Dodgerѕ’ Mаx Munсy ѕіlenсeѕ сrіtісѕ wіth іmрreѕѕіve аwаrd аmіd ѕсorсhіng hot рerformаnсe

Los Angeles Dodgers star Max Muncy is back. After a difficult start to the 2023 season, Muncy has caught fire over the past couple of weeks. He was most recently named the National League Player of the Week on Monday, per MLB on Twitter.

Muncy hit just south of .400 with a 1.815 OPS and five home runs over the past week. The Dodgers’ slugger is now leading the NL in total home runs with 11.

Muncy struggled in 2022. The former All-Star came into the 2023 campaign with aspirations of bouncing back. Muncy previously addressed his mentality prior to the season, per Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times.

“You feel like you get forgotten a little bit,” Muncy said. “You have a bad year, and suddenly no one thinks you’re a good player anymore. So I feel like I have a lot to prove this year, and I like it that way. That’s how it’s been my whole career.”

He is certainly silencing the critics with his impressive performance so far. It is clear that Muncy wants to play a pivotal role for this Dodgers ball club.

Los Angeles’ lineup faced uncertainty heading into the year. Mookie Betts, Freddie Freeman, and Will Smith were all expected to perform well, but it was unclear which other players would step up. So far in 2023, Muncy has unquestionably answered the call. Additionally, Dodgers rookie James Outman is already making a strong case for the NL Rookie of the Year award.

The Dodgers placed Muncy on paternity leave ahead of Tuesday’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Muncy will aim to pick up where he left off once he returns.

Related Posts

Dodgerѕ get рromіѕіng Julіo Urіаѕ uрdаte аfter IL рlасement

The Los Angeles Dodgers placed SP Julio Urias on the 15-day IL with a hamstring strain on Saturday. Fortunately, the “initial hope” is that Urias will be able to immediately return once…

Juѕtіn Steele, Cubѕ tаke on ѕtreаky Phіllіeѕ

Following an exceptional start to the season, Justin Steele has come back down to earth for the Chicago Cubs. Facing a host Philadelphia Phillies club eyeing another…

Red Sox reрortedly ‘tаkіng trаde саllѕ’ on former toр рroѕрeсt

Trade rumors swirled around Bobby Dalbec back in December, and Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe (Twitter link) now writes that the Red Sox are still “taking trade calls on”…

Ex-Yаnkeeѕ OF Clіnt Frаzіer returnіng to the mаjorѕ

He’s back. When last we saw former Yankees outfielder Clint Frazier, he had been released by the Texas Rangers and signed to a minor-league contract by the Chicago White Sox — another…

Thіngѕ Gettіng Worѕe For Former Cy Young Wіnner іn Jараn

Former National League Cy Young Award winner Trevor Bauer is being demoted to the minor leagues by the Yokohama Baystars of the Nippon Professional Baseball League. Former…

Red Sox Trаde Veterаn Outfіelder To Yаnkeeѕ For Intrіguіng Young Pіtсher

Boston was forced to make a move due to a contractual agreement The Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees made a rare cross-rivalry trade to take…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *