Dodgers: Takeaways from the Dodger offense after two games
Max Muncy locked in this October
Ending the article on a positive note, Max Muncy has been absolutely dialed in at the plate through the first two games of the series. After delivering two hits and three runs batted in during game one, Muncy blasted a no doubt solo home run in game two that at the time, cut the Nationals’ lead down to a single run.
It wasn’t too long ago that many including myself feared a potential power outage for Max Muncy after he suffered a fractured wrist in September. When Max first returned it was clear that his wrist had not healed to full strength. It wasn’t until the final week of the regular season that Muncy started showing signs of power again.
Through two games of the postseason, Muncy appears to be at full strength yet again. His home run in game two was a telltale sign that the wrist is feeling alright. Muncy is one of the few Dodgers that have had success in the past against Max Scherzer. He is 3-9 lifetime against the other Mad Max and the Dodgers could use another big hit from him on Sunday.
If it wasn’t for Max Muncy the Dodgers would likely be down 0-2 staring at elimination unless they rattled off three straight wins. His bases loaded walk in the first inning of game one, served as the only run scored until Muncy delivered again later on in the game. Cody Bellinger may be the NL MVP but so far Max Muncy has been the Dodgers’ MVP in October.