After an unforgettable weekend that included three walk-off homers from three different rookies, the Dodgers traveled to Arizona where they had a forgettable three-game series. They lost two of the three games, and needed a late-inning push to help them salvage a win.
With the game tied in the eighth inning on Tuesday, Chris Taylor doubled in Alex Verdugo to give the Dodgers the lead, and ultimately the victory. This hit helped Taylor nab player of the series honors.
On top of helping the Dodgers pick up at least one win, his bat remained hot through the series as well. He had a hit and drove in a run in all three games, going 4-for-10 with three RBI. He also added a walk and two stolen bases as well.
It was a slow start to the season for Taylor, but this recent stretch has really turned his season around, and the Dodgers have taken advantage of his hot bat. Over the last few weeks. he’s raised his average from .218 to .252.
After Corey Seager went down with a hamstring injury, Taylor has stepped up in a big way. Since June 10, Taylor is hitting .358 with three homers and 16 runs driven in. He’s also walked seven times, and his OPS during the stretch is over 1.000.