Dodgers: Max Muncy Proving He Wasn’t a One-Year Wonder
Despite the Dodgers getting swept by the Angles and the offense underperforming, there is someone who has been shining as of late. With all the attention on Cody Berlinger’s bat, Muncy has been one of the more reliable bats for LA this season.
Over the month of June, Muncy has been showing great power offensively. He is hitting .294 and has three home runs just in those last nine games. That last home run made Muncy on of 10 players with at least 50 home runs since the start of 2018.
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He has been putting on a show for the fans as well. On Sunday’s game, Muncy hit an unreal home run off none other, Giants’ Madison Bumgardner. This made for an exceptional hit as it landed in the ocean and later lead to a verbal altercation between Muncy and Bumgarner.
Two days later, Muncy would face off against the Angels pitching and would again perform for the Dodgers. He hit two home runs on Wednesday at Angel Stadium, proving his strength at the plate.
Muncy has had a rough start to the season, hitting just .231 in the first eight games. He then started to get right back in once the month of May came around. With a few off days here and there he was able to average .302 on the month and hit seven home runs.
This is no surprise to Dodgers fans as Muncy had an outstanding 2018 season. He hit .263 and hit 35 home runs, marking an unbelievable season after not having much major league experience.
Not only has Muncy been performing at the plate, but he has also become a key asset on defense.
With Justin Turner out a few games and Kike Hernandez underperforming, Muncy has been taking the reigns. He has played first, second, and third base this season, and shown he’s more than capable of handling each position. With a team that relies so much on versatility, Muncy has proved to be one of the biggest assets.
The way Muncy has been performing, we can only hope June will be even better than May. Don’t forget to vote for Muncy to see him advance into the next round for the All-Star game over on MLB.com.