Markakis went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's 4-3 win over the Rockies. The veteran had been stuck in an August slump, hitting .190/.261/.357 through 11 games, but the Braves' trip to Coors Field seems to have perked up his bat and Markakis now has three hits including a double and a homer through the first two games of the series. He has just seven home runs and a .395 SLG on the year, though, and hasn't posted a SLG over .400 since 2012, so don't expect even this modest power surge to continue at sea level.
Markakis is not in the starting lineup Wednesday against the D-Backs. Southpaw Patrick Corbin is on the bump for Arizona, leading manager Brian Snitker to give his regular outfielder the day off. Markakis finds himself in a rut to begin the latter half of the 2017 season, slashing just .171/.244/.244 in 41 at-bats, but still leads the team with a .352 OBP. Sean Rodriguez takes his place in right field Wednesday.
Markakis is out of the lineup for Wednesday's matinee against the Cubs. The lefty has gone 3-for-19 in five games since the All-Star break, lowering his monthly batting average to a measly .200. Danny Santana will fill in as the starting right fielder, but it's probably safe to expect Markakis back in the lineup Thursday, when the team begins an 11-game road trip.
Markakis went 3-for-5 with a double, a home run, four runs, and two RBI against the Nationals on Saturday. Markakis hit his fourth bomb of the year as part of a huge performance by the Braves offense. However, other than his .285 batting average, he offers very little upside in terms of fantasy production.
Markakis went 4-for-5 with a home run, two runs scored and three RBI in Thursday's win over the Giants. He got the Braves on the board in the bottom of the first inning with a two-run shot. Markakis now carries a .378/.451/.533 slash line over his last 11 games with two homers, nine RBI and nine runs, but he has only three home runs on the year and his fantasy value continues to be buoyed by an unsustainable .367 BABIP.
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