“He’s fresh, ready to go,” manager Mike Shildt said. “He’s getting his at-bats. I’m sure not as many as he’d like. But he’s getting at-bats off the bench. His last three, four at-bats have been favorable and he looks good and in a good place. Last night he got a good swing on that fastball. He’s in a good place and ready to get out there and play.”
“Numbers are interesting because they do matter,” Shildt said. “I can’t say we don’t look at them. We also realize they come from different places. He could have lined out eight times.