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Dodgers: AJ Pollock’s Incredible July a Big Part of Team’s Success



The Dodgers have been playing quality baseball as of late, with their most recent loss at Coors Field being an exception. They are 9-5 in the month of July, and AJ Pollock has been a big reason why.

AJ has been locked in all month, hitting .365 on the month and even winning Player of the Week honors before the All-Star break.

He’s looked like the 2015 version of himself, the year in which he was an All-Star and an MVP candidate. This couldn’t have come at a better time for the Dodgers, who find themselves facing the injury bug yet again with both Mookie Betts and Gavin Lux exiting games early with ailments.

With a constantly changing roster due to these types of setbacks, Dave Roberts realizes the value in a healthy AJ Pollock. Prior to Sunday’s game against Colorado, Roberts spoke on what AJ has meant to this team and their recent level of play.

AJ’s meant a ton [to our success], and I think that he’s been very good out there defensively.. Just having him in the lineup, having him healthy, he’s in a good spot physically and just adds so much length to our lineup. He’s hitting right, he’s hitting left… he’s been a big cog. So you look at the success that we’ve had on the offensive side, and he’s been a huge part of it.

On the season, Pollock is batting .280 with 13 home runs and 34 RBI. That’s a pace that he hasn’t had since that memorable 2015 season with Arizona. He hasn’t played in every game for Los Angeles, but that may very well be what has kept him fresh and ready to go when called upon.

Related: Dave Roberts and Mookie Betts Downplay Injury Scare

With the Dodgers struggling to keep everyone healthy at the same time, having a healthy AJ Pollock could go a long way in helping them close in on the Giants for the best record in baseball.

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Written by Daniel Palma

Daniel is an avid sports fan who loves his hometown teams. If he's not watching baseball, you can find him playing or coaching. No matter what, he'll always root for the Boys in Blue!

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  1. then why is he batting 7th?! AJ should be in the 4 or 5 hole now while he is hot. Belli should be in the 7 or 8 spot.

    • Yeah, especially the 4 and 5 hole is not very productive right now, but I think he is comfortable @ 6th or 7th w/ out the pressure. But they could try him @ 5th behind Smith when facing a lefty or ahead of Pujols. Put Belli @ 9th and the pitcher batting 8th, how’s about that idea? Pitchers are @ least making contact and getting hits, Belli can sacrifice them over and maybe beat out the bunt for his rare hit….or on a lucky shot get a homer.
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