Brusdar Graterol fans had a mini heart attack on Wednesday night when the Dodgers’ reliever appeared to slip and possibly injure himself on a pitch. The man they call “Bazooka” landed awkwardly while throwing a slider, and proceeded to slowly walk around the mound, smacking his leg once in anger after the incident.
Thankfully, he finished off the inning. Moreover, manager Dave Roberts said his reliever came out of it fine.
Brusdar’s fine, it was something a little bit with the knee. Everything checked out good.
If anything, Brusdar might have been more embarrassed than hurt after the outing. Luckily, Roberts had a game plan to help.
He’s a big strong guy, loves mangoes, so I’ll get him a mango and he’ll be happy. He’ll be fine.
BREAKING: Graterol loves mangoes! Also, get you a manager that cares the way Dave Roberts cares.
All joking aside, the Dodgers can ill-afford to lose another reliever for this final stretch of the regular season. The club has been without Pedro Baez for the last few weeks and without Joe Kelly for the better part of a month. With the recent struggles of Caleb Ferguson and Kenley Jansen among others, Graterol has been one of the more steadying forces in the bullpen for Dave.
Something that, apparently, gets you a mango.