Losing Walker Buehler has to feel like the most devastating blow of the season for the Dodgers. Even though he hasn’t been at his best, having a guy of his caliber in the rotation is a huge boost for this franchise.
But Buehler might be out for nearly 2 months. He has been shut down for 6-8 weeks with a flexor strain and then would need to build back up. That puts him right around a September for a return to the mound for the Dodgers.
And Freddie Freeman knows that is a significant loss to them.
“When you lose one of the best pitchers in the game, it’s a big blow to anybody, especially us. Luckily we got Clayton back because having both of them out would’ve been a huge blow. Clayton looked pretty good, but losing Walker is going to be tough.”
It is going to be very difficult and could lead the Dodgers to make a deal for a starter this Summer. But there is no replacing Walker. Getting him back into the rotation in time for the postseason will be huge though, which is the one bright side.
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Dodgers fans have wondered for most of the season why Orel Hershiser has not been part of many broadcasts. Hersh has been a big part of the team for the last few seasons, and the combination of him and Joe Davis has always been a fan favorite. But now we know that part of the reason is so he can continue to focus on his own business ventures.
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