It was a rough night for the Dodgers in Pittsburgh on Monday. Coming off of 6 consecutive wins, facing off against the Pirates appeared to be an easy task for the powerhouse offense. That did not prove to be the case though, getting shutout through 8 innings before a last-minute Edwin Rios homerun in the 9th.
But the night could have been much worse. Chris Taylor fouled a ball hard off of his knee in the 6th inning and limped around for a while with the medical staff checking on him. He would stay in, but the Dodgers replaced him on defense the following inning.
Taylor reportedly had x-rays done on that knee after the game. According to the OC Register’s Bill Plunkett, those x-rays came back negative. The team is calling it a bone bruise and has listed Taylor as day-to-day for the moment. CT added that he was still sore after the game.
That’s about the best-case scenario for Taylor and the Dodgers. He has struggled a lot since the start of May, going 4-for-24 with 14 strikeouts. So him getting some time off due to the bone bruise might be just what he needs to get things going again.
Up next for the Dodgers, they will send out Tony Gonsolin hoping to get another win streak started. He will be facing off against Bryse Wilson of the Pirates, making his 4th start of the 2022 season. Wilson has pitched in back-to-back scoreless outings.
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