|Bats / Throws||Both / Right|
|Date of Birth||11/8/1988|
|Height, Weight||6'1", 235 lbs|
|Drafted||2010 - Rd 1|
Grandal went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in an 8-4 win over the Cardinals on Tuesday.
Grandal's third-inning drive off Jack Flaherty lifted the Brewers to a three-run lead, and was the key blow in a five-run frame. The 30-year-old backstop is hitting an impressive .404 in the early going, and has only one game without a base hit this season.
Grandal is not in the lineup Monday against the Cardinals.
Grandal has been locked in at the plate recently, going 10-for-20 with a trio of homers, six RBI and a 4:2 BB:K in his last six contests (all starts). Manny Pina will check in behind the dish in place of Grandal for Monday's series opener.
Grandal went 3-for-4 with two home runs, three runs scored and three RBI in Tuesday's 11-8 loss to the Angels.
The catcher is on fire at the plate, putting together a six-game hitting streak during which he's 12-for-22 (.545) with all three of his homers on the year. Grandal has been sitting every third game or so in the early going, but given his current form at the plate he could see a bigger workload in the short term until he cools down.
Grandal is out of the lineup for Sunday's series finale against the Cubs.
Grandal will get the day off Sunday after catching over 370 pitches during the last two games for Milwaukee. The 30-year-old started the season 0-for-11 but is 8-for-15 with five runs scored, a double and a home run in the last four games. Manny Pina will start behind the plate and bat sixth for the Brewers on Sunday.
Grandal went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a second run scored in Friday's 13-10 win over the Cubs.
He took Jose Quintana deep in the third inning for his first homer of the season, one of five by Milwaukee hitters on the night. Grandal has started six of eight games so far, and a large workload in a potent Brewers offense should lead to big power numbers for the 30-year-old backstop.