DETROIT -- The good news for Anthony Gose is that his production hasn't plummeted from his torrid Spring Training, batting .333 (15-for-45). However, his strikeouts have flared up, leading manager Brad Ausmus to give him a break from the starting lineup on Saturday.
After sitting back-to-back games against lefty starters, Gose is 4-for-17 over his last four games. More to the point, he has struck out 10 times in that stretch, more than doubling his total for the season. He went 1-for-5 with a single and four strikeouts Friday night against Danny Salazar and Anthony Swarzak.