Escobar went 2-for-2 with a three-run home run, a triple, two walks, four total RBI and two runs scored in Monday's win over the Brewers. Escobar has gone just 3-for-12 since joining the Brewers from the Diamondbacks, but that doesn't tell the full story, as he's collected two homers, five RBI, four runs scored and a 4:3 BB:K. He's wasting no time in making his presence felt following the trade.
Escobar went 1-for-3 with a solo home run, two walks and two total runs scored in Friday's 9-5 win over Atlanta. The 32-year-old's first start with Milwaukee went well, as he went yard in the ninth inning to tack on an insurance run. He got the start at his natural third base position Friday, but switch-hitter is expected to play first-base against lefties to allow Milwaukee to keep Luis Urias in the lineup. Escobar is up to 23 homers, 66 RBI, 52 runs scored and a stolen base through 405 plate appearances, and his counting stats could be in for a boost now that he's away from Arizona's pitiful offense.
Escobar isn't starting Thursday's game against the Pirates. Escobar was traded from the Diamondbacks to the Brewers on Wednesday, but he won't be in the lineup for his first game with his new club. Whether he's available off the bench remains to be seen, but Luis Urias will start at the hot corner and bat seventh.
Escobar was acquired by the Brewers from the Diamondbacks on Wednesday in exchange for minor-leaguers Cooper Hummel and Alberto Ciprian, Zach Buchanan of The Athletic reports. Escobar was an obvious trade chip with Arizona dwelling in the NL West cellar all season, and he'll make his way to Milwaukee ahead of the trade deadline. The switch-hitting infielder has seen most of his action at third base and second base this season and over the past few years, but the Brewers biggest hole in the infield is at first. According to Adam McCalvy of MLB.com, Escobar is expected to work at first base against left-hander starters, and he could otherwise split time at third base with Luis Urias.
Escobar went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and a triple in Monday's 4-2 win over the Pirates. Escobar tripled to lead off the third but was left stranded. His next time up, he blistered a fastball over the wall in right to give his squad a 4-0 lead in the fifth. The 32-year-old, who's considered a trade candidate for contending teams, has certainly helped his trade value for the Diamondbacks with his recent power surge, as he's gone deep five times in 13 games since July 2. For the year, he's slashing .251/.301/.494 with 22 homers, 64 RBI, 49 runs scored, a steal and a 25:79 BB:K over 372 plate appearances.
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