After lasting only recording 8 outs on Tuesday night, Dodgers righty Walker Buehler was a center of attention during the postgame media availability with Dave Roberts and Walker himself. The focus? …this:
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Buehler hit the injured list last month after a blister issue popped up on the 25-year-old hurler. Now, two starts off the IL, that blister is still apparently an issue, even if Walker says otherwise.
#Dodgers Walker Buehler said he "felt good physically," the blister is "just something we're going to have to deal with" and the media will make more of it than it deserves.
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In all fairness, Walker’s not wrong. In his last start — where the blister was still something of an issue — the ace tossed 5 scoreless innings. On Tuesday night, he couldn’t get out of the third, thanks in part to bad luck, but mostly due to struggles with location, something Walker admitted in his postgame interview.
Walker Buehler and Dave Roberts Discuss More Blister Than You Need to Know About
Dave Roberts added that he expects Buehler will be making his next start as scheduled, which would be on Sunday against the Houston Astros at Dodger Stadium. Of course, that is subject to change based on how Walker feels as well as the training staff.
The Dodgers continue their series against the Diamondbacks with LHP Clayton Kershaw (6-1, 1.50) facing RHP Taylor Clarke (1-0, 2.96) at 6:40 PM PT.
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