The Los Angeles Dodgers lost to the San Francisco Giants on Sunday.
They might have lost more than a game, though, as Chris Taylor had to depart yesterday’s game with a “pretty big gash” above his right eye.
Fortunately for them, the issue doesn’t appear to be major.
“Chris Taylor had a pretty big gash above his right eye postgame. Dave Roberts said he doesn’t expect an IL stint right now but he’ll have Tuesday off as well as the off day tomorrow,” Fabian Ardaya, who covers the Dodgers for The Athletic, said via Twitter.
Chris Taylor had a pretty big gash above his right eye postgame. Dave Roberts said he doesn't expect an IL stint right now but he'll have Tuesday off as well as the off day tomorrow.
— Fabian Ardaya (@FabianArdaya) June 12, 2022
Taylor sustained the injury by running full speed into the outfield wall while trying to catch a fly ball.
He had to be removed from the game.
Taylor Is Having The Kind Of Season We Have Grown Accustomed To
The good news is that Taylor didn’t have to be forced to undergo any concussion testing after the game.
As Roberts said, the plan isn’t to place Taylor on the injured list, but he won’t be playing tomorrow’s game with the hope that the two off days (Monday and Tuesday) can do the trick.
Taylor is having a solid, if unspectacular season with Los Angeles.
So far, his OPS is .791, as he is slashing .255/.338/.453 with six home runs and three stolen bases.
That’s a typical Taylor line: mediocre average, good on-base skills, and solid power-speed numbers.
At 33.8 percent, his strikeout rate is a tad high, but he has managed to remain a solid contributor and a good hitter.
Los Angeles is hoping that the two rest days can help Taylor feel better and he is ready to go on Wednesday.