“I don’t necessarily want to speak for the team. But I’m pissed personally. I don’t like losing. I want to win. That’s why I came here. And we are not playing up to our capabilities right now, so I’m mad.”
After yet another one-run loss, Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Trevor Bauer vented to reporters on the state of his current team.
With the Dodgers now having dropped 14 of their last 18 games, many fans continue to point their fingers at injuries for being the primary culprit of the club’s current stretch of woes. All the depth the organization has been flaunting for years doesn’t seem to be helping in the least right now, as the team is looking for just a single win or two with hopes of building some type of momentum.
As if the injury picture for the Los Angeles Dodgers wasn’t already bad enough, things got much worse when righty starting pitcher Dustin May left Saturday’s game against the Brewers with an apparent right arm injury.
The Los Angeles Dodgers made a series of moves ahead of the opener against the Reds on Monday, activating infielder Gavin Lux and right-handed pitcher Dennis Santana from the injured list. The team also recalled right-handed pitcher Mitch White from the alternate site.
For most teams in baseball, sitting where the Los Angeles Dodgers are right now would be a thing of beauty and excitement. For most fans of the Dodgers, coming off their first series loss of the year, and to the San Diego Padres no less, it’s anything but fun.
Without question, injuries continue to hammer the heart of the Los Angeles Dodgers active roster. During most seasons, we’ll put together an injury report once or twice per month, but current times are calling for a thorough update almost weekly.
No question, the opening game of the San Diego series on Friday evening was perhaps the most exciting contest of the year so far for the Los Angeles Dodgers, living up to the hype that was thrown upon these two teams by most of the national media.
Heading into Sunday’s series finale against the Nationals, the injury bug has bitten the Dodgers quite harshly. Entering Opening Day, the squad was relatively healthy, but as the second full week of the regular season approaches, several key players continue to remain absent from play.