Ang Dodger There may be no key player available for Game 6 today against the Braves, as Chris Taylor suffered an ankle injury in the game last night. Taylor suffered injury while chasing a Freddie Freeman doubled in the eighth entry of Game 5, and Taylor was able to finish the inning before being raised for a pinch-hitter in the ninth. Manager Dave Roberts reporters were told Taylor would undergo tests to determine the severity of the problem.
It was not a great posteason for Taylor, who only hit .161 / .257 / .226 over 35 appearances on the plate during the Los Angeles playoffs. However, Taylor’s regular performance and versatility (he was used as second baseman and left fielder this October) made him an important roster asset, and it is not as if Taylor did not win the playoffs. ̵1; he is the 2017 NLCS MVP. If Taylor can’t play in Game 6, the Dodgers could turn around Max Muncy o Enrique Hernandez to play the second base. The Dodgers will also be reduced to a three-man bench, as they used 15 of their 28 roster spots for NLCS in pitchers.
More from around NL West…
- Many ParentsRelated topics The Athletic Dennis Lin discusses as part of a reader mailbox piece, with a particular focus on San Diego offseason plans. Lin did not think Padres would play Trevor Bauer this winter, and re-signing Jurickson Profar can be difficult because its asking price may be beyond the comfort zone of the Friars. “The team is not interested in paying favorably for a second option,” Lin wrote, although Profar ended up being essentially a daily player by 2020.
- Of course, more regular playing times for a player like Profar may appear if Parents is to trade Wil Myers. The San Diego Lin figure will revisit the trade for Myers, whose former inevitable trade value was boosted by an outstanding period of 2020 (.288 / .353 / .606 with 15 homers in 218 PA). Myers’ $ 41MM loan during 2022 could still be a commodity to complete, although Padres naturally would not mind keeping Myers if he continued to do as he did this year. Outside the Padres list, Lin thinks Francisco Mejia, Joey Lucchesi at Trey Wingenter can also be trade candidates.
- In a Giants mailbag, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle believes shortstop Marco Luciano is the Giants’ real “untouchable” prospect in trade talks. This does not mean that other referred youths like it Joey Bart | o Heliot Ramos everywhere will soon be used, but I think San Francisco sees Luciano as the “main driver for a winning season.” Luciano emerged as a favorite list of the top 100 prospects (ranked 14th by the Fangraphs, 17th by Baseball America, 29th by MLB.com) after a major breakout in the Arizona Fall League last year, though. the 19-year-old has only one official pro ball year under his belt. It remains to be seen if he will stay on the shortstop or move to third base or abroad in the future, but the potential batting of 19-year-old Luciano has already come out of the raves.