Seeking to reinforce a rotation that was badly treated due to injuries, the Dodgers they went hunting in the past change deadline and acquired two pitchers who throughout their careers in MLB have successfully worked with a openers role.
On the one hand, they obtained in a mega-trade with the Nationals to Max scherzer, in a package that included Trea Turner. Before making Mad Max’s arrival in Los Angeles official, the Dodgers had already praised the former Royals pitcher, Danny duffy.
Despite the fact that the left-hander has not been able to make his debut with the Los Angeles team after being out of action since mid-July due to a left flexor strain, manager Dave Roberts is confident that Duffy will join his pitching staff by September at the latest. , right in the final stretch of the campaign.
“It feels good. I love having him around. It has been good for him to see our culture, to his teammates, so once he gets active, he will feel much more comfortable. “Roberts said in an interview with the press recently.
Even with the sensitive absences that the Dodgers have suffered this season, such as Clayton Kershaw and Julio Urías, both due to injury; In addition to Trevor Bauer’s administrative leave, the team has not decreased its performance and continues to fight for first place in the West of the National with the Giants, who have not allowed themselves to be reached despite a streak of nine victories in a row that the Blue and Whites managed even before falling last Sunday against the Mets.