Dodgers: Takeaways from a wild game three victory
A.J. Pollock’s struggles continue
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A.J. Pollock was the Dodgers’ big signing this off-season with hopes he would help the Dodgers hit lefties in the postseason. After being one of the Dodgers’ best hitters with runners in scoring position this season, Pollock has been one of LA’s worst hitters through three games of the 2019 postseason.
Pollock went 0-3 in game three and struck out three times. Even against the softer throwing Anibal Sanchez, A.J. looked over-matched at the plate and is now an ugly 0-11 in the postseason with nine strikeouts. He has struck out three times in every playoff game, most of them have been with runners on base.
It will be interesting to see if Dave Roberts makes a change in left field for Monday’s game against Max Scherzer. Matt Beaty and Chris Taylor are two possible options to fill in for Pollock if the Dodgers decide to bench him. It would be tough for Taylor or Beaty to do any worse than Pollock has done so far.
Monday afternoon the Dodgers will look to punch their ticket to a fourth straight National League Championship Series. Rich Hill and Max Scherzer will bring their dominant but contrasting repertoires into the final game of the series in Washington D.C.