Luplow was added to the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Padres. The 28-year-old was initially slated to get a day off Wednesday but will start in left field and bat sixth after David Peralta (back) was a late scratch. Luplow went 1-for-11 with a two-run homer, a walk and four strikeouts over the last three games.
Luplow went 1-for-4 with a two-run inside-the-park home run and a walk in Tuesday's 3-2 extra-innings loss to the Padres. Luplow opened the scoring with hustle in the third inning, with his hit to center field bouncing away from Trent Grisham. While it wasn't the most conventional of homers, it was Luplow's 10th of the year in 42 contests, putting him just five shy of his career high in long balls. The outfielder has added a paltry .171 batting average and .279 on-base percentage, but he's slugging .476 with 20 RBI, 20 runs scored, four stolen bases and a pair of doubles this year. As long as David Peralta (back) is on the shelf, Luplow should pick up additional playing time.
Luplow went 2-for-4 with two home runs and three RBI in Friday's 7-2 win over the Twins. Luplow gave the Diamondbacks the lead twice, hitting a two-run blast in the first inning and a solo shot in the third. Prior to Friday, he had gone 4-for-24 through 10 games in June. The outfielder hasn't had a lot of success at the plate with a .183/.287/.495 slash line, but he's managed nine homers, 18 RBI, 19 runs scored and four stolen bases across 108 plate appearances. He's likely to make most of his starts against left-handed pitchers on the short side of a platoon with David Peralta in left field.
Luplow will start in left field and bat leadoff in Monday's game against the Reds. Luplow will make his second straight start out of the leadoff spot against a southpaw pitcher (Mike Minor) after he went 0-for-2 with three walks while scoring three times against the Phillies and southpaw Ranger Suarez in Sunday's 13-1 win. He'll be filling in for David Peralta in left field, but Luplow still looks to be stuck in a short-side platoon role.
Luplow went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Wednesday's 7-0 win over Cincinnati. The righty-swinging Luplow got the start against lefty Mike Minor and went yard for the seventh time. The outfielder is batting just .182 (14-for-77) this year, but half of his 14 hits have cleared fences.
|vs SAN FRANCISCO||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs KUHL (CAREER)||0/0||0||0||0||0||0||0|