The Dodgers have been struck with tons of bad luck on the pitching side of things this season.
The postseason is a little more than two weeks away and the Dodgers are still unsure about some of their key arms like Tony Gonsolin, Dustin May, and arguably their best reliever, Blake Treinen.
Treinen missed the majority of this season with a shoulder injury that nearly ended his season. He then came back in early September and after a brief stint was then placed back on the IL due to right shoulder tightness.
Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts told OC Registers Bill Plunkett that if Blake is ready to go, he’ll be on the postseason roster.
“With Blake, I don’t think there’s a timeline as far as regular-season games,” Roberts said Saturday. “If Blake is ready in our week off, the break before the playoffs, he’ll be on our roster. If he’s ready.”
Doc also stated that it is highly unlikely that Blake comes back just before the regular season ends.
The Dodgers pitching is very thin at the moment. Not the ideal position you want to be in heading into October.
The 34-year-old appeared in two games since returning from his major shoulder injury and went a total of two innings pitched. Blake allowed 0 earned runs, 1 walk, and 1 strikeout before going into another IL stint.
Overall, Treinen has appeared in 5 games going 1-1, 1.80 ERA, 5 IP, 6 strikeouts, and a 0.40 WHIP.
When he’s right, he’s one of the best relief pitchers in the entire league.
Let’s hope he’s good and well by the time the postseason rolls around.