Mercer is on the bench for the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Brewers. Mercer started the day's first game but won't be asked to play two in a row. Max Moroff gets the start at shortstop in his place.
Mercer went 3-for-4 with four RBI, a stolen base and a run scored in Thursday's victory over Milwaukee. Mercer drove in all four of his runs on singles and swiped his second bag of the season. The 31-year-old infielder is still slashing just .253/.312/.392 with 30 RBI and 31 runs scored in 288 at-bats.
Mercer went 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles and a run scored in Wednesday's 2-0 win over the Nationals. Mercer led off the home half of the third with his first two-bagger of the contest, then later came around to score on Starling Marte's two-run blast. Despite the two-hit day, the 31-year-old is still hitting just .200 with nine strikeouts and no RBI over 30 at-bats in July.
Mercer is not in the lineup Monday against the Nationals. Mercer sits after starting 12 straight games, a stretch in which he hit just .167 with a .508 OPS. Max Moroff gets the call at shortstop in his place.
Mercer is not in the lineup Sunday against the Diamondbacks. Mercer will sit after starting 15 straight games. He hit .280 with an .805 OPS over that stretch. Sean Rodriguez will start at shortstop Sunday.