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.
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.