The Dodgers are getting dinged up pretty heavily in the early going of the season. They’ve already lost Cody Bellinger likely for the weekend as the All-Star outfielder recovers from a calf injury. And now, Los Angeles might be without a few other regulars.
Gavin Lux was a late scratch prior to Thursday’s game against the Rockies. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts later said that Lux had a sore wrist and he is currently considered day-to-day heading into the Padres series. Lux was used as a pinch-runner during the game on Thursday.
Lux came in to run for AJ Pollock, who is also going to be day-to-day heading into the Padres series. The Dodgers outfielder sustained a strained groin when running down the first base line at some point during the game Thursday.
Dave Roberts has already said that Cody Bellinger has almost zero chance of playing in the series this weekend. With that in mind, the Dodgers are going to have to lean heavily on a few main guys this weekend.
Expect guys like Chris Taylor and Zach McKinstry to be in the lineup for all 3 games. The Dodgers will also have Mookie Betts back since Thursday was just a scheduled day off for him. While Pollock has not been playing on a daily basis, Lux has been a consistent fixture in the lineup for most of the year.