Gamel went 3-for-5 with a double, two runs and an RBI in Monday's 5-3 win over the Nationals.
After making six straight starts while Christian Yelich tended to a back injury, Gamel moved to the bench when Yelich was cleared to rejoin the lineup for Sunday's series finale. With Lorenzo Cain injuring his hand in that same contest, however, Gamel was back in the starting nine Monday and brought his season average up to .300 with another multi-hit outing. Gamel doesn't offer much in the home-run or stolen-base departments, but he should be a positive contributor in the batting-average and on-base percentage categories whenever he plays. Cain's hand issue is viewed as a day-to-day concern at this time, so Gamel will likely reprise his usual duties as the Brewers' fourth outfielder by the end of the week.
Gamel is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Mets.
Gamel had been the primary beneficiary of Christian Yelich's (back) absence from the lineup the past six games, starting each of those contests. With Yelich cleared to return to the starting nine Sunday, however, Gamel should open the upcoming week in his normal fourth-outfield role.
Gamel went 2-for-5 in Thursday's loss to the Rockies, and he's 9-for-19 (.474) over his last six games.
Gamel has seen a boost in outfield playing time of late with Christian Yelich (back) injured and Ryan Braun struggling, and he has responded in fine fashion, raising his OPS on the season to .814. Gamel's opportunities will take a hit when Yelich is back in action -- he is expected back this weekend -- but he still figures to get at least a couple starts each week to help manage Braun's workload.
Gamel went 2-for-2 with two walks, a double, a solo home run and two additional runs scored in Saturday's 8-6 win over the Mets.
Getting the start in left field and hitting ninth, Gamel couldn't be kept off the basepaths, and his fourth-inning shot off Noah Syndergaard was his first homer of the year. He bumped his slash line to .255/.375/.404 through 24 games with the performance, but Gamel's playing time will remain inconsistent barring an injury to Ryan Braun or another Brewers outfielder.
Gamel will start in center field and bat leadoff Wednesday against the Cardinals.
As was the case April 3 in Cincinnati when Lorenzo Cain received a day off, Gamel will check in atop the order in the series finale with St. Louis while Cain picks up some rest. Gamel doesn't offer much power or speed, but his patient eye at the plate (career 8.3 BB%) makes him a decent fill-in option at the leadoff spot.
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