Arcia went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer and an additional run scored during Wednesday's 5-3 win over the Red Sox. Arcia started rallies in the third and seventh with singles, but he only came around to score once. However, in the bottom of the ninth with the score tied 3-3 and Ozzie Albies on first base, Arcia ripped two-run homer to left field for his first long ball of the season. The backup middle infielder has appeared in just two games since April 24, but he's 4-for-5 during those contests.
Arcia isn't starting Wednesday's game against the Cubs, Justin Toscano of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Arcia has gone 0-for-7 with three walks and two strikeouts in his last three appearances, and he's losing out on regular playing time since he'll take a seat for the third time in the last four games. Marcell Ozuna will start in left field while Alex Dickerson serves as the designated hitter.
Arcia is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Cubs, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports. Though he'll sit for the second time in three days, Arcia has started in five of Atlanta's last seven contests and should have a fairly clear path to a near-everyday role in the short term with Eddie Rosario (eye) on the 10-day injured list. However, Ronald Acuna (knee) could be ready to come off the IL as soon as Friday, and his return would leave Arcia to battle with Alex Dickerson, Guillermo Heredia and Travis Demeritte for playing time at the one available starting spot in the outfield or at designated hitter.
Arcia will start in left field and bat sixth in Sunday's game against the Marlins, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports. With a southpaw on the mound for Miami in Jesus Luzardo, the righty-hitting Arcia will stay in the lineup over the lefty-hitting Alex Dickerson, but Arcia may have usurped Dickerson as Atlanta's preferred option against right-handers, too. Arcia, who is picking up his fifth start in six games Sunday, enters the series finale with a .292/.379/.375 slash line across 29 plate appearances. Meanwhile, Dickerson has turned in a measly .379 OPS through 28 trips to the plate this season.
Arcia went 3-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Dodgers. Arcia singled in the second inning and doubled in the fourth and seventh, plating a run during the former. The 27-year-old is slashing a torrid .368/.409/.474, though the production has come in a 19 at-bat sample on the weak side of a platoon.
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