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.
When manager Dave Roberts sent righty reliever Corey Knebel out to save Friday’s home opener against the Nationals, it seemed like there was a huge sense of relief among fans of the Dodgers everywhere.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have finished their first road trip of the season, amassing a respectable 6-2 record. It easily could’ve been 8-0, but there will be some losses, as we all understand. They are on pace to win 115 games over the course of the season.
If there’s one conversation topic among fans of the Los Angeles Dodgers that’s constant, it might be the idea of how the team can improve its bullpen. Every year, regardless of which new arms the organization adds to the relief corps, there seems to be plenty of criticism.
No doubt, Colorado must be one of the most unideal venues to open a season for a visiting club, particularly from the sense that anything possible can happen at any given point in time, often being reflected in a game’s outcome.
After dropping a bizarre game on Opening Day to the Colorado Rockies, the Dodgers are still looking to grab their first win of the season heading into the weekend. One of the best things about baseball is that right after a loss, a team gets to go back out there the next day with a fresh start, especially this early in the season.