With Joe Kelly missing the remainder of the postseason, Dave Roberts said the Dodgers will be adding David Price to the NLCS roster. With Kelly being replaced, that means his postseason is over as he’s ineligible for the World Series, should the Dodgers get there.
Price was on the NLDS roster, but didn’t appear in a game for the Dodgers during their five-game series with the Giants. He was left off the NLCS roster and was replaced by Evan Phillips.
Price gives the Dodgers length in their bullpen should they need it. With as many as two games remaining in the series, it’s tough to see the Dodgers needing Price unless there were to be extra innings or the bullpen gets overworked for some reason.
The last time Price pitched in the postseason was back in 2018, and Dodgers fans remember that far too well. In three games against LA in the World Series, Price posted a 1.98 ERA. He started Game 5, going seven innings while allowing one run as the Red Sox won the World Series.
He’s an additional left-handed option should the Dodgers need him. Price showed flashes during the regular season, but over his final 14 games he posted a 4.85 ERA.
Justin Bruihl injury update
In case you’re wondering why Kenley Jansen pitched the ninth inning yesterday, it looks like we have our reason. Roberts said that left-handed pitcher Justin Bruihl felt something in his arm while warming up and was unable to go.
The Dodgers are going to bring an extra arm to Atlanta in the case Bruihl is unable to pitch. Roberts said they have a few options but wouldn’t say who could replace him.