A day after injuring his shoulder on a diving play at first base, Cody Bellinger was held out of the Dodgers lineup on Saturday night in San Diego.
Cody Bellinger isn’t in today’s lineup after his right shoulder popped out and in last night.
Game 35 vs. LHP Joey Lucchesi: Hernández 8, Turner 5, Seager 6, Freese 3, Muncy 4, Martin 2, Verdugo 9, Taylor 7, Hill 1.
— Jorge Castillo (@jorgecastillo) May 4, 2019
Dave Roberts spoke about Bellinger with Bill Plunkett after the game.
#Dodgers Cody Bellinger said his right shoulder "popped out" on that dive at 1B. Has happened before (once last year). Popped right back in. "I'm fine now." Roberts said they'll see if there's any residual soreness tomorrow
— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) May 4, 2019
With Bellinger being held out today, it appears that there was some residual soreness. Despite the fact that Cody remained in the game after the incident, and even narrowly missed a home run while adding double off the right field wall, the Dodgers will play it safe today with their young superstar.
No word yet as to whether he will be available for pinch hitting duty.
Hidden in the game notes for the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes today was this nugget:
ROSTER MOVES: Dodgers’ lefty Tony Cingrani will join the Quakes’ roster today, as part of a rehab assignment.
The left hander has been on the injured list since March 28, retroactive to March 25 with a shoulder impingement.
The difference a year makes for Cingrani as today marks the one-year anniversary of his participation in the Dodgers’ combine no-hitter during the Mexico Series in Monterrey.
Today is the one year anniversary of #Dodgers first combined no hitter in Monterrey, Mexico vs #Padres Buehler-Cingrani-Garcia-Liberatore. It also was the first no hitter outside of U.S. or Canada in baseball history.
— David Vassegh (@THEREAL_DV) May 4, 2019
With the Dodgers bullpen mostly producing at the moment, and not being over worked, Cingrani should have all the time he needs to prepare himself for a dominant return to the Dodgers sometime later this month.
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