Albert Pujols, the three-time MVP who has been utilized essentially as a late-game pinch-hitter, will begin at a first base for the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 3 of the National League Division Series on Monday night.
The Dodgers will deploying most of their right-handed hitters against San Francisco Giants lefty Alex Wood, likewise beginning Chris Taylor in focus field and keeping A.J. Pollock in left field.
Cody Bellinger, who has been battling powerfully the entire season however concocted a major twofold in the Dodgers’ Match 2 dominate, will be on the seat at the beginning yet will most likely look into the game once the Giants start utilizing their right-gave relievers.
Pujols, 41, will be beginning a season finisher game interestingly since Game 3 of the 2014 American League Division Series, as an individual from the Los Angeles Angels.
Pujols has been especially effective against contradicting left-handed pitchers this season, batting .294/.336/.603. Wood, who will go against three-time Cy Young Award champ Max Scherzer, had pretty even parts this season (righties had a .682 OPS against him, lefties had a .674 OPS). Neither team has declared a Game 4 starter.
The Dodgers didn’t work out at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, however the Giants spilled onto the field for workouts near 8 p.m. PT. Goliaths administrator Gabe Kapler, who wore road garments while his players took batting practice and accomplished some protective work, called Pujols “one of the greatest hitters that ever lived.”
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