Last Week's Stats
10-for-22, 3 HR, 2 2B, 3B, 8 RBI, 4 BB, 6 K
Pablo Sandoval, who was hitting .171 with two homers and 28 strikeouts on May 9, has finally heated up. And it was probably just in the nick of time.
His current nine-game hitting streak (14-for-36, 3 2B, HR) has likely put to rest any thought of Adam Duvall being called upon to take his place.
That's no fault of Duvall's, though.
The 25-year-old is on a tear down in Triple-A with a league-leading 15 homers, including nine in the month of May. While the opportunity to start at third base probably isn't in the cards, barring an injury to Sandoval, Duvall has a shot to earn a call-up to provide some right-handed power off the bench.
If he continues on his current path, he could also go into the offseason as the leading candidate to man the hot corner in 2015 should Sandoval bolt as a free agent.
.283 BA, 15 HR, 6 2B, 2 3B, 44 RBI, 17 BB, 37 K in 43 games