Hate it or generally dislike it, it seems like the designated hitter is coming to the National League much sooner than hoped for many. In fact, if and when baseball happens in 2020, the universal DH is all but assuredly coming along for the ride.
In the case of the Dodgers, that’s more than likely a good thing.
Recently on “Live at the Sunset Strip” — Ross Stripling’s weekly Instagram chat show for the Dodgers official account — Strip and guest Justin Turner chatted about the DH for LA.
Moreover, they see all the sluggers on their team that plugin nicely in that role.
“I feel like all that does is just make us so much nastier that we already are,” says Stripling. “I mean think about that, Kiké [Hernandez] way more at-bats. That probably gets Joc [Pederson] some more at-bats … man, giving us an extra person to plug into our lineup just seems incredible.”
Fans that are in-tune with the Dodgers season after season know full well the amount of talent up and down the 40 man roster. Players like Hernandez and Chris Taylor often have to bounce around the field to get into the lineup and pick up at-bats. Last season, the club tried Joc…