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Dodgers News: Max Muncy Leaves Game Early with Wrist Issue



There was a cause for concern for the Dodgers in Friday night’s win over the Anaheim Angels. A few, actually. But when Max Muncy came out the game not long after noticeably wincing in pain during an at-bat, fans threat levels raised.

Thankfully you can rest easy as Dave Roberts confirmed that a tweaked wrist for Max shouldn’t keep him out of further action.

Max is fine, it was just a check swing that kind of stung him a little bit. He could have stayed in the game but I think that for me, I’m trying to also manage workload as we close out this regular season.

Muncy collected two hits in the game — hit first multi-hit game since September 1st — and continued a somewhat warm stretch where has 4 hits in his last 13 at-bats (.308). He was replaced in the lineup by Gavin Lux in the seventh inning, with Enrique Hernandez sliding from second base to first base to end the game.

On the season, the Dodgers’ first baseman is batting .197 with 12 home runs and 27 runs batted in.

Up Next

LA goes for another series win with Tony Gonsolin (1-2, 1.77) on the mound against Dylan Bundy (6-3, 3.29). First pitch is scheduled for 6:10 PM PT. Gonsolin is making his final start of the season and last effort to state his case to start game 3 of the postseason for the Dodgers.

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.

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  1. Actually not a huge loss. Hate to see any player get hurt but this years stats are not anything to brag about. They have depth to easily replace him. He’s turned into a home run or nothing player with a horrible defense.

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