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Dodgers 2019 NLDS: Matt Beaty in Starting Lineup, AJ Pollock Out

A.J Pollock has posted 9 strikeouts in 3 games.

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - APRIL 18: A.J. Pollock #11 of the Los Angeles Dodgers at bat during a game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on April 18, 2019 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Sunday night, Dodger fans were very frustrated with A.J. Pollock as he continued to struggle mightily in the NLDS. His struggles have unfortunately become record-breaking.

Bad Enough To Get El Bencho

It appears A.J Pollock’s struggles have not gone unnoticed. Lineups for game 4 have been announced, and Pollock is getting the night off.

During the 2019 NLDS, A.J. Pollock as gone 0 for 11 with 9 strikeouts, and one walk. He has looked completely lost at the plate. At times, it also appears he isn’t even seeing the ball at all. Dave Roberts knows this can’t be allowed to continue. With Max Scherzer starting game 4, it makes it easy to bring lefty Matt Beaty for his first postseason start.

While we’re not major league hitters here, you could imagine that Scherzer is hardly the guy you want to face to break out of a slump.

The Other Side of Slumps

While it is easy to get aggravated at A.J. Pollock’s lack of production, it should be easy to also recognize that slumps happen. More than likely, there are big hits to come from the Dodgers off-season acquisition. During the playoffs however, if you’re not producing, you’re going to ride the pine. The Dodgers look to closeout the Nationals in game 4, and hope for better production from A.J Pollock in the NLCS.

Written by AJ Gonzalez

AJ is a lifelong Dodgers fan who grew up in California. His whole family are also lifelong Dodgers fans. He lives in Tennessee with his wife, daughter, beagle, and strat.

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  1. I am not quite sure that with 15 more K’s by Dodger hitters, that performance as far as K’s go might not go as well against a better team like the Astros, Yankees in a WS. But Dodgers did win big. I figured as well that Pollock now rides the pine and he has to understand why as I am sure we all do.

  2. PUT KAKI@ 2ND, BELLI @ 1ST MUNCY ON THE BENCH, KAKI & BELLI HAVE , BETTER GLOVES. MATT , PEDERSON & FREZE ,OUTFIELD, J T @ 3RD, START LOOKING FOR A UPCOMING 3RD BASE PLAYER. W/ VERDOGO BACK THE OF IS GOOD. PLAY THE GUYS THAT GOT YOU HERE. SOME GOOD ROOKIES, BUT THEY ARE ROOKIES. GET MIKE S. AS A MANAGER. D.R. IS HIS OWN ENEMY. WANTS TO BE PLAYERS BEST FRIEND,DOES NOT WORK WHEN GOING GET BAD. JANSON CUT HAIR PITCHING GOT BETTER, MAY MUST DO THE SAME. WORST LOOKING PLAY ER IN LEAGUE

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