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Jose Bautista (hamstring) remains out the Blue Jays lineup on Tuesday.
There's probably not a single Bautista owner who begrudges the missing of a couple of games here with a strained hamstring. Sunday night put a big scare into all of them as Bautista pulled up lame trying to leg out an infield hit and left with what many thought was a knee injury. So the fact that he's missing Tuesday and may even miss Wednesday, isn't too terrible in the grand scheme of things. Kevin Pillar will play right field for him Tuesday.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Jose Abreu was 0-for-4 on Saturday ending his seventeen game hitting streak.
During his seventeen hitting streak, Jose Abreu hit .318 and was only four short of his career high set last year in his rookie campaign. But he is now hitting .283 on the season and has fallen short on the power numbers so far this year. Abreu is hitting more ground balls (49.1%) this year yet his home run to fly ball ratio has fallen nine percentage points from 26.9 in 2014 to 17.1 this season. Since the whole offense has struggled, it is exacerbated when their best hitter is not hitting on all cylinders either. Abreu is solid, but maybe not worthy of the first round status he achieved after one season in the majors. Analysis: Greg Jewett