1B,2B,3B - LAD
Max Muncy went 2-for-4 with a double, two RBI, two runs, and a walk in the Dodgers 8-3 take down of the Rays in Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday.
Max Muncy took a ground ball off the face in pregame warmups but was unfazed by the incident and put up a great game. He picked up his first RBI via a fielder's choice in the fifth inning and his second came in the seventh when he doubled in Justin Turner to put the Dodgers up 8-1. Muncy is only hitting .228 this postseason but he's sporting an absurd .448 OBP with a .476 SLG. He's also picked up two home runs, 10 RBI, and a solid 17:16 K/BB ratio over 42 at-bats.
Max Muncy was struck in the face by a ground ball while taking infield prior to Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday night.
Ken Rosenthal has since reported on MLB Network that Muncy is "fine." The grounder hit Muncy right below his right eye, but he has since taken live batting practice and is ready to face Tyler Glasnow tonight. Muncy is playing first base and batting cleanup.
Max Muncy filled up his stat line on Wednesday when he went 2-for-4 with a grand slam, a double, four RBI, two runs, and two walks in the Dodgers 15-3 lopsided victory over the Braves in Game 3 of the NLCS.
Muncy capped off an 11-run first inning for LA with a grand slam off of Grant Dayton. He would reach three more times with a double and a pair of walks in the resounding win. Muncy is only batting .231 through 26 at-bats this postseason but he's sporting a .998 OPS with two home runs and eight RBI.
Max Muncy went 1-for-3 with a home run, two RBI, and two walks in the Dodgers 8-7 loss to the Braves in Game 2 of the NLCS on Tuesday.
Muncy picked up his dinger, his only hit of the night and first HR of the postseason, in the ninth inning as the Dodgers mounted a late game comeback. LA left 17 runners on base and ended up losing by one run to go down 2-0 in the series. Muncy's batting woes from the regular season have carried over into the playoffs, unfortunately. He's still getting on base at a solid clip but finds himself hitting below the Mendoza line with a .182/.419/.364 triple slash to go along with one home run and four RBI in 22 at-bats this postseason.
Max Muncy left Friday's game against the Los Angels with an apparent right wrist injury after a check swing, according to MLB.com's Ken Gurnick.
Despite leaving the game, Muncy appears to have avoided a significant injury. After the game, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said that Muncy is "fine." It would not be surprising to see Muncy sit out on Saturday, but it does not sound as if the wrist is going to be an issue going forward.