Dodgers utility man Chris Taylor returned from the 10-day IL on Tuesday, and it felt like he did not miss a beat after fracturing his left forearm. Taylor went 3-for-4 with a 3-run home run and 4 RBIs in his return to action, helping lead the Dodgers to a 16-3 victory against the Toronto Blue Jays.
.@Dodgers #ChrisTaylor talks about returning from injury and the similarities between '17 and '19: I would make the argument we are deeper and more well rounded this year. Our starting rotation may be the best the #Dodgers have ever had. (@THEREAL_DV) https://t.co/lXX6AFhT9s
— AM 570 LA Sports (@AM570LASports) August 22, 2019
Taylor joined Dave Vassegh on AM 570 to discuss his return, how he spent his time off, and more. Moreover, he was asked about similarities between the 2017 team and the current Dodger club.
I would make the argument that we’re deeper, and more well-rounded this year. Our starting rotation may be the best starting rotation the Dodgers have ever had. Position wise, all the guys that have stepped up for us when guys have gotten hurt — pretty unbelievable. Both special teams, a little different, but hopefully this one will be a little bit better.
Of course the 2019 incarnation is currently sitting at 40 games over .500 with an 84-44 record through 128 games. The 2017 club finished the season 46 games over .500, even after a late season skid where they lost 16 of 17.
Indeed 2017 was a special team, as Taylor mentioned, but this 2019 team seems to have something a little extra in the tank when it comes to how they’re going about their business. And what seems to be unlimited quality depth.