Yes, we’ll never not be bitter.
After a disappointing season-opening series split with the Giants, the Dodgers get their first look at the 2020 Astros. Walker Buehler is making his season debut after a slight delay. He’ll be opposed by a human named Framber Valdez.
|RF Betts||CF Springer|
|1B Muncy||2B Altuve|
|3B Turner||3B Bregman|
|CF Bellinger||LF Brantley|
|DH Taylor||1B Gurriel|
|SS Seager||SS Correa|
|LF Pollock||RF Reddick|
|2B Hernandez||DH Tucker|
|C Smith||C Maldonado|
|P Buehler (R)||P Valdez (L)|
There was a bit of Dodger news today, the most significant of which being Alex Wood. He was placed on the 10-day injured list with shoulder inflammation. Josh Sborz was recalled to take his roster spot.
Wood lasted just three innings against the Giants on Saturday. He allowed three runs, walked three and struck out four. With the truncated season and the modified Summer Camp, I’m betting this won’t be the last time a player (pitcher, specifically) suffers an injury like this.
What I’m confused about is apparently Wood’s shoulder has been bothering him for a couple weeks, yet he was allowed to begin the season? I’m #notadoctor, but that seems a bit suspect.
Here’s some of the other bits of news from Dave Roberts‘ pregame presser.
This is the Dodgers’ first road trip of the season, and these three players will be at the ready should there be an injury.
If Kershaw does indeed come back, we probably won’t see any of those starting pitchers mentioned until there’s another injury. Let’s just hope Kershaw isn’t rushing back from the back injury he sustained a week ago.