D'Arnaud went 2-for-4 with a walk, a double, two RBI and one run scored in a win over the Marlins on Thursday in Game 3 of the NLDS. It wasn't any of the Braves' top three hitters that led the offense in the series, but d'Arnaud. The backstop went 6-for-10 with three walks, two homers, seven RBI and three runs scored in what turned out to be a three-game sweep for Atlanta. Designated for assignment by the Mets in April of 2019, d'Arnaud ended up finishing the 2020 regular season fifth in fWAR at the catcher position.
D'Arnaud went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Wednesday's win over the Marlins in Game 2 of the NLDS. D'Arnaud stayed red hot in the NLDS, blasting a home run for the second straight game. The veteran had nine home runs and 34 RBI in the regular season and continues to showcase that power in the postseason. D'Arnaud has started each of Atlanta's playoff games so far and should continue to serve as the Braves' primary backstop.
D'Arnaud went 3-for-3 with a home run, a double, four RBI and two walks during the Game 1 win over the Marlins. The 31-year-old started off the NLCS in fantastic fashion as he reached in all five plate appearances, including a three-run homer during the seventh inning to break a 4-4 tie. D'Arnaud has started all three playoff games thus far and should continue to work as Atlanta's primary backstop.
D'Arnaud is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Red Sox. The Braves' spot in the postseason has been solidified for some time, so manager Brian Snitker has taken to rotating starts between d'Arnaud and Tyler Flowers over the final week of the regular season. Expect d'Arnuad to be ready to catch nearly every game of the playoffs after he was one of the majors' top backstops in 2020. Over 44 games spanning 184 plate appearances, d'Arnaud slashed .321/.386/.533.
D'Arnaud is out of the lineup Friday against the Red Sox. D'Arnaud is on the bench for the second straight game, but Atlanta is likely just providing him some extra rest with the NL East crown all sewn up. Tyler Flowers takes over behind the plate Friday, batting eighth.