Sogard went 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles and an RBI in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Reds. After having not started in any of the Brewers' past nine games, Sogard was a surprising choice to enter the lineup Tuesday in a crucial contest that carried important playoff implications for both teams. Despite the lack of recent work, Sogard was able to come up clutch, delivering two of the Brewers' four extra-base hits on the night. With fellow infielders Keston Hiura and Luis Urias both struggling at the dish, Sogard could earn some more starts down the stretch as manager Craig Counsell looks to put his best lineup out there.
Sogard is out of the lineup for the first game of Monday's doubleheader with the Cardinals. The lefty-hitting Sogard will unsurprisingly take a seat with southpaw Kwang Hyun Kim twirling for the Cardinals in Game 1, but the infielder's playing time against right-handed pitching has been trending down as well. Before entering the lineup for Sunday's 12-0 loss to the Cubs, Sogard hadn't started in any of the Brewers' previous seven games. Luis Urias has clearly supplanted Sogard as the team's everyday third baseman at this point.
Sogard is not in the lineup Sunday against the Pirates. Sogard delivered a walkoff two-run homer Saturday, but he'll take a seat Sunday with lefty Steven Brault starting for the Pirates. Luis Urias shifts to third base and Keston Hiura starts at second with Ryan Braun serving as the designated hitter.
Sogard went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in a victory over the Pirates on Saturday. Sogard stepped up to the plate against Richard Rodriguez with a runner aboard in the bottom of the ninth and ended the game with a long ball to right field. The walkoff was a rare highlight in a down season for the 34-year-old, who is slashing a paltry .179/.289/.244 through 90 plate appearances.
Sogard is not in the lineup Sunday at Pittsburgh. The 34-year-old sat against lefty Derek Holland on Saturday, and he remains out of the lineup Sunday despite righty JT Brubaker taking the mound. Sogard is 5-for-35 over his past 10 games. Luis Urias will start at the hot corner Sunday for the Brewers.
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