The thing you never want to see happen happened. In a meaningless game, Dodgers left fielder Chris Taylor was forced to leave Sunday afternoon’s regular season finale shortly after getting drilled on the left knee by a pitch.
He stayed in the game after writhing on the ground in pain for a few moments and even went out to play another half inning on defense before eventually making the early exit.
The move seems to be mostly precautionary, but certainly, Taylor will undergo further testing over the next day or so. Kolten Wong took his spot in the lineup and Kiké Hernandez moved from shortstop to left field.
Taylor was one of three Dodgers to be hit by a pitch from the San Francisco starting pitcher Kyle Harrison on Sunday, something that raised some frustrations for the LA bench.