Davis has indeed been going well -- he was hitting .400 (18-for-45) with four home runs, six doubles, 13 runs scored and eight RBIs in his past 12 games. But he also had not had a day off since May 21, and 12 straight starts marked the longest streak of his two-year career.
Logan Schafer drew the start in left field on Wednesday. He entered the night 1-for-2 with a walk against Twins starter Ricky Nolasco.
But Roenicke's logic in starting the left-handed Schafer was based on more than that. Left-handed hitters entered Wednesday with a .787 OPS against Nolasco. By comparison, he held right-handed batters to a .712 OPS.
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