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Travis Shaw failed to reach base during the Brewers' 6-3 loss to the Phillies on Sunday going 0-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts.

Fantasy Impact: Shaw has gone hitless in three of his last four games, although he did produce three hits including a home run on Saturday in his one good game of the Brewers' weekend series against the Phillies. In 10 games since the All-Star break, Shaw is batting .256 with three homers and five RBIs for the reeling Brewers. Shaw and the Brewers get a day off on Monday before beginning a three-game series in Washington on Tuesday.


Brett Phillips went 1-for-3 with a single, walk, run and steal on Sunday during the Brewers' 6-3 loss to the Phillies.

Fantasy Impact: With the demotion of Keon Broxton, Phillips will get a chance to take over as the primary centerfielder. He has started each of the last four games and has produced a hit in three games with a double and a home run. His stolen base on Sunday was the first of his career. Phillips should be picked up in all deep mixed leagues.


Ryan Braun went 1-for-3 with a RBI double during the Brewers' 6-3 loss to the Phillies on Sunday afternoon.

Fantasy Impact: Braun started in back-to-back games in Philadelphia after missing three straight games while he was nursing calf and wrist soreness. He went 4-for-6 with a pair of doubles and a home run in the series. Bruan will continue to get some days off as needed but is productive for fantasy owners when he is in the lineup. Monitor his status in daily leagues and have a fill-in option on days that he sits out.


Eric Sogard went 0-for-1 in a pinch hit appearance Sunday, after going 0-for-5 in his return to the lineup Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Sogard's performance had been declining before he went on the disabled list, and has yet to find a groove since returning, though it has only been six plate appearances. Sogard will compete with Jonathan Villar for playing time.


Jonathan Villar went 1-for-4 with two RBIs and one SB in the Brewers' loss to the Phillies.

Fantasy Impact: Villar has been nothing but empty speed for his owners, so seeing him drive in a pair was a nice bonus to those with him in their lineups. Villar still has value in roto leagues, but the return of Eric Sogard could cut into his playing time.


Junior Guerra was hung with a loss Sunday after allowing five runs on five hits over four innings. He walked three and struck out three while picking up his fifth loss of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Guerra's performances have been getting progressively worse as his ERA climbed to 5.22 after today's start. His next start comes at home against the Cubs, but he should not be considered as a streaming option in that start.


The Milwaukee Brewers announced Saturday that Eric Sogard (left ankle sprain) has been reinstated from the 10-day disabled list and OF Keon Broxton has been optioned to Triple-A. (Source: Milwaukee Brewers on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: A few weeks ago, Broxton went from one of the hotter hitters in baseball to ice cold at the plate. He offers an elite combination of power and speed, but he struggles with strikeouts and consistency at the plate, as clearly evidenced by his .218 batting average and 124 strikeouts this season. He will get a chance to work things out in the minors and could play his way back into the big leagues, but nothing is guaranteed for this season.


Hernan Perez went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in Friday's loss to the Phillies.

Fantasy Impact: Perez has seen steady playing time for a utility player, but has been largely mediocre in that time, with just two multi-hit games over the last month. His versatility makes him attractive in daily lineup leagues, as he can be slotted in nearly anywhere to cover off days and injuries, but with only eight steals on the year Perez has disappointed his owners after swiping 34 bags last year.


Matt Garza pitched five innings Friday against the Phillies, allowing two runs on three hits while walking three and striking out four. His record falls to 4-5.

Fantasy Impact: Garza gave up a two run home run to Freddy Galvis in the first, but kept the Phillies off the board afterwards. Still, this is a bland performance typical of Garza. He can be streamed against favorable matchups, but offers practically no upside. His next start comes on the road against the Nationals.


Manny Pina collected two hits, including a double, in four at-bats on Thursday during the Brewers' 4-2 loss to the Pirates.

Fantasy Impact: Pina has two hits in three of his last six games and is batting .314 in July to raise his season average close to .300. He doesn't provide enough in the counting categories to be worth rostering except in deeper two-catcher leagues.


Jimmy Nelson (8-5) gave up four runs on six hits in five innings during a 4-2 loss to the Pirates on Thursday afternoon. He struck out five and issued one free pass in the 82-pitch outing.

