Hernandez is not in the lineup for Game 7 of the NLCS against the Brewers on Saturday. Hernandez is just 2-for-22 so far this postseason. Chris Taylor will get the start at second base in his place.
Hernandez is out of the lineup for Game 6 of the NLCS versus the Brewers on Friday. Hernandez went 0-for-5 with a walk during the past three games and will retreat to the bench for Friday's outing in favor of Max Muncy at second base. David Freese will start at first and bat atop the Dodgers' order.
Hernandez went 3-for-5 with a triple, two RBI and two runs scored in Sunday's victory over San Francisco. Hernandez continued his torrid play at the plate during this three-game set, finishing the series with nine hits and six runs scored. With a right-hander (German Marquez) set to start Monday's game against Colorado, it will be interesting to see if manager Dave Roberts keeps Hernandez's hot bat in the lineup, or if he goes with a typical starting nine filled with left-handed hitters.
Hernandez went 2-for-4 with a stolen base, an RBI and a run scored in Tuesday's 4-3 loss to Arizona. Hernandez entered the starting lineup at second base despite a right-handed starter taking the bump for the Diamondbacks. The 27-year-old's improved play against righties this season (.234/.321/.473) has elevated his role from platoon backup to super-utility man. Hernandez is slashing .242/.324/.456 overall with a career-best 21 homers over 442 plate appearances.
Hernandez started in right field and went 3-for-3 with a double, a walk, an RBI and a pair of runs scored in a win over Texas on Tuesday. Hernandez has now started three of the Dodgers' past four contests, going a combined 7-for-12 over that stretch. Two of those starts have come at the expense of Yasiel Puig, who is currently mired in an offensive slump. The Dodgers are unlikely to give up on their enigmatic right fielder so quickly, but Hernandez could gain an extra start here and there if their recent hitting trends continue.
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