There haven’t been a ton of bright spots for the Dodgers thus far in the NLDS, especially on the offensive side of the ball. But one bright spot has been the bullpen, especially the play of breakout reliever Yency Almonte.
In his first career postseason, Almonte has been absolutely lights out. Almonte has faced five batters through the first three games. He’s struck all five out.
Yency Almonte has earned five outs in this series — all on the strikeout.
— Dodger Insider (@DodgerInsider) October 15, 2022
Almonte was one of the Dodgers’ best relievers this season, sporting a 1.02 ERA, a 0.79 WHIP and 33 strikeouts in 35.1 innings. However, Almonte went to the IL with an injury in August, and didn’t return until the end of September. It was unclear whether or not he would be able to get back to his dominant ways.
Fortunately for the Dodgers, that question has been answered. Almonte has been perfect through his two appearances, but all of that will go to waste if the team’s bats can’t get going in Game 4 (and hopefully Game 5).
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