Grichuk went 2-for-4 with a double, a solo home run and two runs in Saturday's 6-5 win over the Braves. Grichuk now has seven RBI over his last seven games, a stretch during which he's also posted a quartet of two-hit efforts and six extra-base hits (three doubles, a triple and two home runs). The slugging outfielder continues to be one of the best sources of power on the Cardinals, and despite having played only 83 games to date, he retains an outside chance of eclipsing the career-best 24 homers he slugged in 2016.
Grichuk is not in Thursday's lineup against Kansas City. After pouring in four hits over the last two games, Grichuk will receive a standard day off in favor of Jose Martinez. The 25-year-old has seemingly broken out of his week-long slump, and should be back in the lineup for Friday's series opener against Atlanta.
Grichuk went 2-for-5 with an RBI single, a solo home run and two runs scored in Tuesday's 10-3 win over the Royals. Grichuk has shaken off a slow start to August to hit safely in his last three games, a stretch that includes three extra-base hits (two doubles and Tuesday's homer) and four RBI. The 25-year-old outfielder isn't completely out of the woods yet with respect to his performance at the plate, but he's encouragingly produced 10 homers, a .342 wOBA, .303 ISO and a 45.6 percent hard-contact rate in the 126 plate appearances he's logged since returning from Triple-A Memphis on June 25.
Grichuk is out of Saturday's lineup against the Reds, Tom Groeschen of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports. After being red hot following his latest promotion from Triple-A, Grichuk has noticeably cooled off, hitting .120 with a 48.1 percent strikeout rate over his last 25 at-bats. Jose Martinez is starting in left field and hitting sixth.
Grichuk is not in Thursday's lineup against the Brewers. Grichuk will hit the bench for the first time since June 20, when he returned from a back injury that forced him to spend time on the DL. Since that point, he's hit .311/.340/.622 with four home runs and seven RBI, although he has cooled down in the past week. Jose Martinez draws the start in left field for the series finale.
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