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Torey Lovullo is ready to play Jordan Lawlar every game against lefties

Oct 15, 2022; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Salt River Rafters infielder Jordan Lawlar (1) stands at bat against the Surprise Saguaros at Chase Field. Mlb Dbacks Fall League Prospects

After the Diamondbacks officially made the move to bring up top prospect Jordan Lawlar from Triple-A, manager Torey Lovullo has declared that Lawlar will be in the starting lineup every day versus left-handed pitchers.

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Against lefties in Triple-A this season, the 21-year-old has slashed .423 at the plate through 71 at-bats. He also has a .506 OBP against southpaws, compared to a .351 OBP against righties.

Nevertheless, it’s not just about Lawlar’s numbers; it’s about the impact he can make right when the Diamondbacks need it the most.

With a mere 22 games remaining on the schedule, Arizona is locked in a battle for the coveted third and final Wild Card spot.

This playoff race is already intense, but it’s about to hit overdrive in the next 11 days.

The Diamondbacks are about to embark on an electrifying stretch with seven games against the Chicago Cubs—a team that could either solidify their playoff position or set the stage for a wild, unpredictable rest of September.

Currently, the Cubs hold a three-game lead over the Marlins for the second wild-card spot. Then, separating the Marlins, Diamondbacks, Reds, and Giants is just 2.5 games.

Should Jordan Lawlar’s arrival spark a resurgence in the Diamondbacks’ offense, they have the potential to throw the National League into utter chaos.

But make no mistake; this journey won’t be a walk in the park.

Since July 21st, the Cubs have been a force to be reckoned with, boasting one of the best records in all of Major League Baseball at 23-12. This includes a current four-game winning streak that they are riding heading into their series against the D-backs.

In fact, their hot streak has lifted them to just 1.5 games behind the Brewers for first place in the NL Central.

Grab your popcorn, because things are about to get fun in the National League.


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