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Player of the series: Matt Beaty

Beaty came in clutch when it was needed.

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at Philadelphia Phillies
Matt Beaty is the TBLA Player of the Series.
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Matt Beaty returned to the majors at the start of the series in Philadelphia and stepped up to the plate when the Dodgers needed it most.

He appeared in three of four games in the series, going 5-for-6 with two home runs and two extra base hits.

The biggest impact he made in the series came in game two, when his three-run homer put the Dodgers up by two runs after trailing 6-5 when he stepped up to the plate. He

He continued his great play on Thursday afternoon. Beaty hit his second homer of the series and was a triple short from completing the cycle. He also scored three times, representing half of all the Dodgers runs scored in the afternoon.

Unfortunately the Dodgers bullpen didn’t do Beaty any favors by blowing both leads he helped create in the two series losses. He could have been a hero, but instead his two great games were overshadowed by late-game meltdowns.