Hernandez went 2-for-5 with a home run, three RBI, a run scored and a walk in Sunday's 12-1 win over Seattle. Hernandez's last home run came way back on July 20, the first game back from the All-Star break. This year, he's up to 18 long balls and 43 RBI as he continues setting new career highs in nearly every offensive category.
Hernandez will start in center field and bat sixth Sunday against the Mariners, Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reports. Hernandez will remain in the lineup for the fifth time in six games, but all of those starts have come against left-handed pitching. The utility man still looks to be a short-side platoon man for the Dodgers, thereby hindering his rest-of-season fantasy outlook.
Hernandez went 2-for-3 with a pair of runs Thursday in the Dodgers' 21-5 win over the Brewers. Hernandez was withheld from the lineup for a second straight contest, but entered at shortstop in the sixth inning when Manny Machado moved to the bench with the Dodgers maintaining an eight-run lead. The Los Angeles offense kept pushing down on the throttle over the final three innings, allowing Hernandez to finish with his first multi-hit performance since June 28. Hernandez slashed just .148/.222/.321 in between those outings and now looks destined for a regular bench gig after the trade-deadline additions of Machado and Brian Dozier and the recent returns of Justin Turner and Yasiel Puig from the disabled list.
Hernandez went 1-for-5 with a run scored in Saturday's win over the Braves. Yasiel Puig (oblique) returned from the disabled list Saturday, pushing Matt Kemp over to left field and creating a likely platoon in center between Joc Pederson and Hernandez. The latter got the start against a southpaw, but Pederson figures to see the majority of starts against righties. Hernandez's ability to play all over the field should keep him in the lineup for a handful of starts per week, but his recent run of playing time -- he's started 15 of the last 20 games -- will take a hit now that the Dodgers' outfield is back at full strength.
Hernandez went 1-for-5 with a three-run homer in Friday's 6-4 win over Milwaukee. Hernandez provided the Dodgers with three insurance runs in the ninth inning, pushing the lead to four. He's notched a hit in seven of his last 10 games, slugging two homers and driving in five over that span. Though he's struggled to hit for average (.230), Hernandez sits with a season-high 17 homers through just 89 games.
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