of the order has really not helped the White Sox. The club desperately needs a leadoff hitter. Getz is better as the No. 2 or No. 9 man at this point.
Elvis Andrus | SS | Texas
Opponent: RHP Edwin Jackson (Detroit)
Result: 1-for-3, run scored
Trending: His OBP is just .294.
Notes: Andrus has a hit in all but one of the five MLB games he’s appeared in.
Travis Snider | LF | Toronto
Opponent: RHP Anthony Reyes (Cleveland)
Result: 0-for-2, with a sacrifice and 1 LOB
Trending: .250 vs LHPs, .250 vs RHPs
Notes: Snider was back in the line-up on Sunday after sitting while the club faced two southpaw starters.
Travis Ishikawa | 1B | San Francisco
Opponent: RHP Chris Young (San Diego)
Result: 0-for-3, 1 LOB
Trending: No at-bats versus left-handed pitching
Notes: Ishikawa hasn’t driven in a run since plating three on opening day.
Chris Dickerson | OF | Cincinnati
Opponent: RHP Ian Snell (Pittsburgh)
Result: 1-for-2, two walks
Trending: 4 walks in 4 games
Notes: So far this season in a small sample size, Dickerson is showing an improved approach at the plate, which has led to more walks and fewer strikeouts.
Dexter Fowler | OF | Colorado
Opponent: RHP Chan Ho Park (Philadelphia)
Result: 2-for-5, solo homer, K
Trending: More HRs (2) than SB (1)
Notes: Early on, Fowler is showing a little more power (2 hrs in 13 at-bats) than expected
Jordan Schafer | CF | Atlanta
Opponent: LHP Scott Olsen (Washington)
Result: 0-for-4, three Ks
Trending: 1-for-8 in day games
Notes: Schafer was 5-for-9 in his first two games against Washington on the weekend before the three-strikeout performance on Sunday.
Colby Rasmus | CF | St. Louis
Opponent: LHP Wandy Rodriguez (Houston)
Result: 0-for-2, run, BB, K
Trending: 1-for-7 vs LHPs
Notes: His average is down, but Rasmus has walked five times with just two strikeouts in six games.
Cameron Maybin | CF | Florida
Opponent: LHP Johan Santana (New York)
Result: 1-for-4, two Ks
Trending: Four two-strikeout games in his five starts in 2009
Notes: Maybin has yet to drive in a run or take a walk this season.