Shaw is not in the lineup Thursday against the Diamondbacks. Despite the fact that he's hitting .300 against lefties this season, Shaw will head to the bench for a night off with southpaw Robbie Ray taking the hill for Arizona. Hernan Perez will fill in at the hot corner for the evening.
Shaw went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run in Sunday's 13-6 loss to the Cubs. Shaw's ninth dinger of the season came in a five-run ninth inning. The 27-year-old is now quietly in the midst of an 11-game hitting streak that has seen his slash line increase to .290/.327/.555 with 34 RBI in 165 plate appearances. He's been one of the most consistent bats in a surprisingly strong Milwaukee lineup. As long as he continues to mash like this, he deserves to be rostered in all leagues.
Shaw went 2-for-4 with an RBI single in Wednesday's win against the Padres. The 27-year-old continues to be excellent in the first inning of ballgames, with his one-out single off Jhoulys Chacin opening the scoring in the third game of the series. This just adds another page to the strong start Shaw has gotten off to this season, as he's now hitting .289 with 32 RBI, which is nearly half his total from all of last season.
Shaw (finger) is back in the lineup Wednesday against the Padres, batting cleanup and playing third base. Shaw missed the first two games of the Brewers' road trip after injuring his finger while diving for a grounder in Sunday's contest, but he seems to be back to full health now. He'll resume his regular role in Milwaukee's batting order, offering protection to Jesus Aguilar for the evening.
Shaw (finger) hopes to return for Wednesday's game against the Padres, Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. Shaw had previously hoped to be ready to play in Tuesday's game, but the team ultimately opted to rest their third baseman for the second straight day as he tends to his injured index finger. Eric Sogard is manning the hot corner Tuesday, but Shaw could retake the position Wednesday if all goes as planned.
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