Vogelbach went 1-for-4 with a solo home run a loss to the Angels on Thursday. The Mariners had no answer for Angels' starter Dylan Bundy on Thursday, with Vogelbach's fourth-inning blast accounting for Seattle's only run of the contest. The long ball snapped an eight-game stretch without an extra-base hit to begin the season for Vogelbach, who is hitting a meek .125 (3-for-24) through 27 plate appearances.
Vogelbach is hitting cleanup as Seattle's designated hitter Thursday against the Angels. Vogelbach is just 2-for-20 this season, though he has more walks (seven) than strikeouts (six). The 27-year-old is Seattle's top left-handed option at DH following Jose Marmolejos' demotion.
Vogelbach went 0-for-2 with two walks in a loss to the Athletics on Monday. It says plenty about what type of night it was when a two-walk tally ranks as one of a team's most productive performances, but Vogelbach's two instances on the basepaths made him one of only three Mariners to reach safely on multiple occasions Monday. The pair of walks also served to at least give Vogelbach and his fantasy managers a bit of a reprieve from the forgettable start to his season, and it followed a Sunday start in which he also plated his first run of the campaign with a single.
Vogelbach went 1-for-4 with an RBI single in a loss to the Athletics on Sunday. Vogelbach's first-inning single plated Dylan Moore to break a scoreless tie and gave the slugger his first RBI of the season. The 27-year-old operated out of the cleanup spot Sunday for the first time in 2020, even as he continues to be in a significant slump. Vogelbach is slashing just .118/.211/.118 across his first 19 plate appearances, with a drop in hard-contact rate from last season's 38.3 percent to 30.8 percent likely having a role to play in his struggles.
Vogelbach is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Athletics. Vogelbach served as the designated hitter for the first two games of the season and went 0-for-7 with a walk, but he's started only one of the past five games. Tim Lopes will bat second as the designated hitter Friday.
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