Second baseman Danny Espinosa has played two games for Triple-A Syracuse as he recovers from a wrist injury. He has been subbed out after two or three at-bats in each game by Will Rhymes.
Espinosa is hitting .200 (1-for-5) in two games with two runs, no walks and two strikeouts.
Left fielder Tyler Moore has started three games, and is hitting .182 (2-for-11) with a double, one homer and seven RBIs. He has had six RBIs in the last two games. Moore has struck out five times.
Numbers are important, but it is also crucial for each player get as many games as possible in a row, Espinosa for his wrist and confidence on offense and Moore to return to the consistency that helped him put up big numbers last season.
Espinosa is also looking to strengthen his wrist to the point where he doesn’t feel it when he swings and then work on his hitting after struggling with the Nationals.
Espinosa and Moore are both getting good at-bats, and the repetition of playing every day will help them to hopefully get into a nice rhythm at the plate.
Second baseman Danny Espinosa has played two games for Triple-A Syracuse as he recovers from a wrist injury that has him on the 15-day disabled list. Espinosa has received two or three at-bats in each game and is then replaced by Will Rhymes.
Espinosa is batting .200 (1-for-5) with two runs, no walks and two strikeouts. He was hitting .158 in 44 games with the Nationals. These are the first games Espinosa has played in the minors since 2010.
Meanwhile, left fielder Tyler Moore has played three games for Syracuse and is hitting .182 (2-for-11) with a double, a homer, seven RBIs and five strikeouts. In the three games, Moore has had three, four and four official at-bats.
Of course, Espinosa and Moore are here for slightly different reasons but they really need at-bats. That is the main focus.
Espinosa has his at-bats limited as he recovers from a fractured wrist. Moore getting 11 at-bats in three games is key too getting his timing back and repetition should help his rhythm at the plate.