Dodgers Way Quick Hits: Machado, Buehler, Roberts, Offense
The Dodgers blasted three home runs en route to a 7-5 victory over the Cubs on Wednesday, June 27. The Team has won two of the first three games against their National League Foe. Catch up on the rest of the team’s news from that day.
In a report from USA Today’s, Bob Nightengale, the Dodgers were identified as the “clear favorites to land Orioles superstar shortstop, Manny Machado. The rumors have been circulating since the offseason and everyone could have predicted that as the deadline approached those rumors would intensify, but to be named as the favorites is certainly a huge deal for the Dodgers. The team is without Corey Seager this year due to Tommy John Surgery. They do have both Kiké Hernandez and Chris Taylor on the roster, and they both can play shortstop proficiently but the addition of Machado would depending on the price, be huge.
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- It was reported on Wednesday, June 27, that Walker Buehler left Tuesday’s bullpen session feeling very good and would expedite his recovery due to that result. Dave Roberts told the media that he would participate in a game lasting just three innings with the Triple-A team and if he feels good there, he will try to rejoin the starting rotation. Buehler’s return to major league action will be a good practice run for the masses getting ready to come off thedisabled list. There are lots of names and not enough roster spots. For the time being though, it sounds like the Dodgers will run a six-man rotation.
- Dave Roberts seems to have caught himself in a streak of poor decision similar to the one he had at the beginning of the season. Currently, Roberts has been very quick on the draw with starting pitchers, removing them from starts even if they are pitching well. Against the Cubs Roberts removed both Kenta Maeda and Ross Stripling too early in their starts and cost he bullpen unnecessary time on the field. For the Dodgers to make a deep run this year, Roberts will need to fix his bad tendencies.
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- The Dodgers offense is scorching hot and just three home runs short of the all-time home run record in a month in franchise history. They have hit 50 and need 54 for the record.