Luplow went 1-for-4 with a walk-off home run in the Indians' 3-2 win over the White Sox on Wednesday. He also struck out three times.
At the plate in the bottom of the ninth, Luplow was at risk of recording a golden sombrero. However, he instead delivered a game-winning blast and a nasty bat flip to boot. Wednesday marked back-to-back walk-off home runs for the Indians, as Jose Ramirez dealt the same blow on Tuesday.
Luplow went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored Sunday in the Indians' 7-4 win over the Tigers.
With a southpaw (Matthew Boyd) on the bump for Detroit, Luplow entered the starting nine in right field while the lefty-hitting Tyler Naquin received a breather. Though Luplow was able to capitalize on the platoon advantage Sunday, performances like this have been few and far between for him in 2020. He'll take a .190/.325/.317 slash line into the final week of the regular season.
Luplow will start in left field and will bat sixth Sunday against the Tigers.
With a southpaw (Tarik Skubal) on the mound for the opposition, Luplow will crack the lineup while the left-handed Tyler Naquin retreats to the bench. Luplow has filled the same short-side platoon role for the Indians this season that he did in 2019, but he hasn't had nearly as much success. Through 36 plate appearances, Luplow has managed a lowly .065/.194/.161 slash line.
Luplow (back) will bat sixth and play right field in Wednesday's exhibition game against the Pirates.
Luplow had been dealing with back soreness throughout camp, but his presence in Wednesday's lineup seems to bode well for his readiness for Opening Day. There's a good chance he'll be in the lineup for Friday's season opener against the Royals, as he's expected to start when lefties like Friday's starter Danny Duffy are on the mound.
Luplow (back) is expected to play four or five innings in the field during Monday's exhibition game, Tom Withers of the Associated Press reports.
Luplow has been limited during camp while dealing with back soreness, but manager Terry Francona confirmed that he'll be able to work on fielding in a live game situation Monday. The 26-year-old's injury doesn't appear to be too serious, and the team could attempt to ramp up his workload over the coming days ahead of Friday's season opener. Luplow should occupy the short side of a platoon in left field when he's ready to play.
Luplow is making progress from his sore back and was able to hit on the field Saturday, Tom Withers of the Associated Press reports.
Luplow has been dealing with the issue throughout camp, though it doesn't appear to be too serious, as an MRI taken Monday came back clean. Luplow is expected to occupy the large side of a platoon in left field once he's ready to go.
Luplow is day-to-day with back soreness, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.
He experienced back soreness once practices got underway earlier this month and Cleveland is being cautious with him. Luplow had an MRI on Monday, the results of which came back clear, but he will still be given a few more days to rest. If healthy, Luplow is expected to start in left field against left-handed pitchers.
Luplow is expected to begin the 2020 season on the short side of a platoon, Casey Drottar of Sports Illustrated reports.
Luplow has a career .276/.385/.635 slash line in 226 plate appearances against southpaws, compared to a .207/.276/.320 line in 225 plate appearances against same-handed pitching. He is one of the game's premier right-handed platoon bats, but that skill does not translate well in weekly mixed leagues.
Luplow went 2-for-3 with a pair of solo home runs, three runs and two walks during a 10-7 loss against the Nationals on Saturday.
The 26-year-old only has 15 homers this season and has sometimes gone a whole month without going deep, but this was his third two-homer game of the year. He is hitting .303 with four home runs in September. Luplow is batting .276 with 31 extra-base hits, 38 RBI, 42 runs and three steals in 225 at-bats this season.
Luplow is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Phillies.
Luplow had cracked the lineup in each of the Indians' last three games, but the Tribe opposed left-handed starting pitchers in each of those contests. Greg Allen will check in for Luplow in Sunday's series finale and still appears to occupy the strong side of a platoon in left field.
Luplow went 2-for-3 with a double, a triple, two RBI and a run scored Tuesday against the Tigers.
Luplow entered the game in the third inning, replacing Jake Bauers. He did immediate damage, tripling to deep left field to account for both of his RBI. Despite seeing inconsistent playing time due to his struggles against right-handed pitching, Luplow has recorded two home runs and five total extra-base hits since Sept. 10. For the season, he's hitting .282/.371/.550 across 240 plate appearances.
Luplow went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run, two runs scored, three RBI and a pair of walks to help the Indians to an 8-0 victory over the Angels on Tuesday.
It was an active day for the 25-year-old outfielder, who reached base in three of his four plate appearances and checked in with his 12th long ball of the season with a second-inning, two-run blast off Jose Suarez. Luplow has posted solid numbers over his 75 games this season, with a .271/.357/.518 slash line over 199 at-bats.
Luplow is not in the lineup Tuesday against the White Sox.
Luplow went 0-for-1 with a walk in his return from a hamstring strain Monday. He won't be asked to play two games in a row right away. Jake Bauers is starting in left field.
Luplow (hamstring) was activated from the 10-day injured list Monday and will bat fifth and play left field against the White Sox.
Luplow will wind up missing just shy of a month with a hamstring strain. Prior to the injury, he'd hit a strong .271/.347/.510 in 69 games for the Indians. He mashes lefties but will probably sit against most tough righties down the stretch.
Luplow (hamstring) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Columbus on Tuesday, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.
Luplow has been out with a hamstring strain since early August. He appears to be on track to return when rosters expand Sept. 1.
Luplow landed on the 10-day injured list with a right hamstring strain Tuesday, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.
Luplow left Monday's game against the Rangers with what was originally referred to as a hamstring cramp. The issue was evidently more serious than initially reported, and he'll now sit for a minimum of 10 days. Greg Allen was recalled to take his place as a part-time outfielder.
Luplow was removed from Monday's game against Texas due to a cramp in his right hamstring, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.
The issue cropped up while Luplow was stealing third base, though he's not expected to miss significant time. He'll be considered day-to-day moving forward.
Luplow left Monday night's game against the Rangers in the seventh inning with an apparent left leg injury after sliding awkwardly into third base, Paul Hoynes of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Luplow suffered the injury while attempting to steal third base, though the details are still unclear. Tyler Naquin replaced Luplow on the basepaths.
Luplow is not in the lineup Saturday against the Royals, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.
Luplow will sit for a second straight game as Greg Allen picks up another start in left field in his stead. The outfielder is slashing .259/.355/.444 with one home run and four RBI in 11 games since the All-Star break.
Luplow isn't in the lineup for Friday's game against the Royals.
Luplow will bow out of the starting nine with a right-hander in Jakob Junis set to toe the rubber for the opposition. Greg Allen, a switch hitter, draws the start in left field and is set to bat seventh with Luplow out of the equation.
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|09/30||vs NYY||L 9-10||2||0||1||0||2||0||0|
|09/27||vs PIT||W 8-6||4||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|09/26||vs PIT||L 0-8||3||0||1||0||0||0||0|
|09/25||vs PIT||W 4-3||2||1||1||0||1||0||0|
|09/24||vs CHW||W 5-4||2||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|09/23||vs CHW||W 3-2||4||1||1||1||1||0||0|
|09/20||@ DET||W 7-4||4||1||2||0||1||0||0|
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|2015||AFX-West Virginia Power||106||390||74||103||36||3||12||67||59||67||11||2||.264||.366||.464|