Brewers’ Keston Hiura continues to find success against right-handed pitcher

As he has for most of his career, Keston Hiura hit right-handed pitchers much better than left-handed ones.

ST. LOUIS — Keston Hiura’s performance at the plate so far in 2022 has been promising, to say the least.

Although he only plays part-time and was previously drafted for Class AAA Nashville, he is hitting .250 with five home runs and 12 RBIs.

And after taking Jake Woodford deep in Saturday’s 8-3 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium, Hiura had also homered in consecutive games for the second time this season.

“When he has a shot to hit, he does a lot of damage,” Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. “That’s what he’s shown this year with five homers already in 70 plate appearances, maybe (actually, 64).

“It’s great to see, and it’s going to help us on the road.”

Hiura has had a tough few seasons after breaking through with 19 home runs and 49 RBIs in a highly successful rookie campaign in 2019.

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