Vogelbach went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run, a double, a walk and another run scored during Thursday's win over the Reds. Vogelbach extended Milwaukee's lead by taking Sean Doolittle deep in the seventh inning. He also tacked on a double in the ninth. The 28-year-old now has six homers and five doubles on the season, including three long balls in his last five starts. Despite a recent uptick in power, Vogelbach is batting just .221/.333/.397 overall, though he should continue seeing regular opportunities with Keston Hiura recently sent back to Triple-A
Vogelbach went 1-for-5 with a solo home run Wednesday against the Reds. Vogelbach was hitless through his first four at-bats, but he delivered his fifth home run of the season in the ninth inning. It was his second long ball in his last four starts. Despite the recent power surge, Vogelbach is still hitting just .213/.324/.361 with 11 RBI and 16 runs across 148 plate appearances for the season.
Vogelbach is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Diamondbacks. With a southpaw (Caleb Smith) on the hill for Arizona, the lefty-hitting Vogelbach will take a seat in favor of his short-side platoon mate at first base, the righty-hitting Keston Hiura.
Vogelbach will start at first base and bat second Thursday against the Diamondbacks, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports. The lefty-hitting Vogelbach has been on the bench for six of the Brewers' last seven contests, but his absences have largely been a result of Milwaukee encountering a southpaw-heavy stretch of opposing starters. He'll be back in the lineup Thursday against Arizona right-hander Jon Duplantier, and Vogelbach still looks to be locked into the strong side of a platoon at first base with Keston Hiura.
Vogelbach will sit Tuesday against the Royals, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports. The Brewers haven't given Vogelbach a single start against a southpaw this season and won't change that policy against Kris Bubic on Tuesday. Even with a designated hitter available, he'll be on the bench, with Christian Yelich filling that spot and Travis Shaw starting at first base.
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