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Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Max Muncy will be on the bench for Sunday's series finale against the Cincinnati Reds. Albert Pujols will step in at first base. Muncy has put together an MVP-type campaign this season, but he's slowed over the last month, slashing .187/.261/.495 over his last 30 games. He does have nine homers in that span, but he also notably has 35 strikeouts in 107 at-bats, including six in his last seven at-bats over the last two games. Fantasy managers have relied on Muncy all year, so hopefully this rest will get him back on track.
Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Max Muncy (knee) suffered a right knee injury while sliding into second base in the third inning of Wednesday's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. He stayed in the game and went on to hit a solo home run in the fifth inning. The injury certainly appears to be minor. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts told reporters that Muncy is expected to be good to go for the team's next game against the Cincinnati Reds on Friday. Muncy is in the midst of a fantastic season. He has 34 home runs on the year, just one shy of his career-high, and he's slashing .256/.375/.546 with 86 RBI and 89 runs.
Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Max Muncy went 2-for-5 with a solo home run in Wednesday's victory versus the Arizona Diamondbacks. Muncy has slowed down in the second half of the season, but the power numbers continue to show up and despite hitting just .213 over his last 30 games, Muncy has been productive with 11 home runs and 21 RBI. The versatile infielder is now hitting .256 on the season with 34 home runs and 86 RBI. Managers should continue to start Muncy in all formats.
Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Julio Urias continued his strong season with another victory on Wednesday versus the Arizona Diamondbacks. The lefty logged five innings and allowed three hits, two runs, two walks and struck out five on the evening. Urias continues to put together a great season and is now 18-3 with a steady 2.99 ERA. Next up for Urias will be a date versus the Colorado Rockies in Coors Field on Wednesday. Despite the disadvantage of pitching in Colorado, managers should still feel confident deploying Urias.
Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Max Scherzer has been nothing short of phenomenal since joining the team at the trade deadline. The Dodgers have won all eight of the games he's started for them. He's been especially dominant so far in September. Over three starts this month, he's pitched 22 innings and hasn't allowed a single earned run or a walk. He's struck out 31 batters over the 22 innings. The 37-year-old veteran is operating on another level right now and it's hard to imagine many (if any) pitchers you'd rather have on your fantasy team to close the year.