The Dodgers won their first game in Oakland on Monday, but a lot of things went wrong. Performance-wise, everyone was great. But two Los Angeles players had to leave with injuries on bizarre plays.
Chris Taylor departed early after being plunked on the left elbow. He stayed in and ran the bases for the Dodgers before being pulled. AJ Pollock came into left field while Zach McKinstry moved over to second base, where CT was playing.
Cody Bellinger was later removed after a play at first base. Trying to beat out a groundball late in the game, Bellinger was cleated at first by A’s pitcher Reymin Guadan. He limped back to first before the Dodgers medical staff came out and pulled him.
The update from Dave Roberts is that he did get cleated and it was not an ankle issue. It had appeared that he rolled it up while also getting cleated, but that doesn’t appear to be an issue which is great news. The Dodgers are listing him as day-to-day for the moment.
The plan, for now, is to reevaluate both Chris Taylor and Cody Bellinger tomorrow. In all likelihood, the Dodgers are going to rest them up and not play them in tomorrow’s game. That would certainly fit the mindset that Doc has shown early on in playing things safe.