The lineup was set for the Dodgers second game of a six-game series against the Colorado Rockies on Saturday evening.
However, Dodgers skipper Dave Roberts needed to change things up as Dodgers utility player Chris Taylor was a late scratch from the lineup due to neck tightness.
Taylor was scheduled to start at left field and bat in the five-hole.
Following last night’s 6-4 victory, Roberts told Dodgers beat reporter Juan Toribio that Taylor will be out for Sunday’s game as well.
#Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Chris Taylor's neck stiffened up after taking ground balls. He'll be down again tomorrow.
— Juan Toribio (@juanctoribio) October 2, 2022
This is the last thing the Dodgers need while we’re approaching the postseason.
The Dodgers have had their plethora of injuries this season, more on the pitching side of things.
The good news, from what we know is that this shouldn’t keep Taylor out for too long and this injury isn’t considered to be a big deal.
Earlier this season, Taylor missed about a month because of a fracture in his left foot. Taylor had also dealt with neck trouble in the second half of the 2021 season.
CT3 has had his fair share of struggles in 2022 slashing .221/.304/.373 with a .677 OPS, 10 home runs, 43 RBI, and 10 stolen bases in the year.
Taylor put up similar numbers last season and we all know how he ended up performing in October.
Last October, he was the best Dodger at the plate and it seemed like he crushed every single ball he hit.
The 32-year-old will look to play another key role by next Tuesday and we look forward to an encore from Taylor.