The Dodgers are in danger of getting swept by the Braves at home in LA and losing 5 of 7 games in the season series. The club’s play to open the month of September has some fans feeling a bit restless after back to back years of postseason struggle. However, third baseman Max Muncy isn’t reading too much into the results of these three games and counting.
Following Saturday’s extra innings loss, Muncy shared his thoughts on the team’s performance in this series, as reported on MLB.com
“I mean, you can’t take too much out of it,” said Muncy, when asked about measuring up to a team that could be a playoff opponent. “If we face them in the postseason, it will be completely different games. I think we have proven that in the past against teams that we have played.
“It’s an exciting series right now, and a lot of fun for people watching it, but at the end of the day, it’s not going to be the same if it’s in the playoffs.”
It feels like a bit of revisionist history from the side that’s losing the series, but Muncy isn’t too far off in his assessment. While the series carries some weight in terms of the two best teams by record squaring off against one another, it’s still just a pair of playoff bound teams facing off in the regular season with little on the line.
Yes, the Dodgers entered the series four games behind the Braves for home field advantage throughout the postseason, but five games is still a pretty sizeable deficit to overcome.
The important takeaway from each game is that LA battled and made it close in each loss.
The Dodgers will look to salvage a win in the series with rookie right-hander Bobby Miller on the mound at 1:10 PM PT on SportsNet LA.
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