The Dodgers will be going for a series sweep this afternoon against the Padres. They will have to do it against a guy that has pitched well against them throughout his career in Blake Snell. They also have to do it without a few of their normal players in the lineup.
Dave Roberts had already said that he does not anticipate Cody Bellinger and Gavin Lux in against the left-handed Snell. But the Dodgers could also be without Chris Taylor in this one as well as he continues to recover from a sore neck.
After sitting CT3 on Saturday evening, Doc said that he thinks it is unlikely he will be in there on Sunday. The Dodges utilityman apparently got checked up pretty good by that neck injury after catching a ball at the wall on Friday night.
Dave Roberts said it's "unlikely" Chris Taylor (neck) is in the lineup tomorrow. Cody Bellinger is getting a day off too. The Padres are starting a left-handed pitcher, Blake Snell.
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Taylor not being in the lineup could leave the Dodgers in an interesting position heading into Sunday. They could potentially put Trea Turner out in center if they wanted to keep Max Muncy in the lineup at second base.
Alternatively, Dave Roberts could opt to give Matt Beaty a start against the left-handed pitcher. Regardless of the direction they go, it seems like the Dodgers will be without Turner.