The Dodgers are going to need to win every game for the rest of the regular season. With only 6 more games to go before October rolls around, they still find themselves chasing the Giants by 2 games in the NL West.
Naturally, they’re going to need all of the help that they can get to sweep the next 2 series. That includes AJ Pollock, who just returned from the injured list this past week. The Dodgers also very narrowly avoided another injury to him on Sunday afternoon in Arizona.
AJ appeared to be hit in the hand on a check-swing during the games. The Dodgers outfielder winced in pain but ultimately stayed in the game until he was replaced on defense late in the game. Luckily, it sounds like he is just fine.
Dave Roberts said AJ Pollock came out of the hit by pitch ok. Got him on the knuckle. Said he expects Pollock back in the lineup Tuesday.
— Fabian Ardaya (@FabianArdaya) September 26, 2021
The Dodgers are going to need AJ ready to go for the rest of the year. He’s been one of their most productive hitters all year long, and that has not changed at all over the last 2 months. Since his return, AJ has 3 hits in 10 at-bats, all of which are for extra bases.
But it sounds like he should be back in the lineup on Tuesday against the Padres. Dave Roberts ahs been replacing AJ late in games to manage his workload, especially when the Dodgers are up in the 9th inning.