6/7 Extra bases
* Zac Rosscup, on the disabled list since May 10 with left shoulder soreness, was expected to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Iowa on Saturday. Outfielder Ryan Sweeney, on the DL since May 3 with a hamstring strain, was expected to start a rehab assignment this week with Class A Kane County.
* Rookie third baseman Mike Olt is hitless in his last five games, and batting .157 overall. He started on Saturday.
“We’re still trying to put these guys in situations where they have a chance to have success,” manager Rick Renteria said. “He had a run there where he was falling into a nice little groove and we let him face lefties and righties, and it’s just like anything, we have to put them in a place where they start to gain their confidence again, and put them in situations where they have a greater chance to do what they do. Hopefully, starting today, facing [Randy] Wolf, will give him a boost. The reality is they’re still learning, still developing.”
* Eli Whiteside started at catcher. John Baker is having a tough time talking after taking a foul ball off his throat on Thursday.
“I know he’s trying to talk to everybody,” Renteria said of Baker, “but he should be trying to avoid talking.”
– Carrie Muskat