When you see the lineup and know that the Dodgers are facing a left-handed pitcher in Colorado, you’d expect to see A.J. Pollock penciled into the outfield…
— Clint Pasillas (FRG) (@realFRG) September 17, 2020
…but he’s not there. A day after being removed from the game early on Wednesday, Dave Roberts said that the club was looking to be cautious today.
A.J. — giving him an extra day, which, he could play and will be available to hit late.
Yesterday, Doc said the Pollock was taken out after he felt slight tightness in his hamstring. Understandably, with the Dodgers having already locked up a playoff berth and having a 3.5 game lead over the trailing San Diego Padres in the National League West, the team has a bit of wiggle room to ensure a fully healthy lineup heading into the postseason.
Pollock is in the middle of a comeback-player-of-the-year-esque season for Los Angeles. In 46 games, the 32-year-old has a .278/.316/.537 triple slash line with 20 extra base hits and 25 runs batted in, good for third on the team.
The spacious outfield at Coors Field in Colorado is even more reason for the veteran to stay off his legs for at least one game.