The Dodgers got off to a great start in their series against the Cardinals by taking game 1 from one of their best starters. Los Angeles came out swinging and the offense was able to overcome Trevor Bauer giving up 3 homeruns, thanks in part to a few homers of their own.
Bauer was followed up by Victor Gonzalez, Nate Jones, and Phil Bickford out of the bullpen. But it was the Jones move that had Dodgers fans wondering where Blake Treinen was. Jones came on in the 8th innings with a 2-run lead, a spot where Treinen usually slots in.
Treinen last pitched on Friday when he gave up a 3-run shot late in the game against San Francisco. When asked why he did not get into the game on Monday, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts revealed there was an issue that popped up before the game.
Blake Treinen was not available tonight.
There was “a little something” in his pregame that wasn’t feeling right.
— Dodgers Nation (@DodgersNation) June 1, 2021
Roberts did not clarify the severity of whatever he felt, only calling it a “little something” when asked. Doc also did not clarify if Treinen was going to be used in the game on Tuesday night against St. Louis. The Dodgers are planning on another bullpen game against the Cardinals.
Treinen has been a consistently dominant force out of the Dodgers bullpen, save for a few blemishes. He’s been especially useful given the injuries that have decimated the pitching staff in the first couple of months of the year.
More updates on this as they come in today.