Fantasy Impact: Nelson was unable to prevent the Brewers from suffering a four-game sweep by the Pirates. Nelson has pitched better at home this season but will be on the road for next scheduled start in a tough matchup against the Nationals next Wednesday. With Max Scherzer as the scheduled opposing pitcher, fantasy owners might want to bench Nelson.


Jesus Aguilar went 2-for-4 with pair of singles and a RBI during the Brewers' 3-2 extra-inning loss to the Pirates on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Aguilar continues to hit well for the Brewers when he is given an opportunity with a .296 average, nine homers and 35 RBIs in 85 games. Aguilar may start to get more playing time at 1B with Eric Thames striking out 50% of the time since the All-Star break. Aguilar is worth owning in deep mixed leagues.


Eric Thames went 0-for-5 with four strikeouts in the Brewers' 3-2 extra-inning loss to the Pirates on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Thames does have three multi-hit games since the All-Star break but he is also striking out at an alarming rate with 13 strikeouts in 26 plate appearances in his last six games. This is a continuing trend for Thames who has struck out 36.5% of the time since the beginning of June and has just a .204 batting average during that stretch. He will still offer some power but he could start losing more playing time to Jesus Aguliar.


Corey Knebel blew his fifth save on Wednesday, allowing one run on two hits and one walk. He also failed to record a strikeout for the first time all season.

Fantasy Impact: It was death by the single for Knebel, who walked David Freese and allowed back to back singles, letting the Pirates tie the game. This seems to have just been an unfortunate blow-up. Knebel is not at any risk of losing his job at this time.


Zach Davies allowed one unearned run on eight hits over seven innings Wednesday, walking one and striking out four. He took a no decision after the Brewers' bullpen let the game slip away.

Fantasy Impact: Davies certainly pitched well enough for the win, but was the victim of a rare blown save by Corey Knebel and a lack of run support from the Brewers' offense. His next start will come at Washington against the Nationals, and he is not a great streaming option for that game.


Domingo Santana went 3-for-5 with a 2B and a solo home run in Wednesday's loss to the Pirates.

Fantasy Impact: Santana hit leadoff for the first time this season, and his .386 OBP coupled with the struggles of Jonathan Villar Santana could find himself in the leadoff spot with more regularity.


With Stephen Vogt (knee) landing on the 10-day DL, Jett Bandy has been recalled from Triple-A to join the Brewers. (Source: Milwaukee Brewers on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Vogt is expected to be out at least a month which will allow Bandy to be the backup catcher behind Manny Pina. Bandy played 43 games for the Brewers this season, batting .211 with six homers and 18 RBIs. His fantasy value is limited to deep NL-only leagues.


Stephen Vogt has suffered a strained MCL in his left knee and was been placed on the 10-day DL. According to Brewers' manager Craig Counsell, Vogt will miss at least a month. Jett Bandy has been recalled from Triple-A. (Source: Todd Rosiak on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Tough blow for the Brewers and fantasy owners who saw Vogt revitalize his season since joining the team. Vogt can be dropped in all fantasy leagues.


Brent Suter pitched just 4 2/3 innings before being removed from the game during the Brewers' 4-2 loss to the Pirates on Monday. He allowed seven hits and two runs while recording a pair of strikeouts and walks in the 70-pitch outing.

Fantasy Impact: After two very strong six-plus inning starts against the Orioles and Yankees, Suter was unable to duplicate that success against the Pirates on Monday. Suter will stay in the Brewers' rotation at least until Chase Anderson (oblique) returns in about a month or they trade for another starting pitcher. He is only worth using as a streaming option.


Orlando Arcia went 2-for-4 with a RBI and three steals during the Brewers' 4-2 loss to the Pirates on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Arcia's three steals nearly doubled his stolen base total for the season bringing him to eight steals. The 22-year-old SS continues to flash his potential to become a significant fantasy asset. Over the last two months (52 games), Arcia is batting .330 with five homers, 19 RBIs, 20 runs and seven steals.


Josh Hader pitched three innings in relief Friday, allowing one run on one hit and two walks, while striking out seven. He picked up his first MLB victory to improve to 1-0.

Fantasy Impact: His only blemish was allowing a home run to Aaron Judge, otherwise Hader was nigh perfect tonight. He pitched in relief of the injured Junior Guerra, and with the injury to Guerra and long term injury to Chase Anderson Hader could find himself in the rotation sooner rather than later. He's worth a stash in deeper leagues.