Tim Anderson began his rehab stint with the Charlotte Knights, giving everybody a chance to re-learn what Anderson looks like when he’s not sporting his now-trademarked No. 7.
He looked largely like himself at the plate, going 2-for-4 with a pair of singles, one through each side of the infield. He seemed to take it easy on the basepaths, at least when it came to accelerating out of the box.
As for the other rehabbing member of the Knights, Eloy Jiménez took batting practice as he anticipates coming off the five-day freeze in his rehab stint. He’ll play outfield this week if his body allows him.
- Tim Anderson DH’d and went 2-for-4 with a strikeout.
- Yolbert Sánchez was 2-for-3 with a walk.
- Gavin Sheets grounded into three double plays and struck out in his other trip.
- José Rodríguez went 3-for-6 with a double.
- Lenyn Sosa was 2-for-6 with a K.
- Yoelqui Céspedes, 2-for-4 with a walk and a strikeout.
- Oscar Colás went 0-for-5.
- Bryan Ramos, 2-for-5 with his 10th homer.
- Luis Mieses also was 2-for-5, with a strikeout.
- Adam Hackenberg went 2-for-4.
- Harvin Mendoza hit a grand slam during his 2-for-4 night.
- Matthew Thompson pitched to the score: 5.1 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 9 K, 63 of 79 pitches for strikes.
- Wes Kath went 2-for-4 with a walk and a strikeout.
- Colson Montgomery, 2-for-4 with a double.
- DJ Gladney singled twice, walked once, struck out once and was caught stealing.
- Wilfred Veras went 0-for-4 with a K.
- James Beard, 1-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout.
- Cristian Mena: 6 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K
- Luis Pineda went 0-for-4.
- Same for Alvaro Aguero, with a strikeout.
- Loidel Chapelli went 2-for-4 with a walk.
- Ryan Burrowes, 2-for-4 with a walk, strikeout and stolen base.
- Erick Hernandez singled, walked twice and struck out twice.
- Carlos Jimenez singled and walked.