Taylor Scratched for Wrist Soreness After Productive Week – Weekly Recap: May 10-May16
Taylor only played in four games over the week but had a much better week at the plate then in previous ones. He cut his strikeouts down and drew a walk in three straight games. With Seager’s broken hand, Taylor’s bat becomes even more valuable to this team than it was before. Unfortunately, Taylor was scratched for wrist soreness after a particularly productive week.
Chris Taylor vs. Seattle Mariners
May 11 – Three Hit Game With a Triple
Taylor had a great night at the plate against the Mariners in the first game of the series. He tripled in his second AB of the game but was stranded. In the 7th inning, he led off the inning with a base hit and came around to score on Seager’s single. Dodgers now only trailed by one run. With two outs and nobody on base, Taylor singled in the 8th inning and had his first three-hit game of the season. He stole second base to get into scoring position, but Lux drove him home with his go-ahead home run giving the Dodgers a 6-4 win.
May 12 – Walk and A Sac Fly
Taylor didn’t do much at the plate in this one, but the rest of the offense was hot, so it didn’t matter much. CT3 only reached base once, and that came in the 5th inning when he drew a walk. He came around to score on Lux’s base hit, putting the Dodgers up 6-1. He got one more AB in the 7th and flew out, but it was enough for Muncy to tag up and take third.
May 13 – Team Off Day
Chris Taylor vs. Miami Marlins
May 14 – Taylor Gets Things Moving
Taylor helped get the scoring started in the first game against the Marlins when he worked a full count walk. He scored on Pollock’s base hit and gave the Dodgers a 1-0 lead. Taylor reached again in the 7th inning when a swinging bunt allowed the Dodgers to load the bases with nobody out. He was left stranded in this one, but it wouldn’t matter as the Dodgers went onto win 9-6.
May 15 – Productive At Bats
Taylor drove home the first run of the game with a bases-loaded walk in the fourth inning. He grounded out his next time up to the plate, but it did bring Sheldon Neuse home, giving the Dodgers a 4-0 lead. Taylor led off the 8th inning with a bloop single to right field and scored three batters later on a DJ Peters bases-loaded single. Dodgers took a 6-0 lead in the inning and went onto win the game 7-0.
May 16 – Taylor Scratched for Wrist Soreness
20 minutes before the first pitch, Taylor was scratched due to right wrist soreness. Roberts said the team would wait to see how he felt before Monday’s game. Gavin Lux dealt with this injury last month and was on the 10-day IL.
The main takeaway from this week is that Taylor comes back healthy, and the right wrist soreness isn’t anything that lands him on the IL. Right about now, the Dodgers can’t afford another hit like that. Taylor has been incredibly consistent at the plate and one of the Dodgers’ best hitters over these last few weeks. Let’s all hope this goes according to plan, and Taylor only has to miss a couple of games waiting for his wrist to heal up.
R: 5 (32)
Hits: 5 (34)
RBI: 2 (16)
AB: 13 (118)
BB: 3 (23)
2B: 0 (5)
3B: 1 (3)
HR: 0 (4)
SB: 1 (5)
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