Verdugo is in the starting lineup Friday, hitting seventh and playing right field against the Brewers, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports. The 22-year-old rode the bench before making a pinch-hit appearance Thursday, but he'll start Friday as the Dodgers take on Milwaukee. Verdugo will try to continue his hot start, as he's raking to the tune of a .364/.378/.682 slash line through 44 at-bats.
Verdugo went 3-for-4 with a double and three RBI in the Dodgers' 6-1 win over the Reds on Tuesday. The 22-year-old continued his red-hot hitting, lacing three more hits to bring his slash line up to a blistering .375/.390/.725 through 40 at-bats, to go along with three long balls and 12 RBI. He's earned an expanded role for the time being, and while his current pace is unsustainable, manager Dave Roberts will have to keep giving him at-bats as long as he continues to produce.
Verdugo went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in Sunday's 7-1 win over Milwaukee. Verdugo got the offense rolling early with a two-run single in the first inning before later hitting a solo shot. The rookie is taking full advantage of his bigger role with the Dodgers, hitting .343 with nine RBI in 35 at-bats this season.
Verdugo is in the lineup, hitting sixth and playing right field against the Cardinals on Wednesday, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports. With A.J. Pollock getting the day off, the Dodgers will roll with an outfield of Chris Taylor, Joc Pederson and Verdugo in this contest. Verdugo only has 21 at-bats on the year, but he's done good work with them, slashing .333/.333/.810 with two homers and six RBI.
Verdugo went 2-for-4 with a triple, a home run, two runs scored and two RBI in Saturday's 7-2 win over the Rockies. Making only his second start of the season, Verdugo popped his second homer in the seventh inning off a fading Jon Gray. The 22-year-old is pushing hard for more playing time with a .438/.438/1.063 slash line so far, but it would likely totake an injury to one of the Dodgers' starting outfielders for Verdugo to see significant action.
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