Hiura hit his third home run of the exhibition season in Friday's spring game against the Giants. Hiura has picked up right where he left off last season, going 6-for-16 (.375) with three homers, a double, and five RBI over seven games this spring. He has struck out just four times in 17 plate appearances, which -- albeit over a small sample size -- is a lower rate than the 30.7 percent of the time he was punched out in his first big-league campaign. Cutting the strikeouts will be key for Hiura moving forward, and if he is able to do so he could become an even more dangerous hitter than he already is.
Hiura went 2-for-3 and hit a two-run home run in Friday's spring game against the Dodgers. Hiura was hitless over his first two appearances this spring, but he notched a couple base hits Friday, including a deep shot to center field. He will start at second base Opening Day and will regularly occupy a prime spot in the Brewers' batting order.
Hiura went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and two runs scored Thursday against the Reds. Hiura took Tyler Mahle deep in the second inning to record his 19th home run of the season. He now has three home runs in 10 games since coming off the injured list Sept. 14, also recording at least one hit in eight of those contests. The 23-year-old continues to show plenty of promise at the plate, maintaining a .300/.365/.576 line while also chipping in nine steals across 80 games this season.
Hiura (wrist) is in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Pirates. Hiura was removed from Saturday's game after being struck by a pitch in his final at-bat, but he appears no worse for the wear Sunday morning. Hiura will start at second base and hit cleanup for the Brewers on Sunday afternoon.
Hiura went 1-for-4 with a home run in Wednesday's loss to the Padres. Padres starter Dinelson Lamet carved up the Brewers on Wednesday, outside of Hiura's sixth-inning solo shot that brought his team within a run. Hiura has not finished a game since rejoining the lineup a couple days ago, but he still received seven at-bats over the last two games and is 3-of-9 since returning to action Sept. 14 after missing just over two weeks with a hamstring injury. Hiura figures to play regularly the rest of the way, and it should not be much longer before he is ready to play a full nine innings again.