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Dodgers News: Chris Taylor Dealing with Sickness

The red-hot shortstop doesn’t start Tuesday’s game, but plays a key role in winning rally.

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MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - APRIL 20: Chris Taylor #3 of the Los Angeles Dodgers flies out in the second inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on April 20, 2019 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

Dodger fans were surprised to see Chris Taylor’s name absent from the starting lineup on Tuesday, especially after an off day. After the game, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts provides the update.

Taylor dealing with fatigue and sickness could be some symptom of Colorado, but likely nothing to really worry about. Roberts expanded on CT3’s availability.

To try to get 9 innings out of him wasn’t going to happen. I wanted to get maybe one at-bat out of him and he said he could go more.

Taylor eventually entered the game as a pinch hitter in the 7th inning and hustled his way into a one-out triple.

Later in the bottom of the 9th inning, he got the walk-off rally started as he took a full count walk with 2 outs. He came around to tie the game as part of 5 consecutive walks issued by Arizona pitchers in an eventual Dodgers walk-off win.

Written by Clint Pasillas

Clint is the lead editor of Dodgers Nation, and a host and analyst on Dodgers Nation's own Blue Heaven podcast live stream.

He's been writing, blogging, and podcasting Dodgers since about 2008. He was there for Nomar, Greg Maddux, and Blake DeWitt, and he'll be there for Walker Buehler, Alex Verdugo, Dustin May, and any Dodgers of the future.

He's also a sandwich enthusiast, a consummate athlete, and a friend.

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