Vogelbach appeared to suffer a hamstring injury during Sunday's loss to the Cardinals but is expected to be ready for the postseason, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. Vogelbach was limping after grounding out in the ninth inning Sunday, but manager Craig Counsell said after the game that he's hopeful that he'll be ready for the NL Wild Card Series against the Dodgers, which is scheduled to begin Wednesday. Vogelbach's status heading into the series is worth monitoring, but he should be the team's top option as the designated hitter if he's available.
Vogelbach went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in a 3-0 win over the Cardinals on Saturday. Vogelbach took Adam Wainwright deep to the opposite field in the fourth as he and Ryan Braun went back-to-back in the inning to give the Brewers a 2-0 lead. Vogelbach seems to have found a home in Milwaukee as he's hitting .345/.429/.600 with four home runs, 11 RBI and 19 runs scored in 18 games since being claimed by the Brewers on Sept 3.
Vogelbach is not in Thursday's lineup against the Cardinals. He will head to the bench with lefty Kwang Hyun Kim on the hill for St. Louis. Jedd Gyorko will start at first base and bat cleanup.
Vogelbach went 2-for-4 with two homers and five RBI in Sunday's 5-3 win over the Royals. Vogelbach drove in all five runs for Milwaukee on Sunday, starting with a two-run blast in the first inning and a three-run shot in the sixth. The 27-year-old slugger has been on fire since joining the Brewers, going 15-for-36 with three homers and 10 RBI.
Vogelbach remains on the bench Saturday against the Royals. Vogelbach sits for the second game in a row as the Royals trot out another lefty in Kris Bubic. Ryan Braun starts at designated hitter after leaving Friday's game with back spasms.
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