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Dodgers’ Max Muncy Reveals How 3-HR Game Happened

Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Max Muncy had the game of his life on Saturday in a dominant 11-2 win over the Atlanta Braves. Muncy hit three home runs against the Braves, putting in the first three-home run game of his career.

Muncy brought in the Dodgers’ first two runs of the night with a two-run home run toward center field in the second inning. He notched his second home run of the day in the seventh inning, before barely hitting a third homer as the baseball bounced off the wall and into the stands.

“It was a really cool moment for me, first time I’ve ever done that,” Muncy said. “I’ve felt good at the plate the last couple weeks. I know the results aren’t always there, but I feel like I’ve put together some decent at-bats. Sometimes you get tough pitches. Tonight I was able to get the barrel to the ball a little bit better.”

Per Max Muncy via Los Angeles Times

In total, Muncy had four hits on five at-bats, four RBIs, three home runs, and three runs against the Braves. After beginning the season strong in March slashing .348/.385/.522, Muncy’s production and efficiency slowed down in April when he slashed .211/.340/.447. Muncy’s struggles in April made him one of the players in the lineup who was questioned as the Dodgers had a minor slump during the month.

With this performance against the Braves, Muncy appears to be heading into the rest of May on a stronger note and rebounding from a slower April. Muncy now has slashed .262/.369/.551 overall on the season with eight home runs and 22 RBIs. He’ll look to continue bringing this impact into the Dodgers’ final game of the series against the Braves on Sunday.

Photo Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

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Eva Geitheim

Eva graduated from UCLA in 2023 with a bachelor's degree in Communication. She has been covering college and professional sports since 2022.

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