Dodgers: The Platoon Players Must Get Hot in October

LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 23: (Right)Austin Barnes
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LOS ANGELES, CA – MAY 18: Chase Utley /

Second Base

Logan Forsythe’s seen the majority of the playing time at second base this season like he was traded for to do. But he’s done virtually nothing offensively with that playing time.

Joe Davis alluded to this in the final broadcast of the season, but there was a feeling that Dave Roberts was playing Forsythe more and more to try and see if something would spark. Now that Game 162 is behind us, it doesn’t look like anything did.

Still, there is a tiny sliver of hope. Over the last two weeks or so, Forsythe’s hit the ball hard and collected some multi-hit games. He even looks a little more confident at the plate.

It’s so easy to see Forsythe as the guy who hits everything thrown at him in October, which would make the Dodgers definite winners in his trade.

Also, the Dodgers also have the Silver Fox lurking and waiting for the big moments of October. Utley was one of those guys who seemed to hit everything thrown at him in the postseason back when the Phillies went to back-to-back World Series.

He may not be able to muster the same degree of production, but it’s safe to count on him to show up when he’s needed most. He also went three for seven in the last week of the season.

If this could finally be Forsythe’s breakthrough, the Dodgers have an attack from the left and right side at second base.