As the regular season heads toward a close, the Dodgers will be looking to get their rotations in order for the postseason. This involves looking at different things, and deciding which players should make the cut for the playoff roster.
LA has been playing the last few weeks with the luxury of being able to fine-tune things, and they officially clinched the NL West this past weekend. So now, it’s a matter of giving guys rest, and seeing any last-minute progress from players.
“He’s going to do an up-down this Wednesday and the plan is to get Michael back here with us Saturday or Sunday.”Per SNLA
Once Grove returns, he will be given a chance to possibly compete for the postseason roster. He will have a little over a week to show what he can do, so the pressure will be on. Grove won’t be able to afford any slip-ups if he wants to earn a roster spot.
Getting Grove back could allow for some other players to get some rest, too. The Dodgers bullpen and starting rotation have been gassed this season, so any innings he can eat would be huge for this team. LA has been using “openers” for games recently, and Grove seems like a perfect candidate to take the ball right after the opener.
On the season, Grove has appeared in 15 games and holds an ERA of 6.61. He has struck out 67 batters in 64 innings of work.
The hope is that he can perform well to end the season, even if he doesn’t make the postseason roster. If he can get any sort of positive performance, it could help set him up for the future.
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