LeMahieu went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Saturday's 5-3 extra-inning win over the Braves. Like most of Colorado's hitters on the night, LeMahieu had to wait until Mike Foltynewicz exited the game before he could do any damage, and his 10th-inning solo shot ended up providing the winning run. The second baseman is now one shy of the career-high 11 homers he blasted in 2016, but LeMahieu's .275 batting average is still well off his usual pace.
LeMahieu went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and two runs scored in Colorado's 5-4 victory over the Dodgers on Friday. It was the first long ball and second multi-hit effort in nine games for LeMahieu since he returned to lineup from an oblique injury, and he now has nine homers on the season. The 30-year-old infielder has a .738 OPS through 339 at-bats, which puts him slightly behind his career mark of .754. However, he's capable of putting together lengthy hot streaks, so if he starts collecting hits at his customary rate LeMahieu should see his .271 average climb back toward his career number of .298.
LeMahieu (oblique) was reinstated from the 10-day DL and will man second base and bat second during Thursday's contest against St. Louis, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports. LeMahieu spent the past two weeks on the disabled list after suffering a strained oblique in the first game back from the All-Star break. He was able to face live pitching Wednesday and should return to his role as the club's everyday second baseman moving forward. In a corresponding move, Garrett Hampson was sent back down to Triple-A.
LeMahieu (oblique) faced live pitching Wednesday, and he expects to be in the starting lineup for Thursday's game against St. Louis, Nick Groke of The Athletic Denver reports. LeMahieu landed on the 10-day disabled list July 21 with an oblique strain, but after hitting without issue Wednesday, he's set to be activated and resume his role as the everyday second baseman. Through 72 games in 2018, he's slashing .278/.324/.430 with eight homers, 34 RBI and five stolen bases.
LeMahieu will be placed on the 10-day disabled list prior to Saturday's game due to a strained oblique, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports. LeMahieu was forced to exit Friday's contest before the third inning after going 0-for-2 during his first two plate appearances. Manager Bud Black noted that he's hopeful LeMahieu will not miss an extended period of time, adding that "it doesn't look like a six-week or eight-week oblique strain." The second baseman will be eligible to return against the Cardinals on July 31.
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