Wood allowed a career high in runs and a season high in hits while throwing a season-most 100 pitches. He was scheduled for tests with the team's back specialist later Sunday. Currently the Braves are 11 games out of first, but are 5-5 in their last ten games, while the Nationals are 7-3. However, the Dodgers' organization will certainly be updating the situation, if not during the game, then in the post-game interviews.
They got as close as they would get in the sixth inning. The Braves, despite hanging around the periphery of the postseason, are looking ahead to the 2018 campaign, when they may have a more realistic chance to contend. Garcia, a free agent after the season, is the type of trade chip that could land the Braves a solid prospect.
Trainers talked to the lefty in the dugout, and then Kershaw went into the clubhouse. And it was Taylor's 12th in 308 plate appearances with the Dodgers this season.
The Minnesota Twins appeared to have made a much needed upgrade in their starting rotation last week.
"We've got no problem being a target", manager Dave Roberts said. Luckily enough I just got inside of it and got it through the middle. "Instinct takes over. You try to catch it. In retrospect, probably you won't see me trying to catch a fly ball anymore".
It leaves baseball's top team without its best pitcher. Heading into Friday's slate of games, the NL West leaders are 55-41 against the runline, good for a 57 percent cover rate. He does want his players hearing him say that publicly. "Now it's a matter how he comes out of it", manager Bruce Bochy said.
"I think it's more of a declaration - not necessarily a challenge - to our own guys". In years past, the 29-year-old left-hander missed time with pain in his right hip.
The Dodgers forged a split of the four-game series and maintained the majors' best record at 68-31. He singled in the ninth and was 1-for-4.
The Dodgers figure to make at least two roster moves today. "It's one loss and we still feel good about ourselves".
There aren't that many teams that have continued to be profitable for bettors once they hit 25 earned units in a season. But that's not the only reason the rest of July is important. We learned a lot from last year, in bringing back who we brought back. That gave the Braves a 4-0 lead.