The Dodgers did not have anything go as planned on Sunday afternoon. Facing the potential of tying up the NL West and forcing a Game 163 against the Giants, nothing seemed to go their way despite winning the game against Milwaukee.
The Giants beat up on the Padres and made it so the Dodgers winning did not make a difference. But Los Angeles also might have lost one of their bigger bats in the win over the Brewers. Max Muncy left the game in the top of the third after a collision at first base with Jace Peterson.
Muncy appeared to have his elbow hyperextended and hit the ground hard in pain. The Dodgers training staff walked him off of the field and Albert Pujols took over for the rest of the game. After the game, Dave Roberts made it pretty clear that the injury was serious, but did not want to declare him completely out of the postseason.
We just don’t want to close the door on a potential down-the-road appearance. So we’ll see how he responds over the next few days and see where that takes us.
The Dodgers will NOT have Muncy in the Wild Card Game this Wednesday against St Louis. Doc confirmed that in the postgame interviews on Sunday. That’s very unfortunate given Muncy’s relative success against Cardinals’ starter Adam Wainwright.
The hope at this point is that the Dodgers can advance and that Muncy will be able to appear at some point. But based on Doc’s comments, the Division Series also seems to be out of the question. That’s a big bat to lose right as playoffs start.