Jose Reyes went 0-for-3 in Friday's blowout loss to the Rays.
Reyes, who is dealing with a small fracture in his left rib, went hit-less against the Rays and has not recorded a hit in his last seven at-bats. Stretching beyond the last few games, he has just one hit since April 21, spanning 15 at-bats. While he has avoided a stay on the disabled list for the time being, it's not a surprise that the speedy shortstop has struggled of late. Reyes is hitting just .250/.268/.308 and has limited fantasy value until he starts getting on base more.
Gerrit Cole upped his record to 3-0 by limiting the Diamondbacks to one run in 7 2/3 innings on Friday.
Cole struck out seven and walked two in the gem. He's allowed exactly one earned run in each of his last three starts, and he's struck out 27 batters in 24 2/3 innings for the year.
Mark Melancon pitched a flawless ninth in a three-run game for his fourth save against the Diamondbacks.
Melancon will remain quite shaky while dealing with diminished velocity, but the Pirates don't want to make a switch unless they have to. He's helped the cause with easy saves the last two days.
Josh Harrison had two hits, including a two-run double, Friday against the Diamondbacks.
Harrison was thrown out trying to advance on the double, but that's okay. He also had two hits Thursday, so he's upped his average from .196 to .234 the last two days.
Nick Ahmed went 0-for-3 before being removed for a pinch-hitter Friday against the Pirates.
Ahmed is quite the defender, but he's batting .128 with one extra-base hit, one RBI and one run scored through 47 at-bats. He can't remain quite this bad, but he's likely to be the NL's worst offensive regular for however long the Diamondbacks stick with him.