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Dodgers Notes: Bottom of the Lineup Improves, Shohei Ohtani Dazzles, Promising Injury Updates

The Dodgers enjoyed a rare Sunday off in advance of their trip to Chicago for Monday’s game against the White Sox. Here’s all the headlines you might have missed:

Dodgers’ Dave Roberts Credits Bottom Half of Lineup for Win

Manager Dave Roberts lauded the efforts of the bottom half of the lineup in the Dodgers’ Saturday win over the Angels. Key performers included Gavin Lux, who hammered his first homer since early May, and Miguel Rojas, whose consistent hitting has been a boon. When the bottom of the lineup can provide a threat, it makes the Dodgers’ offense tough to overcome.

Dodgers’ Landon Knack Delivers Strong Performance Despite Team Loss

Rookie pitcher Landon Knack stood out in a recent matchup against the Angels, delivering a scoreless five innings with commendable control and focus. Despite the Dodgers ultimately falling 3-2, Knack’s performance signaled his growing comfort and effectiveness in the big leagues, as he navigates the challenges of the MLB with increasing finesse.

Dodgers’ Tyler Glasnow Surpasses Expectations

Tyler Glasnow’s recent performance exceeded even manager Roberts’ expectations, striking out 10 over seven innings in a dominant outing against the Angels on Saturday. Roberts praised Glasnow for adding a sinker to his arsenal, adding a new layer to his already impressive skill set.

Dave Roberts on Shohei Ohtani’s Recent Success

Shohei Ohtani’s stunning adjustment to his game has caught the eye of both fans and his manager. Rebounding from early-season struggles, Ohtani has been explosive at the plate, demonstrating his unparalleled skill as a once-in-a-generation player. Roberts pointed to Ohtani’s improved control over the strike zone as a key factor in his recent success.

Promising Injury Updates on Dodgers’ Pitchers

Right-handers Dustin May and Brusdar Graterol are making promising strides toward returning to the mound. Roberts expressed optimism about their recovery and potential impact upon returning to active play, a positive sign for the team’s pitching staff.

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    1. Without the contract. Actually, They should have signed Driefort as an out fielder. He could flat out hit

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