Grisham is out of the lineup for the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader with Atlanta. Jurickson Profar will join Wil Myers and Tommy Pham in the San Diego outfield while Grisham sits for the first time since June 19, ending a stretch of 24 consecutive starts for the 24-year-old. Grisham will likely check back into the starting nine for the second game of the twin bill.
Grisham went 1-for-4 with a walk, an RBI and a stolen base in a loss to Washington on Sunday. Grisham came up with a big hit in the ninth inning, singling to score Jorge Mateo with two outs and the Padres down by a run. He subsequently stole second base but was ultimately stranded at third. Grisham is up to nine steals on the campaign, and he also has 11 home runs, 38 RBI, 37 runs and a .270/.357/.476 slash line. Two of those steals have come in the past four games, again showing that Grisham may be moving past some early season injury trouble.
Grisham went 2-for-5 with two walks, two runs and an RBI in Friday's 24-8 win over the Nationals. Grisham didn't play the final one and a half innings of the contest, but that didn't prevent him from churning out a useful line prior to his departure. Given that the Padres exploded for a franchise-record run total with Grisham in the leadoff spot, he'll likely stick atop the order for the foreseeable future after he had served as San Diego's No. 5 hitter in the final four games before the All-Star break.
Grisham is leading off Friday against the Nationals, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Tommy Pham has served as the Friars' primary leadoff hitter this season, with Grisham typically batting toward the middle or even bottom of the lineup. Manager Jayce Tingler will shuffle things to start the second half, as Grisham moves to the top of the order and Pham slides down to the fifth spot. It's not yet clear if Tingler plans on having this be a permanent change, and that decision could depend on how the San Diego offense performs Friday.
Grisham went 1-for-3 with a double, run, stolen base, walk and strikeout in a 3-1 loss to Colorado on Sunday. Grisham helped get San Diego on the board with his second-inning double and subsequent run and later stole second after walking in the fourth. The young outfielder enters the break with a .274/.357/.491 slash line with 11 home runs, 35 runs, 36 RBI and eight stolen bases in 64 games. The steal was Grisham's first since May 16, perhaps another sign that he's starting to move past early season injuries.