Dodgers: Three questions left to answer in September
The Dodgers are now in the final month of the regular season. Before they embark on another World Series run, they have three questions left that need answers.
The final month of the regular season is upon us and the Dodgers are almost ready to make another run at a World Series title. First, they must answer three questions before they begin their playoff journey.
Can Rich Hill and Max Muncy make it back and be effective?
Rich Hill will begin throwing to “live” batters this week as he reaches the final step in his recovery before beginning his rehab stint. Hill is still racing against the clock as he attempts to return to the rotation and show enough to be the club’s fourth postseason starter. Even if he returns in time to get a few starts in, can he show the Dodgers enough to trust him as the fourth postseason starter?
Then there is Max Muncy who will be out at least a week or two with a crack in his right wrist. The injury should be healed in time for him to return this month but he will not be 100% when he returns. Muncy’s wrist injury will be a pain tolerance type of thing and how he hits with pain in his right wrist remains to be seen. Hill and Muncy are both needed if the Dodgers are going to get over their World Series hurdle.