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Dodgers Avoid Disaster with Max Muncy’s Hamstring Injury

The Dodgers received good news on Max Muncy’s injured hamstring as they came home to LA. He shouldn’t need an IL stint and he didn’t even need an MRI after all. In case you missed it with the early AM start on Sunday, Muncy was removed in the 3rd inning of the loss with a leg injury that was later called a cramp in his left hamstring. The expectation was that he’d undergo a scan today in Los Angeles but the new was better than that.

“We feel good about it,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said before the game. “I think it is just a cramp. I guess the doctors all looked at it and decided he didn’t need a scan, which is a good thing. I talked to Max a little bit today, he said there’s some soreness, but I think that was related to the needling of his hamstring and kind of working on it as opposed to the cramp.”


Roberts doesn’t expect Muncy to be available in any capacity in Monday night’s game but the hope and expectation is that he will be on Tuesday night.

The third baseman was getting his left leg worked on immediately after being removed from the game, reportedly spending time with a muscle stimulator working out the affected area. Muncy leads the Dodgers in home runs (17) and RBIs (38) in 49 games.

Home Cooking

The Dodgers are back home after their longest road trip of the season. They came out of the 10 game, 11 day roadie with a losing record but could have played closer to .500 if a few things bounced their way.

“Feels like we played a lot better than 4-6,” first baseman Freddie Freeman said on Sunday. A lot of games that could have been lost a whole different lot of ways, and we came back and kept fighting and fighting.”

The team is back at Dodger Stadium for a 6 game homestand where they are 17-7 so far this season.

Familiar Faces

Injured pitchers Daniel Hudson and Michael Grove were at Dodgers Stadium on Monday. Manager Dave Roberts said the team wanted to get eyes on the veteran Hudson who has been sidelined with nerve issues in his surgically repaired right knee. Grove is also in town and is a candidate to replace RHP Gavin Stone in the starting rotation this weekend.

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Clint Pasillas

Clint is the lead editor and manager of, and a host and analyst on DN's Blue Heaven podcast live stream. Since joining Dodgers Nation, Clint has helped grow the site into a top-50 baseball website in the world. 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. He's also a sandwich enthusiast, a consummate athlete, and a friend.

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