A.J. Pollock was the guest on Live from Sunset Strip with Ross Stripling this week, talking about his newborn daughter and coming to the Dodgers. Los Angeles signed Pollock to a five-year deal prior to the start of the 2019 season, stealing him away from the Diamondbacks.
As it turns out, Stripling wasn’t exactly a big fan of Pollock’s while he with Arizona. The Dodgers’ pitcher joked about how A.J. hit very well against him and that he was glad when he decided to change sides.
Dude, I didn’t like you but I didn’t like you because you crushed me. I wanted to find the stats but I couldn’t find them, but I’m pretty sure you’re something like 7-for-10 with three homers off me. So just for that reason when you signed I’m like yes.
The good news for Strip is that Pollock hasn’t had THAT much success against him. Pollock is 4-for-10 with two solo homeruns off of Stripling, per Rotowire stats. Regardless, it’s good to know that he won’t have to dread that matchup at any point over the next couple of years now that A.J. is with the Dodgers.
Funny enough, Pollock even joked about how he has had the Dodgers’ number over the years. The veteran outfielder talked about really coming alive against Los Angeles pitching, especially during 2018.
I had a good year against you guys man, that one year I like, you guys must have been like ‘that guys the greatest player in the league’. And then I come back and you’re like ‘why does he not do anything else against anyone else?’. I saved it for you guys!
For his career, A.J. has certainly taken advantage of Dodgers’ pitching. He is a career .291 hitter with 17 homeruns in 89 games played against Los Angeles. Safe to say that our pitchers would certainly prefer to have him in Los Angeles.