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Pedro Baez unavailable after getting hit in head by errant throw

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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):