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Dodgers’ Max Muncy Doesn’t Care About Revenge Ahead of NLDS Rematch With Diamondbacks

The Los Angeles Dodgers headed southwest after winning a three-game series in Toronto over the weekend, ending with a 3-1 loss in the series finale on Sunday to the Blue Jays. This trip ends in Phoenix and wraps up a season-long nine-game road trip.

The Dodgers haven’t played at Chase Field since losing the National League Division Series to the Arizona Diamondbacks last fall. Still, Max Muncy doesn’t want last year to be brought into this week’s conversation.

“No. We gotta focus on ourselves. You guys have heard me say it a million times. If we’re worried about the other team, we’re already in a bad spot. So we’re trying to focus on ourselves and focus on what we need to do to be prepared for the game. Ultimately, the only thing we need to worry about in terms of the other team is who is on the mound and prepare ourselves that way.”

Dodgers third baseman Max Muncy

Freddie Freeman also addressed the upcoming three-game set, saying if the Dodgers are going to try to avenge all of their recent first-round playoff losses, they can’t just focus on Arizona.

“I don’t think any of us thought of that,” he said about facing the Diamondbacks on Monday. “I guess you could say that against the Padres too, every time we play them?

“No. We’ve been playing good baseball of late. Trying to take care of that and win tomorrow.”

The first pitch is scheduled for 6:40 p.m. PT.

Photo Credit: Kevin Sousa-USA TODAY Sports

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Maren Angus

Maren Angus-Coombs was born in Los Angeles and raised in Nashville, Tenn. She is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University and has been a sports writer since 2008. Despite being raised in the South, her sports obsession has always been in Los Angeles. She is currently a staff writer for Dodgers Nation and the LA Sports Report Network.

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