Grandal went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run and two walks during an 11-3 victory against the Phillies on Thursday. The 30-year-old catcher had a slow start to this month, but he does have two homers in the last three games. That gives him eight long balls in just 137 at-bats. He is also hitting .263 with 11 extra-base hits, 23 RBI and 22 runs this season.
Grandal is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Phillies. With a day game on the docket for Thursday, Grandal will get Wednesday night off while Manny Pina sets up behind the dish. The 30-year-old Grandal has collected hits in four of the past five games (all starts), going 6-for-19 (.316) with a homer and six RBI during that stretch.
Grandal went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer Tuesday against the Phillies. Grandal led off the scoring for the Brewers in the second inning with his seventh home run of the season. The homer was his first since April 22 and just his second extra-base hit in that span. Despite that poor stretch, he's still batting .265/.353/.455 across 153 plate appearances for the campaign.
Grandal is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Mets. Grandal went 0-for-7 with a walk and a run while catching all 18 innings of Saturday's 4-3 win, so he's more than deserving of a breather in the series finale. Manny Pina will work in a battery with Zach Davies for Sunday's matinee affair.
Grandal is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Rockies. Grandal will receive some rest after starting each of the Brewers' last three games at catcher. Manny Pina checks in behind the plate and will work in a battery with Freddy Peralta.