With the Rockies turning down their club option on Gerardo Parra, which was expected, right now they only have Dahl and Charlie Blackmon as primary outfielders returning for 2019, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports. Clearly a lot can happen between now and Opening Day, as it did last year when the Rockies signed Carlos Gonzalez again late into the offseason, but Dahl was already claiming more playing time, in a prime spot in the order, over the second half of the season. He should finally get a full season of regular playing time, health permitting.
Dahl is not in the lineup for Game 3 of the NLDS against the Brewers, Kyle Newman of The Denver Post reports. Dahl hit just .234 against lefties this season and has yet to record a hit this postseason, so he'll head to the bench with southpaw Wade Miley taking the hill for Milwaukee. Matt Holliday will take over in left field to replace him.
Dahl is not in the starting nine for Game 2 of the NLDS against Milwaukee on Friday, Jenny Cavnar of AT&T SportsNet reports. Dahl had a rough outing during Thursday's series-opening loss, going 0-for-4 with two strikeouts before being taken out of the game prior to the bottom of the ninth inning. Gerardo Parra, who went 1-for-2 in Game 1, will start in left field and bat sixth in Friday's matinee.
Dahl went 2-for-4 with a triple, a home run and two RBI in Thursday's victory over the Phillies. Hitting third in the order, Dahl connected on a solo shot in the first inning and added an RBI triple in the seventh. He has now homered in four straight games to go along with three consecutive multi-hit efforts. Over 254 plate appearances in 2018, Dahl owns a .282 batting average with 14 home runs and 44 RBI.
Dahl went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run, three runs scored, a walk and a strikeout in Wednesday's win over the Phillies. Dahl filled out the stat sheet, highlighted by his fifth-inning blast that put Colorado ahead 5-0 in the eventual 14-0 rout. The 24-year-old has gone deep in three straight games, tallying nine RBI over that span to help power the Rockies on their playoff push.
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