All season, Max Muncy has been one of the best hitters in the National League. He was in the starting lineup in the All-Star Game and will be receiving MVP votes when the season ends.
With that being said, August hadn’t been too kind to him. Through his first eight games in the month, Muncy was struggling at the plate. He was 5-for-31 (.161 AVG) and had only three extra base-hits. During LA’s series in Philadelphia, Muncy was only 1-for-12.
The good news though is that his slump appears to be over. This weekend in New York, Muncy had one of the best three-game stretches of the season. He went 5-for-13, including hitting two home runs on Sunday. His at bats looked much better than they did the previous week, and there’s no surprise that the Dodgers won all three games in which he performed.
All season long, Muncy’s bat has been one of the consistent factors in LA’s lineup. When he goes, the Dodgers go. He’ll have a chance to continue his hot stretch as the Pirates come to town. Not only is Pittsburgh one of the worst teams in all of baseball, Muncy has done well against them throughout his career.
In 15 games against the Pirates, Muncy is hitting .322 with an OPS of .928. He also has three home runs and three doubles.
First pitch: 7:10 p.m. PT
Place: Dodger Stadium
Opponent: Pittsburgh Pirates
TV: SportsNet LA