They had performed better than anyone really dared imagine, including the
“We came out of
Thus far -- playing without injured closer
One of the key relievers had been
Only Wednesday night he left the game against the Miami Marlins in the eighth inning because of what the Dodgers described as a right pectoral injury. Baez summoned catcher
"He felt something up in his peck there," Mattingly said. "He'll get that looked at tomorrow, but the fact he left the game like that, it's not that great."
Mattingly said Baez would likely have an MRI exam on the chest muscle Thursday.
If Baez is headed to the disabled list, that could hasten the return of Jansen by a day. Jansen, recovering from foot surgery, completed what was scheduled to be his final rehab appearance Wednesday for Class-A Rancho Cucamonga. He threw one perfect inning, striking out two.