|Bats / Throws||Both / Right|
|Date of Birth||11/8/1988|
|Height, Weight||6'1", 235 lbs|
|Drafted||2010 - Rd 1|
Grandal is not in Thursday's lineup against the Padres.
Grandal has been really grinding for Milwaukee, as this represents his first day out of the lineup since Aug. 18. He is hitting .219/.390/.490 with seven home runs, 27 walks and 32 strikeouts in 28 games over that span. Manny Pina will start behind the dish and hit seventh. It would not be surprising if Grandal were in the lineup for each of the final nine games of the season.
Grandal went 0-for-1 with two runs scored and four walks in Wednesday's win over the Marlins.
The 30-year-old was 4-for-9 with a double, a home run and three RBI through the first two games of the series, and the Marlins looked like they wanted no part of him Wednesday and instead pitched to Mike Moustakas, who delivered two homers. Grandal has exploded over the last nine games, going 12-for-34 (.353 average) with five home runs, two doubles, 11 runs scored and nine walks.
Grandal went 2-for-5 with a two-run homer and two runs scored in Monday's 8-3 win over Miami.
After hitting just three homers in July and August combined, Grandal has already launched five in September and four in his last five games. The switch-hitting catcher is up to 26 long balls this season, one short of his career high set in 2016.
Grandal went 2-for-5 with a solo home run in Saturday's 3-2 win over the Cubs.
Grandal came through in the eighth inning for the Brewers, as his 397-foot shot to center field tied the game 2-2 and set the stage for Christian Yelich's walkoff in the ninth. The veteran backstop has found his power stroke over the last five games, going 8-for-21 with four home runs, a double, six runs scored and five RBI.
Grandal went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run and a walk in Thursday's loss to the Cubs.
In the bottom of the fifth inning, Grandal tied the game at 4-4 with a two-run homer off Jose Quintana. He also walked in the ninth, though the Brewers couldn't complete the comeback. On the season, the 30-year-old catcher has 23 home runs, 66 RBI and 60 runs scored while batting .249/.378/.466.