Muncy went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in Monday's loss to the Giants. The 28-year-old continued his recent power surge, as Monday's long ball was his fifth in the last eight games. Muncy's walk rate is down slightly in 2019, but his strikeout rate is down and his hard-hit rate sits at a healthy 44.5 percent. He ranks ninth among all major-league first basemen in OPS (.935), which is only slightly below his mark from his breakout 2018.
Muncy went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in the Dodgers' 7-3 win over the Cubs on Thursday. Muncy followed up his Tuesday two-homer effort by leaving the yard again in this contest, touching up Jon Lester with a two-run shot in the fourth inning. So far in 2019, the 28-year-old is showing that last season's unexpected, 35-homer breakout was no fluke: He's now slashing .278/.372/.542 with 16 homers and 42 RBI through 227 at-bats.
Muncy went 2-for-4 with a pair of solo home runs and a walk in Tuesday's loss to the Angels. Muncy accounted for most of the Dodgers' offense against their crosstown rivals, drilling a pair of solo shots to center field in the third and fifth innings. The versatile infielder increased his homer total to 15 on the season -- 11 which have come on the road. Proving that his out-of-nowhere season in 2018 was no fluke, Muncy has complemented the power numbers with a .278/.374/.534 slash line and 40 RBI.
Muncy went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in Sunday's 1-0 win over the Giants. Muncy's first-inning blast into McCovey Cove held up as the difference in the low-scoring contest and may have helped him earn some new fans in light of his colorful post-game comments directed at Madison Bumgarner, who took offense with the first baseman's home-run trot. The 28-year-old reached base two more times for good measure and now maintains a .372 on-base percentage to supplement his strong power production (.236 ISO). He's not quite on pace for a second straight 35-homer campaign, but Muncy is proving that his 2018 breakout was no fluke.
Muncy is not in the lineup Monday against the Diamondbacks, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports. Muncy will take a seat for Monday's series opener with left-hander Robbie Ray toeing the rubber for Arizona. In his place, David Freese is starting at first base and hitting cleanup.
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