Dodgers: Three Lessons Learned From the World Series Rematch

BOSTON, MA - JULY 14: A.J. Pollock #11 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits a three run home run in the first inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on July 14, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Kathryn Riley/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - JULY 14: A.J. Pollock #11 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits a three run home run in the first inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on July 14, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Kathryn Riley/Getty Images) /
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A.J. Pollock a difference-maker in his first series back

A.J. Pollock made his return from the injured list in Boston and you would think he never missed time as he appeared to be in midseason form.  Pollock went a pedestrian 1-4 in his first game back Friday but then homered in each of the final two games of the series.  He went 6-14 in the series with two home runs and 6 RBI’s.

While many felt the emergence of Alex Verdugo made Pollock a luxury, that is not true as the Dodgers have struggled against left-handed pitching.  That is exactly why the Dodgers shipped Puig out and brought Pollock in who has more even splits.  A.J. was thrown right into the fire with Chris Sale and David Price throwing in the weekend series, and he showed exactly why he can still be a difference-maker in October.