Whicker: Austin Barnes emerges from the depths, helps Dodgers win Game 2

By Mark Whicker

MILWAUKEE — Dodger Depth is a cliche by now. Manager Dave Roberts almost apologizes for using it.

But catchphrases don’t become shopworn unless they’re true.

On Saturday, the Dodgers went to the bottom of the manifest.

Austin Barnes had not started a game since Sept. 23. In 2017 he started 14 of the 15 postseason games.

He was an apt symbol for the difference between the smooth cruise of last season and the rutted road of this one, between a .289 average with an .895 OPS then, and a .205 and a .619 now. He also went from 38 RBIs to 14.

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Source: OC Register

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