The Dodgers won their tenth-straight game on Wednesday night with a thrilling 8-5 win over the Minnesota Twins. Joey Gallo’s pinch-hit three run home run in the bottom of the seventh to give the Dodgers a 8-4 win was the moment of the night, but Max Muncy kept alive a streak of his own. For the second-straight night, Muncy went yard.
In the bottom of the second inning, Max blasted a solo home run off of Twins starter Sonny Gray to stake the Dodgers to an early lead.
However, in the bottom of the fifth, manager Dave Roberts pulled Muncy in favor of Hanser Alberto. It’s a move that raised some eyebrows and after the game, it was reported that the lefty slugger had suffered a hand contusion from a ground ball.
#Dodgers Max Muncy said ground ball hit him in the hand. Bad hop. X rays negative
— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) August 11, 2022
MLB.com’s Juan Toribio provided some additional information from Dave Roberts regarding Muncy’s injury.
manager Dave Roberts said Max Muncy has a right hand contusion. Muncy tried to swing a bat, but couldn’t. X-rays are negative and they’ll see how he feels on Friday.”
According to The LA Times’ Mike DiGiovanna, the LA infielder was entirely unable to even close his hand after taking the grounder off his hand.
“X-rays were negative, but Muncy said after the game that he couldn’t close his hand. Will have to see how he feels on Friday in KC.”
Injuries are never a welcome sight, but for Max, it couldn’t have come at a worse time. Despite struggling at the plate most of the year, the two-time All-Star leads the Dodgers in 1.275 OPS and a 252 wRC+ in the month of August.
The Dodgers have an off day on Thursday and hopefully a full day of rest helps keep Muncy in the lineup for the team’s seven game road trip.
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