Out of the blue, Dodgers Kershaw can’t play PS. The team’s No. 1 home run is also out
The LA Dodgers lost their third starter and center batter in the postseason due to injuries.
Clayton Kershaw is unable to play in the postseason due to an arm injury. First baseman Max Muncy is expected to return only at the end of October due to an elbow injury. There is a possibility that he will play only when he advances to the World Series.
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts told local reporters on the 6th (Korea Standard Time) that “starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw will miss the entire 2021 postseason due to an arm injury.” Instead, Kershaw added that he had no ligament damage.
Dodgers franchise star Kershaw’s contract ends this year. As the possibility of a transfer to his hometown Texas is raised, if he does not renew his contract, even his last farewell match with the Dodgers will be canceled.
Kershaw allowed five hits and three runs in one 1이닝3 innings against Milwaukee on the 2nd and was substituted early over his left forearm. He was then on the injured list (IL) on the 10th on the 3rd. There were many concerns that he would not be able to play in this year’s postseason after being injured, but it went as expected.
Kershaw pitched 122 2이3 innings this year, recording 10 wins, 8 losses and a 3.55 ERA and 144 strikeouts. He was on the injured list from July to mid-September due to elbow inflammation. Left-hander David Price will be in the starting position without Kershaw. Max Scherzer-Walker Buehler-Hulio Yurias-Price will be in order.
First baseman Muncy is not out of the season. Coach Roberts said, “Fortunately, Muncy’s left elbow injury was avoided.” LA media mentioned, “Munchi leaves a ‘light of hope’ that he can return at some point in the postseason.”
Regarding Muncy’s arm condition, Roberts said, “It really hurts and the range of his arm movement is not good.” If the Dodgers advance to the World Series, they are expected to return.
Muncy injured his left arm when he bumped into Milwaukee’s Jace Peterson, who was running to first base, while defending in the third inning against Milwaukee on the 4th. Shortly after the injury, Roberts noted that Muncy is likely not to play until the division series 파워볼사이트
Muncy hit .249/.368/.527 with a batting average/on-base percentage/ slugging percentage this season and recorded 36 home runs and 94 RBIs. Muncy, who was selected for the All-Star twice, had six RBIs in the World Series last year.
Albert Pujols, Matt Beatty, and Cody Bellinger can play in the first baseman position without Muncy, the No. 1 home run hitter among Dodgers hitters. Pujols is expected to be the top priority. Pujols wore a Dodgers uniform in May and recorded 12 home runs and 38 RBIs in 85 games with a batting average/on-base percentage/base percentage/long batting average of .254/.299/.460.