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Dodgers: AJ Pollock and the Offense Have A Record-Breaking Day in Milwaukee

What a day for the Dodgers bats to come alive!



It was a heck of a day for the Dodgers offense in Milwaukee on Sunday. One day after losing an extra-innings heartbreaker and Dustin May, this was exactly the boost that the team needed. And boy did they ever get a boost. 

AJ Pollock and Matt Beaty got things started in the first inning. Beaty reached on an infield single to drive in a run and AJ followed that up with a grand slam to center. Beaty would later come up and hit a grand slam of his own. It was the first time the Dodgers had 2 slams in a game since 2000.

Pollock would continue his domination throughout the rest of the game with the bat. He drove in 8 runs for the Dodgers, becoming the seventh player in franchise history to do so. Pollock finished with 2 homeruns and a double in the game. 

The record-setting day did not stop there for the Dodgers. With Matt Beaty’s great day at the dish, Los Angeles had 2 players with 7+ runs driven in during the game. It was the first time in franchise history that they’ve had that happen. 

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Chris Taylor also scored 5 runs, becoming the first Dodgers player to score 5+ runs in a game since Shawn Green scored 6 in Milwaukee in 2005. It’s safe to say that this was the exact sort of game they needed to avoid getting swept by the Brewers. 

All told, Matt Beaty and AJ Pollock combined for 7 hits and 15 runs driven in. Not a bad day for the Dodgers outfielders. 

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Written by Brook Smith

Brook is the Senior Editor of Dodgers Nation, with several years of experience in sports journalism. He is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan, and can be spotted fairly often at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.

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  1. Oh, oh. Does that mean the Dodgers get 1 run and 3 hits tomorrow? Let’s see them put together 6-7 good offensive games in a row before we get too excited!

  2. Kudos to Pollock, Beaty, and the rest of team! Finally changing the approach and attacking the 1st good pitch, and then making the adjustment when 2nd time around the pitcher tried to change his approach. Even Nomar (career .300+ avg.) approved ambushing 1st good pitch. Get in the box, be ready to hit, don’t waste a centercut pitch, and if missed make the adjustment for your 2nd pitch. Of course if it’s not in the zone, lay off it. Good job offense! And Urias you were awesome!

  3. Did anyone else notice that there was not one Dodger who struck out until the 8th inning…of course Rios came up to bat and broke that streak. I am 72 and I still believe even now my batting avg, would at least be my age. 0.72, which beats Rios average. He has no ability to be in the show.

  4. LOL one does not make a season..and honestly.. dodgers really suck.. they teed off on a rookie.. big deal…..

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