"The turf bit him pretty good when he was in Toronto," Showalter said. "There were a couple pickoff plays at second that kind of made him wince a little bit, so I thought it was best to give him a day, especially with the 4 o'clock, 1 o'clock [start times on Saturday and Sunday]. That's something I think a lot of people miss. There's only two AstroTurf fields in baseball. And I'm careful. … All the divisions are tough, [but] that alone makes our division tough, playing three- or four-game series on that turf and as a home team I'm sure it's a challenge for those guys, too."