"We're going to try to give Schierholtz a day or so," Renteria said. "He's been grinding out every at-bat. He hates to come out of the lineup. That's great, because you want them to want to be in there. Right now, we're giving him kind of a blow."
One of Renteria's challenges has been to find playing time for some of the younger players who have been struggling while making sure they're not putting added pressure on themselves as the tough times mount.
"We're trying to give them as many starts as we possibly can and trying to find the right mixes," Renteria said. "We constantly have conversations and try to make sure they stay upbeat, make sure they understand they don't have to get two and three hits to get back in the lineup the next day."
Alyson Footer is a national correspondent for MLB.com. Follow her on Twitter @alysonfooter. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.