The Dodgers Miss Hudson

Saturday, June 25, 2022
Copyrighted by Sarah Morris, 2022

Daniel Hudson’s absence was felt in the Los Angeles Dodger 4-to-3 loss against the Atlanta Braves on a pleasant Saturday evening at Truist Park.

A couple of hours before the nationally televised game began, the Dodgers received confirmation that Hudson has a torn ACL and is done for the 2022 season. During the 2022 season, the Dodgers have lost three high-leverage relievers. At the beginning of the season, the Dodgers thought Blake Treinen would be their high-leverage reliever, the same role that he had with the Dodgers during the 2021 season, but he has been out since April. His right shoulder inflammation has been slow to respond to therapy. The Dodgers hope Treinen can return after the All-Star break.

The Dodgers signed Tommy Kahnle a couple of months after he underwent Tommy John surgery. His recovery has been complicated, faced many setbacks. When healthy, Kahnle is filthy. Now, he has a right elbow bone bruise, and no one knows when he can return.

Now, Daniel Hudson is done.

Saturday, after Andrew Heaney with left shoulder inflammation went on the IL on Friday, the Dodgers were forced to start Mitch White on Saturday. White pitched four innings and allowed three runs on Dansby Swanson’s two-run homer and Austin Riley’s double.

Alex Vesia, David Price, and Evan Phillips pitched well in relief.

The Dodgers struggled against Max Fried, but they broke through in the seventh when Cody had an RBI single and Austin Barnes had a two-run single. In the eighth inning, Will Smith homered.

Manager Dave Roberts was forced to go to Brusdar Graterol. At 23, Graterol throws incredibly hard, but his pitches do not move much. He allowed a solo home run to slumping Marcell Ozuna.

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