Center fielder Drew Stubbs hit a go-ahead, two-run homer on Tuesday night, then cranked two doubles Wednesday. Stubbs has started in the No. 2 hole, where he hit Wednesday, in 53 games. "He's still learning, more than anything, about how to be consistent," manager Dusty Baker said. "His upside is still great." Stubbs has seven hits, five RBIs and two stolen bases the last three games. Rockies: CarGo gets two-day breather
Tracy gave All-Star outfielder Carlos Gonzalez the night off Wednesday. With the Rockies off on Thursday, Gonzalez will have had a full two days to recharge his batteries. "If you look at the last couple of nights offensively, I see a guy that is beginning to tire," Tracy said. "There's sluggishness to his swing. I believe five strikeouts in the first two ballgames of this series. We have a day off tomorrow. He'll get a couple days off and he's ready to go Friday against Cincinnati." Gonzalez has a .289 batting average (13-for-51) with two doubles, a triple and three home runs since the All-Star break. He's 4-for-17 with seven strikeouts in his last five games. Worth noting
The Reds lead the season series against the Rockies, 2-1. Homer Bailey shut out the Astros in seven innings Sunday, striking out seven and walking five. It was the first time in his career he's walked four or more batters and yielded zero runs.