In the final week of the season, the Dodgers’ main focus has been maintaining health and ramping up to the playoffs. That actually proved to be a little bit difficult as a few guys had to sit out some innings. Let’s dive into some of the news from around the team this week.
The Dodgers did manage to get Joc Pederson back in the lineup this week, though Dave Roberts isn’t sure for how long. Doc mentioned that the medical emergency tat kept Joc away from the team may pull him away at some point in the playoffs.
Mookie Betts appeared on a podcast this week to talk about his move to the Dodgers. Betts also talked about the fact that he was almost a member of the San Diego Padres, if not for Los Angeles jumping in to sweeten the pot in a trade with the Red Sox.
With the rise of Tony Gonsolin to a potential playoff starter, you have to wonder what he’s learned along the way. As it turns out, Tony got some pretty good advice from Clayton Kershaw about the mindset he has in approaching starts.
The Dodgers got a little bit of an injury scare this weekend when Mookie Betts had to leave a game. Betts was hit in the hip in the 1st inning and was forced out as a result. Fortunately, Dave Roberts did say that he will be good to go this week.
Speaking of injuries, Justin Turner gave everyone a scare by missing a game he was scheduled to start in. The veteran third baseman felt his hamstring cramp up, resulting in the team sitting him out as a precaution. He’s all good to go for the playoffs.
The playoffs are right around the corner, and the boys are ready to go. The team recently entered quarantine in preparation to meet the MLB guidelines.
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