The Dodgers are just hoping to walk away with a series split with the Giants at this point. After suffering a big loss on Monday evening, Los Angeles got into an early hole again against San Francisco on Tuesday.
The Dodgers also had another injury scare during Tuesday night’s game. Justin Turner was hit on the knee by a pitch from Alex Wood in the third inning. Turner remained in the game and ran the bases, so it appeared that he was fine.
But after his next at-bat, Turner was suddenly removed from the game. There was no immediate word from the Dodgers on why they decided on the quick removal. Part of it could have been the fact that they were chasing 5 runs when he was subbed out.
#Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner is out of the game. He took a pitch to the knee earlier in the game. That's one guy this team can't afford to lose.
— Juan Toribio (@juanctoribio) July 21, 2021
If Justin has to miss literally any time, that would have huge implications on the Dodgers lineup. Mookie Betts has missed 3 games with a hip issue and it doesn’t appear to be improving right now.
Max Muncy is also going to be leaving the team at some point whenever his wife Kelly gives birth. The hope is that it was a precautionary move right now, but we will wait for more information before panicking regardless.