The Dodgers and Rockies will play the final game of their series this afternoon in Los Angeles. It’s the battle of the Gray’s as young Josiah goes head-to-head with Colorado’s Jon to decide the series.
Unfortunately for the Dodgers, they will have to once again win without some of their biggest stars in the lineup. Max Muncy remains out as he is still with his family in Phoenix. His wife just gave birth to their daughter and Max is away from the team until Tuesday.
The Dodgers will also continue to be without Cody Bellinger and Mookie Betts. Dave Roberts said before the game that neither star would be able to be in the lineup today as both continue to recover from injuries sustained over the past week.
There was some hope that Bellinger would be back in the lineup and playing first base today. The Dodgers could have put him there to protect his hamstring and limit the running in the field. Instead, Roberts noted that the safer option was to give him the day with Monday being an off-day for the team.
For Mookie Betts, it’s more of the same with his sore hip. He has not missed over a week’s worth of games and the Dodgers have not placed him on the injured list. Roberts did say that after he gets looked at by the medical staff today, they would decide if he needs to be placed on the IL.