Dodgers: Potential Impact of the First Wave of Call-ups

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SAN DIEGO, CA - SEPTEMBER 2: Alex Verdugo #61 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits a single during the second inning in game one of a doubleheader against the San Diego Padres at PETCO Park on September 2, 2017 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - SEPTEMBER 2: Alex Verdugo #61 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits a single during the second inning in game one of a doubleheader against the San Diego Padres at PETCO Park on September 2, 2017 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images) /
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LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 26: Bailey, the mascot of the Los Angeles Kings, attends the game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Milwaukee Brewers at Dodger Stadium on August 26, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images) /

WILMER FONT

Fans got their first taste of the Triple-A Pacific Coast League strikeout king yesterday, but it wasn’t his best outing. He worked 1.2 innings surrendering two earned runs and walking three. It’s understandable to have jitters your first time up, but he has had some major league experience before.

Font was sitting between 94-97 yesterday but struggled a bit with his control. He mixed in a breaking pitch but didn’t have much more success with that either. If a call or two had gone his way, a passed ball didn’t get under Austin Barnes’ glove; maybe he has a couple of scoreless innings.

Baseball isn’t about maybes, though, it’s about results.

Despite Font’s first outing, he did show that he could eat up some innings for the Dodgers moving forward and that’s what fans should expect from him the rest of the month. The 27-year-old has earned his chance at the pros this season after posting a 3.42 ERA over 25 starts.

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