Grandal is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Giants, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports. Grandal will get the day off after starting three of the last four games behind the dish for the Dodgers, going 2-for-11 with a homer over that stretch. In his place, Austin Barnes will start at catcher and bat sixth.
Grandal is out of the lineup against the Phillies on Wednesday, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports. Grandal gets the day off following a 1-for-3 performance with a solo home run during Tuesday's game. Austin Barnes will handle the catching duties while batting sixth in the order.
Grandal went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in Tuesday's 6-2 loss at Philadelphia. Grandal opened the scoring with a third-inning solo shot to left, taking advantage of Citizens Bank Park's league-leading 1.4 home run park factor. He also demonstrated a patient approach against talented right-hander Aaron Nola, tying for a team high with 17 pitches faced. The catcher has now reached the 20-homer mark in consecutive seasons.
Grandal is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Phillies, David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports reports. Despite going 1-for-3 with a walk in Sunday's contest, Grandal is still hitting an awful .054/.200/.135 in 45 plate appearances this month, so he'll head to the bench as he continues to split time with Austin Barnes behind the dish. Barnes will start and bat fifth Monday.
Grandal is out of Saturday's lineup against the Nationals, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports. Grandal, who is hitting .029/.171/.118 in 34 at-bats this month, continues to lose out on playing time amid this brutal slump. Austin Barnes will start behind the dish and hit seventh, and it would seem like there will be a pretty even timeshare at catcher going forward.
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