Just as the Dodgers are getting pretty close to full health, a little something has to go wrong. On Friday night, Max Muncy exited the game early with what was later termed right ankle pain after grounding into a double play. Thankfully, after the game, Dave Roberts didn’t seem overly worried about his slugging first baseman.
The Dodger manager explained what happened with Max, adding that he’ll be listed as day-to-day.
When he grounded into the double play and ran to the bag, coming back to the dugout, when he was on the infield, he just felt something not right with the ankle. At that point in time, he tried to go back out there and take the field, and it just didn’t respond well.
I think that we’d be more concerned if it was hitting the bag or something like that, but he didn’t feel it then. I don’t recall and he doesn’t recall really any incidents, so we’ll see how he feels tomorrow.
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When watching the play, nothing stood out at first glance. Matt Beaty took over at first base for Muncy in the bottom of the fourth inning. Albert Pujols pinch hit for Beaty a half inning later and finish the game at first.
The Dodgers continue their series against the Braves on Saturday with ace Clayton Kershaw (7-4, 3.33 ERA) on the mound facing veteran right-hander Charlie Morton 94-2, 4.26 ERA). First pitch is set for 4:15 PM PT on Fox.