Mercedes will be on the bench for Friday’s game against Houston.
Mercedes sits in three games for the second time and in the last six competitions for the third time. It’s not hard to see why he is losing game time as he has hit a miserable .122 / .189 / .171 in his last 23 games after hitting 40.364 / .414 / .557 in his first. Yasmani Grandal becomes the nominee. his Hitter Friday, with Zack Collins starting behind the record.