Dodgers fans might have noticed at this point that the offense isn’t exactly firing on all cylinders. It seems like all over the lineup, there are guys going through their own mini-slumps at the moment. That would include Chris Taylor.
The Dodgers utilityman has collected just 2 hits in the month of September, with one being a homerun in St Louis. He has also struck out 13 times in 31 at-bats following the win over the Padres last night.
But Taylor did manage to get the run across with a sacrifice fly against the Padres on Friday. After the game. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts revealed that CT3 has actually been dealing with a neck issue. That could be part of what has contributed to this slump.
He’s a glue guy, he’s an All-Star even when he’s not swinging the bat the way he is capable of…He’s been battling this neck thing, but he’ll never make excuses. But I trust him as a ballplayer.
Doc also noted that Taylor would not ever lean on that as an excuse for his slump. But the Dodgers utilityman is certainly in the middle of a worrisome struggle. Since the start of August, he is hitting just .187 and striking out much more than he should.
The good news? There is still time to turn things around before October. Doc also said that there was never any thought of placing him on the injured list, which must mean he’s healthy enough to keep playing. Keep grinding out at-bats and the hits will come.