As the troubles of the 2021 Los Angeles Dodgers continue in extra-inning contests, so do their woes in the injury department.
By now, you would have thought fans might have learned their lessons, but there still seems to linger a ray of hope of how the team might perform when fully healthy. However, as we inch closer to the stretch run of the regular season, the idea that the club might never reach peak health is quickly becoming a reality.
After Saturday night’s 1-0 victory over the Rockies, the Dodgers find themselves maintaining a stronghold on the second-place spot in the National League West with a tidy 60-40 record. Heading into Sunday’s games, Los Angeles trails the struggling first-place Giants by two games. The Dodgers have 62 contests remaining on their regular season schedule.
Although the injured list of the Los Angeles Dodgers has been as high as 14 players recently, the current recovery trend suggests the team could conceivably be down to single digits in the coming weeks.
While many folks close to the team are still reveling in the franchise’s first World Series Championship since 1988, the Dodgers got down to business on the transaction side of things on Friday, announcing that they have declined the option for veteran pitcher Jimmy Nelson.