D'Arnaud is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Nationals. D'Arnaud has been on fire of late, hitting three home runs and driving in seven over his last three games, but he is just 4-for-16 with six strikeouts in his career against Saturday's opposing starter Stephen Strasburg, so he will be held out in favor of Kevin Plawecki.
D'Arnaud homered twice and drove in four runs in a 2-for-4 game Friday against the Nationals. This marks the second time d'Arnaud has launched two homers in 2017, and remarkably enough, both came against the Nationals. He now has 15 home runs, good for a career high. The catcher's batting line sits at .245/.292/.442 as his power numbers have been the brightest spot of an otherwise mediocre season.
D'Arnaud is out of the lineup against the Marlins on Wednesday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports. Following a pair of starts behind the plate, d'Arnaud will grab a seat on the bench for Wednesday's series finale while Kevin Plawecki handles the catching duties. Since the beginning of the month, d'Arnaud is hitting .293/.333/.610 with three home runs and nine RBI.
D'Arnaud went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's loss to the Marlins. The 28-year-old catcher has now tied his previous career high with 13 homers. D'Arnaud can never seem to stay healthy for long, but he's shown this season he's still capable of supplying a bit of power when he is on the field.
D'Arnaud is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Braves, Marc Carig of Newsday reports. D'Arnaud exited Thursday's game with a knee injury and sat out Friday before returning to the lineup Saturday. After going 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored, he'll head back to the bench in favor of Kevin Plawecki behind the plate.
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