Altherr went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer, four RBI and two runs scored in Wednesday's win over the Dodgers. Altherr's homer Wednesday came at a crucial moment, as it tied the game before his two-run single in the bottom of the eighth gave Philadelphia the lead for good. The 26-year-old has now homered in three consecutive contests, a stretch over which he's hitting .455 with nine RBI and four runs scores. Despite playing in just 97 games, is just one homer shy of his first 20-homer campaign, thanks to his respectable .281/.351/.539 line in 334 at-bats. Look for him to start most games in left field for the Phillies down the stretch, ceding an occasional start to Rhys Hoskins.
Altherr went 1-for-3 with a grand slam in Monday's 4-3 win over the Dodgers. Altherr hit his homer in the sixth inning off of a hanging slider from Clayton Kershaw. The 26-year-old has four hits in 24 at-bats since coming off the disabled list earlier this month. He should continue to see fairly steady playing time over the remainder of the season, though he may have to sit occasionally when Rhys Hoskins gets a start in left field.
Altherr is out of Saturday's lineup against the A's, Meghan Montemurro of The News Journal reports. Whenever Rhys Hoskins gets the start in the outfield, one of the regulars gets squeezed, and it will be Altherr who heads to the bench in this one. He is 3-for-17 in five games since returning from a hamstring injury.
Altherr is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against Miami. Altherr will get a breather after starting the past three games, following an extended stay on the DL due to a hamstring injury. In his place, Rhys Hoskins draws the assignment in left, while Maikel Franco gets a start at first.
Altherr (hamstring) is in the lineup Sunday against the Nationals, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia reports. This will mark Altherr's first start since being activated from the disabled list Sept. 4. Altherr, who's hit .285 with an .893 OPS over 88 games this season, will start in center field and hit sixth Sunday.
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