Taylor will bat leadoff and start in left field for Game 1 of the NLCS against Milwaukee on Friday, David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports reports. Taylor will join the starting lineup with left-hander Gio Gonzalez on the mound for the Brewers. During the club's four-game set against Atlanta, Taylor went 1-for-3 with two RBI and two runs scored, with all three at-bats coming in Game 3.
Taylor started in left field and went 1-for-3 with a pair of walks and a pair of runs scored in Sunday's 14-0 rout over the Padres. Taylor has lived up to his super-utility role, starting four of the Dodgers' last five games while manning three different defensive positions. The 27-year-old's uptick in playing time was due in large part to the slew of left-handed starters the club faced this week. Taylor should be in line for at least a few more starts next week with southpaws scheduled for three of the final six games of the regular season, starting with Arizona's Robbie Ray on Monday.
Taylor went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk in Tuesday's win over the Rockies. Taylor played the hero Tuesday, depositing Adam Ottavino's 2-2 offering over the seats in left field for a walkoff win in the bottom of the 10th inning. He's been on a roll since the start of September, hitting .379/.471/.793 in 29 at-bats this month. Taylor still has an outside chance of reaching 20 homers for a second consecutive season.
Taylor went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run, a walk and two runs scored in Monday's 10-6 loss to Cincinnati. Taylor launched a two-run blast over the fence in right during the fourth inning to cut the deficit to two, but the Reds would pull away in the sixth. The 28-year-old has struggled to see regular playing time down the stretch of the regular season, mainly because he's struggled at the dish over the past month. He finished August with a .185/.272/.321 batting line through 24 ballgames.
Taylor went 2-for-2 with a solo home run against the Rockies on Saturday. Taylor took Kyle Freeland deep in the fifth inning to record his 15th home run of the season. It was his first home run since Aug. 24 and only his fourth since the All-Star break. While Taylor's 15 home runs and nine stolen bases are useful, he has failed to follow up on his breakout 2017 season and is losing at-bats as a result.
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