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Dodgers News: Chris Taylor Leaves Game After HBP on Wrist

Taylor was struck in the wrist with a 92 mile per hour fastball on the left wrist.

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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)

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.

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+.

Written by Daniel Preciado

My name is Daniel Preciado and I am 18 years old. I am a sophomore Sport Analytics major and Cognitive Science and Economics dual minor at Syracuse University. When I am not in New York, I live in Whittier, California --- not too far from Chavez Ravine. I am pretty old-school for being an analytics guy and I will always embrace debate. Also, Chase Utley did absolutely nothing wrong.

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  1. I believe many including myself are sick and tired of these spineless opposing pitchers hitting and injuring our players! It’s time for Roberts and our pitchers to protect their teammates and put those offenders in their place!

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