Dodgers Postgame Reaction
Highlights, news, and analysis of Los Angeles Dodgers games, including interviews with the players, coaches, and manager Don Mattingly after each contest.
Mookie Betts is healthy and back to being a dynamic player at the top of the Dodgers lineup, excelling at both the plate and on the bases this postseason.
The Dodgers appeared lifeless and were five outs away from a 3-0 series deficit in the NLCS, but Cody Bellinger’s three-run home run fueled a stunning comeback win over the Braves. Inside the ups and downs of the fateful eighth inning.
Needing to give starter Max Scherzer extra rest, the Dodgers opted for a bullpen game in Game 1 of the NLCS, and even though they lost the game, run prevention wasn’t the issue. It followed a Dodgers pattern, seen especially in the second half of the season.
Mookie Betts had four hits in Game 5 of the National League Division Series to help eliminate the Giants, but the Dodgers leadoff man and right fielder was in the middle of everything during the entire NLDS, a part of some of the most impactful plays of the series.
AJ Pollock was expected to possibly miss the remainder of the season after a Grade 2 hamstring strain. But an individualized rehab plan and a group effort from the Dodgers trainers and coaches helped Pollock return sooner than expected.
Dodgers pitcher Joe Kelly injured his hamstring in the ninth inning of Sunday’s win over the Rockies. He’ll receive treatment on the hamstring on Monday before the club travels to San Francisco, and the team will determine his next step from there.
Dodgers shortstop Gavin Lux will miss some time with a hamstring injury, and Victor Gonzalez will likely be activated from the injured list to join the bullpen on Monday.
The Dodgers set several records in a 22-1 blowout of the Diamondbacks on Saturday night at Dodger Stadium.
Price is expected to pitch three innings or so on Friday