Worth noting

Starling Marte was held out of the starting lineup Tuesday, but it had nothing to do with how he felt after going 0-for-4 Monday in his first extensive action since getting beaned on Friday. Hurdle wanted to give primary left-handed pinch-hitter Travis Snider some reps at bat.

"[Marte's] health is fine," Hurdle said. "I've been trying to get bench guys in there periodically, to keep them fresh after the [All-Star] break."

• Colorado catcher Michael McKenry's home run in Sunday's game, it turns out, was the 38th hit by visitors at PNC Park this season; all last year, visitors hit 37 home runs at PNC Park.

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