Not what the Dodgers wanted to see at the end of this long road trip but Max Muncy was forced from Sunday’s game against the Rays with an apparent leg injury. He pulled up slowly at second base in the third inning and was checked on by Dave Roberts and the training staff. The issue looked to be either his left knee or possibly a calf cramp — something in the lower left leg area.
Max stayed in and eventually scored but was out of the game when the Dodgers went back out on defense, so the removal seems to be precautionary. Chris Taylor took over at third base and James Outman came into the game off the bench and went into center field.
Max Muncy, who was getting his left knee looked at in the top of the third, is now out of the game for the #Dodgers— Juan Toribio (@juanctoribio) May 28, 2023
Muncy was 1-2 in the game, hitting his 17th home run of the season and reaching base on an error. He scored two runs.
Chris Taylor hit 10 HRs in 454 PAs last year and has hit 8 HRs in 130 PAs— Doug McKain (@DMAC_LA) May 28, 2023
Max Muncy hit 21 HRs in 565 PAs last year and has already hit 17 HRs in 202 PAs this year.
They’ve had their slumps, but both have been more productive this year. #Dodgers
Sunday’s game has hardly been a pitcher’s duel with 14 runs being scored over the first two innings alone. Rookie starter Gavin Stone once again didn’t have it, allowing 7 runs over 2 innings for his worst outing yet as a big leaguer. RHP Michael Grove is nearly ready to come off the injured list and could be an option to replace Grove in the rotation.
Muncy left due to a left hamstring cramp.
Max Muncy left today’s game with a left hamstring cramp.— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) May 28, 2023
More to come on this story…