Chris Taylor left Sunday’s matchup with the Boston Red Sox after getting hit by a 92.4 mile per hour fastball on the left wrist by reliever Heath Hembree.
Austin Barnes (last player on #Dodgers bench) is pinch-hitting for Chris Taylor in the 12th. Taylor was hit in the left wrist by a pitch last inning.
— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) July 15, 2019
As the tweet mentions, Taylor was struck in the 11th inning and was replaced by Austin Barnes in the 12th.
Taylor has been hot. Coming in to tonight’s matchup he was batting .391 over his previous 25 games. Initially, the plunking did not look good, but CT3 was able to flex his hand with the trainers.
If out an extended period of time, a loss of CT3 is one you simply do not want with the way he is swinging the bat.
Chris Taylor holds a 107 wRC+ and 1.3 WAR over 89 games this season. Since the start of June, he has been much better and has been one of the club’s best hitters: .299 batting average, .370 on-base percentage, .521 slugging percentage, and a 131 wRC+.