clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Player of the series: Max Muncy

New, 26 comments

We also gotta give some love to Kiké Hernández

MLB: Toronto Blue Jays at Los Angeles Dodgers Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

The Dodgers continued to show their late-inning power in the series against the Blue Jays. Two straight walk-off wins is incredible when you don’t think about how they got into the situations.

Max Muncy was the first walk-off hero of the series, hitting a game-winning home run in extra innings on Wednesday night.

This game winner was one of two home runs he hit in the series. Though these two home runs were his only two hits in this series, he worked his way to a walk SIX times in 13 plate appearances.

In the series finale, he drew a walk when it was most needed. Down by two in the bottom of the ninth, he got on base and scored the first of three runs needed for the walk-off.

I couldn’t finish this post without mentioning Kiké Hernández. He got a walk-off hit on his bobblehead night! It’s no walk-off home run, but a walk-off is a walk-off!

Like Muncy, Hernández came through when the Dodgers needed it the most. He followed Corey Seager’s bases-clearing double to tie the game in the ninth and his base hit was all the team needed to secure the win.

It’s true when Dave Roberts says every guy on the team wants to be the hero. The Dodgers roster is full of heroes.