The Dodgers take 2 of 3 in Cincinnati while learning that Cody Bellinger has a rib injury. Surprisingly, that isn’t enough to put him on the bench or injured list. We discuss if the “let Cody play per his pain tolerance” idea is a smart play. Plus, a deep dive into the centerfield numbers of a returning AJ Pollock tells us that he’s more than ready to be the starter in October.
Next, Clayton Kershaw proves he’s the best number 4 starting pitcher in baseball and Mookie Betts proves the Dodgers did right by paying him for 12+ seasons. Dave Roberts finally changes up the lineup moving a struggling Max Muncy out of the two hole and putting Corey Seager back where he belongs.
In the most important news of the day and week, LA remains in the hunt for NL West crown number 9 in a row. However, the division leading Giants head down south to play the Mad Diego Padres in a series that could cost the Friar manager his job if SF sweeps. In case you missed it, Padres’ star infielders Manny Machado and Fernando Tatis got into a shouting match over the weekend begging the question, has SD manager Jayce Tingler lost this clubhouse?
The sputtering Padres also make us appreciate Dave Roberts in LA that much more.
Finally, we preview the Dodgers’ series in Colorado where the game plan and the message is simple… focus on what you can control.
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