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Shogo Akiyama is leading off and playing left field in Thursday's Game 2 of the Wild Card Round versus the Braves.
Nick Senzel hit first against the lefty Max Fried on Wednesday. Now it's Akiyama's turn opposite right-hander Ian Anderson. The Reds failed to score a run in 13 innings in Game 1. Manager David Bell is hoping that Akiyama can set the table in this do-or-die Game 2.
Shogo Akiyama went 2-for-3 with a run scored and a stolen base in Saturday's 7-3 loss to the Twins.
Akiyama swiped his seventh bag in Saturday's loss to the Twins. He has recorded multi-hit efforts in back-to-back contests. Akiyama has provided solid production in steals, but has yet to homer in 2020. The 32-year-old is slashing .248/.361/.301 over 180 plate appearances in 2020.
Shogo Akiyama went 1-for-2 with an RBI, a run scored, a pair of walks and two stolen bases in Thursday's 8-5 loss to the Cubs.
Akiyama has collected a hit in three consecutive games. He is batting .556 (5-for-9) with an RBI, three walks and two stolen bases during that stretch. Nick Senzel is on verge of returning from the injured list which would affect Akiyama's momentum. The 32-year-old is slashing .225/.333/.279 over 129 plate appearances in 2020.
Shogo Akiyama went 1-for-3 with an RBI, a walk and one run scored in Sunday's 4-3 Game 1 win over the Tigers.
Akiyama provided the game-winning hit to lead the Reds to a 4-3 victory over the Tigers. He wasn't in the lineup for Game 2 and was replaced by Phillip Ervin. Akiyama is slashing .227/.320/.593 with two RBI and stolen base across 22 at-bats this season.
Shogo Akiyama went 1-for-2 with a stolen base in Sunday's 3-2 loss to the Tigers.
Akiyama stole his first base of the season in Sunday's loss to the Tigers. He was replaced in the lineup by Phillip Ervin in the sixth. Akiyama is batting .286 (2-for-7) with one RBI and one stolen base across two games in 2020.