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Chris Taylor is the weekend’s top performer

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Taylor had three straight multi-hit games

Los Angeles Dodgers v San Diego Padres Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images

In tough contest, Chris Taylor collects the award for Series Top Performer against the Padres. He went 7-for-13 for a .538/.538/1.077 series batting line. Taylor also scored three runs and drove in four runs. He hit two home runs and two doubles.

Taylor entered the weekend hitting .162 with an .493 OPS. After this weekend, he is hitting .218 and a .657 OPS.

Max Muncy may not have had as many hits as Taylor but he was my second choice for this series.

Each of Muncy’s hits either tied or put the Dodgers ahead.

His first hit, a single against Kirby Yates on Friday, scored the go-ahead run in the ninth inning. On Saturday, Muncy’s three-run homer tied the game and earlier today, Muncy’s second three-run homer in less than 24 hours, put the Dodgers ahead.

For this weekend, Muncy hit .333/.455/1.000 with two home runs, two walks, three runs scored and seven RBI.

Prior to this weekend, Muncy had been shutdown in San Francisco and had not hit a home run in over two weeks. Muncy went 1-for-11 against the Giants with his one hit and until Saturday’s home run, he had last hit one in Milwaukee on April 18th.

The Dodgers had faced five straight left-handers on this road trip but they will likely just face two in their next seven games at home. With A.J. Pollock out and Cody Bellinger being brought back slowly, the Dodgers will likely not platoon as much as they might want to right now but the good news is that Muncy is holding his own against left-handed pitchers.

It should be noted that also this weekend, Ross Stripling made two straight scoreless appearances as he returns to the role as a reliever.