The Dodgers have an issue with health this year. For the second-consecutive year, they can’t seem to keep their pitching staff healthy. And while they are better equipped to weather the storm this season, it’s still been pretty tough.
They just lost Daniel Hudson for the season this weekend with a torn ACL in his knee. They were already without Blake Treinen for most of the year and lost Tommy Kahnle to the injured list again recently. Add in the starters dropping like flies, and the Dodgers have a real problem.
And Dave Roberts knows that. After he put Brusdra Graterol in and watched him give up a 2-run homerun late on Saturday night, Doc admitted they are still trying to find a way to get the ball to Craig Kimbrel in the 9th inning.
“When you lose a guy like Huddy, it’s got an exponential effect on everyone. …We’re going to figure out who that guy is to bridge the gap to the closer. To lose [Hudson], it’s a big loss.”
Losing Hudson was just the latest big loss in a series of big losses for the Dodgers. But it really felt like he was the last guy they had that could dominate and take the ball before Kimbrel. They’ll have to figure out if they have that guy on their roster in the coming weeks.
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