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Eric Thames | First Baseman | #7

Team: Milwaukee Brewers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 11/10/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 205
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Pepperdine
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 7 (0) / TOR
Contract: view contract details

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Eric Thames is not in the Brewers' lineup Sunday.
Neil Walker, like Thames, is also on the bench for the second straight day with the Brew Crew facing another lefty. They again have Jesus Aguilar at first base and Hernan Perez at second. Sep 17 - 11:02 AM

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Eric Thames is not in Saturday's lineup against the Marlins.

Thames was hit in the right hand by a pitch on Friday, but there was no fractures and his absence Saturday is more about lefty Adam Conley on the mound for Miami. Jesus Aguilar will start at first base and bat fifth.
Sep 16 - 4:09 PM

Eric Thames went 2-for-2 with a home run and two runs scored in a win over the Marlins on Friday.

He cracked a solo shot off reliever Brian Ellington in the eighth inning. He also worked a walk in the contest and is batting .243/.355/.530 with 31 home runs, 59 RBI and 79 runs in 126 games.
Sep 16 - 1:07 AM

Eric Thames went 1-for-3 and hit a two-run dinger in a win over the Pirates on Wednesday.

He blasted the home run as starter Tyler Glasnow imploded in the third inning. Thames started the season like gangbusters but has cooled significantly since then. Overall he has a .240/.350/.519 slash line with 30 home runs, 58 RBI and 77 runs scored as the Brewers' two-hole hitter this year.
Sep 14 - 12:43 AM

Eric Thames had a solo homer and RBI single in Tuesday's win over the Pirates.

Both hits came off of Gerrit Cole, as Thames is now 4-for-6 in his chances against the Pirates' ace. Thames is now up to 29 home runs on the season but somehow has driven in just 56 runs.
Sep 12 - 10:50 PM

Eric Thames is not in the Brewers' lineup Monday.

He'll take a seat in favor of Jesus Aguilar with the Pirates throwing lefty Steven Brault. The Brewers also have Hernan Perez at second base over Neil Walker.
Sep 11 - 4:27 PM

Eric Thames is not in the Brewers' starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Cubs.

Thames has been mired in an extended slump, slashing just .181/.261/.398 with three homers, eight RBI and a 30/8 K/BB ratio over his last 26 games. Jesus Aguilar is starting in his place at first base and batting fifth for the Brewers against Mike Montgomery and the Cubs on Saturday.
Sep 9 - 12:41 PM

Eric Thames went 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored Friday against the Cubs.

Thames was back at first base and the leadoff spot after coming off the bench in the previous two games. The 30-year-old has faded badly since a hot start to the season and could be at risk for losing more playing time moving forward.
Sep 9 - 12:17 AM

Eric Thames is out of the Brewers' starting lineup again on Wednesday against the Reds.

Thames is slashing just .143/.236/.367 with 20 strikeouts over his 49 at-bats and he has now been benched against two straight right-handed starters. Neil Walker will play first base and hit second Wednesday versus Cincinnati's Luis Castillo. Hernan Perez is at second base and hitting leadoff.
Sep 6 - 9:55 AM

Eric Thames is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Reds.

Thames has hit just .143 (7-for-49) over his last 15 games and will sit even with right-hander Robert Stephenson on the mound. Neil Walker will draw the start at first base while Eric Sogard plays second base and hits leadoff.
Sep 5 - 3:45 PM

Eric Thames smashed a solo home run in Tuesday's loss to the Cardinals.

He took Luke Weaver out to the opposite field in the third inning. Thames struck out three times on the night, as well, but he also added a walk along with his dinger. The home run was Thames' first in 11 games.
Aug 29 - 11:54 PM

Eric Thames is not in the Brewers' lineup Sunday.

Thames has just one hit over the past week, so he'll get a day off to regroup. Neil Walker is getting a start at first base, with Eric Sogard handling second.
Aug 27 - 1:40 PM

Eric Thames is not in the Brewers' lineup Sunday.

He'll sit in favor of Jesus Aguilar with the Rockies throwing lefty Kyle Freeland. Thames had three hits in the first two games of the series in Colorado.
Aug 20 - 11:57 AM

Eric Thames tripled and doubled as the Brewers' leadoff man Friday.

Thames is 10-for-23 with a couple of homers in his last six games. He's not any sort of conventional leadoff man for the Brewers, but given his .362 OBP and his big struggles with men on base, it makes sense to hit him there now.
Aug 19 - 12:33 AM

Eric Thames is not in the Brewers' starting lineup on Wednesday against the Pirates.

Jesus Aguilar will play first base and hit fifth versus right-hander Gerrit Cole. Thames went 0-for-4 on Tuesday night and is batting just .196 so far in August.
Aug 16 - 11:03 AM

Depth Charts

C1Stephen Vogt
2Manny Pina
3Jett Bandy
4Andrew Susac
1B1Eric Thames
2Jesus Aguilar
2B1Neil Walker
2Jonathan Villar
3Eric Sogard
SS1Orlando Arcia
3B1Travis Shaw
LF1Ryan Braun
2Hernan Perez
CF1Keon Broxton
RF1Domingo Santana
2Quintin Berry
Starting Pitcher
S1Jimmy Nelson
2Zach Davies
3Chase Anderson
4Brandon Woodruff
5Brent Suter
6Matt Garza
7Junior Guerra
Relief Pitcher
R1Corey Knebel
2Anthony Swarzak
3Jacob Barnes
4Oliver Drake
5Carlos Torres
6Jeremy Jeffress
7Josh Hader
8Jared Hughes
9Wei-Chung Wang
10Taylor Williams
11Aaron Wilkerson