The Dodgers bullpen in many ways were the stars of Wednesday night's comeback, and nearly everyone contributed in the win over the Braves. But one who didn't was Pedro Baez, who was unavailable after getting hit in the head during warmups in the bullpen.
Baez was hit in the back of the head by an errant throw from Adam Liberatore.
"It hit him square in the back of the head. It wasn't a full 90-plus fastball but it was still Lib getting loose and airmailing one," manager Dave Roberts told reporters after Wednesday's game, as seen on SportsNet LA. "He was down today, and hopefully tomorrow he responds."
Roberts said Baez was taken for tests, but the results were not yet available.
The Dodgers bullpen retired 19 of 21 batters faced in the middle game in Atlanta, with six of the eight relievers making an appearance. Only Baez and Louis Coleman didn't pitch on Wednesday.
Baez on the season has allowed two solo home runs in 5⅓ innings in his six appearances, with nine strikeouts and two walks.
UPDATE (Thursday morning, pregame):
Good news on Pedro Baez. He said he feels fine and can pitch today. Tests last night and this morning ruled out a concussion.— J.P. Hoornstra (@jphoornstra) April 21, 2016
Dave Roberts said the medical staff has not yet ruled out a concussion with Pedro Baez.— Andy McCullough (@McCulloughTimes) April 21, 2016
Pedro Baez says tests reveal there was no concussion and he feels fine. Liberatore estimates his throw that hit Baez at 70 mph.— Doug Padilla (@DougPadilla) April 21, 2016