On this episode of Dugout Blues, Jared and I panic as the Dodgers now suck and we don’t know what to do with ourselves.
But it isn’t all doom and gloom. Clayton Kershaw is back! And he looked like vintage Kershaw. Things will get better from here on out.
Alex Wood, continuing a theme, is also back. His return wasn’t as good, but he turned in probably the second-best start of the last week or so, which is saying something.
Alex Verdugo was promoted and has started every game since then. It seems he’s going to get a legit chance to make the postseason roster. Joc Pederson will be back, but not quite yet. He’s not hitting in Triple-A, either, which is a bit concerning.
Corey Seager has a bum elbow. He has been limited to pinch-hitting over the last week. Here’s hoping some extended rest gets him right for the postseason.
Brandon McCarthy‘s rehab is going adequately, but we’re not expecting much from him the rest of the season.
On the farm, Matt Beaty, Yusniel Diaz, DJ Peters, Will Smith and others are heading to the Arizona Fall League. Font was named PCL Pitcher of the Year. Four Dodger affiliates have clinched a playoff spot, with the Raptors still attempting to do so. Both of the Dodger Dominican Summer League teams made it to the championship game. Related, here’s a cool video from J.P. Hoornstra.
— J.P. Hoornstra (@jphoornstra) September 4, 2017
To close, a Q&A session. Please keep them coming.
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