Arcia went 3-for-5 with a two-run home run in Sunday's 16-8 loss to the Nationals. Arcia connected on his 14th long ball of the season -- and second of the series -- in the ninth inning, making the final outcome more respectable in a game the Nationals controlled wire to wire. The 25-year-old may occasionally cede starts to Hernan Perez versus left-handed pitching, but he still looks like the Brewers' primary shortstop despite being in the midst of a second straight disappointing campaign.
Arcia went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in a 2-1 loss to the Nationals on Friday. While he's approaching a career high in the homer category, this was Arcia's first long ball since July 5. He has just two home runs in his last 102 at-bats. Overall, Arcia is batting .228 with 13 home runs, 42 RBI, 46 runs and seven steals in 377 at-bats this season.
Arcia is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Twins. He has been out of the lineup for three of the last four games, but the Brewers have been facing a southpaw in all three games he has sat. Arcia is pretty bad against righties and lefties, but Hernan Perez, who is starting at shortstop and hitting eighth, has a career 89 wRC+ against lefties, which is pretty good compared to Arcia (73 wRC+).
Arcia is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rangers. This is Arcia's second absence in three days, with both coming against opposing lefty starters. A right-handed batter, Arcia is slashing just .245/.290/.367 with the platoon advantage this season, while Hernan Perez is a .272/.293/.442 career hitter against lefties.
Arcia is not in Friday's lineup against the Rangers. The Brewers just purchased the contract of Hernan Perez earlier in the day and he will get plugged right in at shortstop, batting eighth. Arcia slumped for most of July, but has heated up of late, hitting .324 with zero home runs, one steal, seven strikeouts and zero walks over his last 34 at-bats.
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