The abundance of left-handed hitters on the New York Mets’ roster resulted in Juan Nicasio’s exclusion from the Dodgers’ division series roster, Manager Don Mattingly explained Friday.
“We didn’t really feel like we were ever going to get sections against those guys that you’re going to get a number of righties together,” Mattingly said.
Left-handed hitters batted .348 against Nicasio this season.
Instead of Nicasio, the Dodgers will include the likes of Pedro Baez, Yimi Garcia and Joel Peralta.
Mattingly said there was little reluctance on his part to include Yasiel Puig on the roster.
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