Sogard will play shortstop and hit leadoff in Monday's game against the Pirates. Sogard and Hernan Perez have shared leadoff duties of late in a platoon situation, so it will be Sogard getting the nod Monday against Pittsburgh starter Jameson Taillon. Sogard's reached base nine times over his last four games, raising his OBP to an impressive .391.
Sogard will bat leadoff and play second base Sunday against the Dodgers. Though Sogard is occupying a prime spot in the lineup, his struggles in the second half (.173 average over 52 at-bats) coupled with the difficult matchup against former All-Star Yu Darvish render him an unattractive option in daily contests. Expect Sogard to settle back into a bench role when the Brewers return home to kick off a two-game set Tuesday against the Cardinals, with Neil Walker likely to move back over to the keystone.
Sogard will draw the start at shortstop and lead off Wednesday against the Pirates. Orlando Arcia's back injury will open up a third consecutive start for Sogard, but he should be set to return to the bench before long with the Brewers not anticipating at this time that Arcia will require a trip to the disabled list. The Brewers' recent acquisition of Neil Walker closes the door on regular at-bats at second base for Sogard, which will relegate the 31-year-old to utility duties when the team is at full strength in the middle infield.
Sogard is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Twins. Sogard has struggled mightily since returning from the disabled list (.061/.139/.061 slash line in 33 at-bats), so he'll head to the bench to clear his head as Hernan Perez draws a start at the keystone.
Sogard is not in Friday's lineup against the Rays, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports. Sogard will take a seat for the second straight day while mired in a bit of a slump, hitting just .074/.138/.074 since the All-Star break. Hernan Perez makes another start at second base in his place for the series opener.
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