Aguilar is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Reds. He'll be on the bench for the third straight game, all of which have come against right-handed pitchers. Manager Craig Counsell hasn't officially confirmed that Aguilar has fallen into a small-side platoon role, but the Brewers' lineups suggest that Eric Thames has at least temporarily supplanted Aguilar as the top first baseman. Considering Thames went 1-for-8 with four strikeouts over the past two games, his spot atop the depth chart is tenuous at best.
Aguilar remains on the bench for the second straight game Tuesday against the Reds. Aguilar's .202/.318/.306 season slash line remains quite poor, but he's hit a decent .289/.417/.342 over his last 12 games. Eric Thames makes his second start in a row.
Aguilar is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Braves. After plating two more runs Saturday, Aguilar is now up to seven RBI through the first nine games of the Brewers' road trip and has reached base at a .421 clip over that span. While Aguilar's power production is still lagging, his spot atop the depth chart at first base looks fairly secure for the time being. He'll nonetheless receive a breather for the second time in four days as Eric Thames enters the lineup in Aguilar's stead.
Aguilar is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Phillies. Aguilar looked to be on the outs for a full-time gig in late April, but he's since heated up at the plate and is in the midst of a nine-game hitting streak. Eric Thames will check in at first base in what merely amounts to a maintenance day for Aguilar, who had started five of the past six days.
Aguilar will sit Monday against Aaron Nola and the Phillies. Aguilar had started three straight games at first base, but all three came against lefties. He's back on the bench in favor of Eric Thames with a righty on the mound, as the Phillies expect to start a righty in all four games of this series. Aguilar opened the season hitting .123/.217/.151 through his first 25 games but has a .364/.476/.697 line over his last 12.