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Dodgers: A.J. Pollock Locked In Since Returning From Injured List

The Dodgers center fielder went 3-4 with an opposite field home run on Sunday.

LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 21: A.J. Pollock #11 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits a base hit against Miami Marlins during the fourth inning at Dodger Stadium on July 21, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Since returning on July 12 from an injury that sidelined him since April 28, A.J. Pollock has quickly found his swing and has proven to be a productive addition to the Dodgers lineup.

Sunday’s game was a similar story as Pollock went 3-4 with 4 RBI and an opposite-field home run in the seventh inning.

The Dodgers center fielder spoke to Alanna Rizzo following the game and highlighted his growing comfortability at the plate with each start.

When asked whether or not his opposite-field home run indicated anything about his progress since returning from injury, Pollock responded:

When I know my swing is getting there I know I’m kinda being able to hit the ball the other way with authority. That felt nice.

Pollock’s numbers in the 9 games since he was activated off the IL speak for themselves. He’s batted .406 since his return, quickly raising his batting average from .223 to .267. Moreover, he has chipped in 4 home runs, 8 runs scored, and 12 RBI in that short span of time.

If he can continue hitting like this as the Dodgers gear up for the postseason in just over two months, the Dodgers already impressive offense may be even more dangerous when it matters most.

Written by Kellan Grant

I’m currently a junior at Pomona College in Claremont, CA, and I have a passion for sports journalism. I grew up in the LA area and am a diehard fan of the Dodgers, Lakers, Rams, UCLA, Kings. My favorite Dodgers memory was watching Kershaw tear up after the team won the 2017 NLCS and advanced to the World Series for the first time in his career. After college, I plan on either pursuing a career as a sports journalist or working in sports law.

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