"We have to expect (the Dodgers) to come back to earth", says Covers Expert Ted Sevransky. But the 31-year-old Garcia has not missed a start for the Braves this season, and has nine quality starts among his 17 appearances, including last Sunday's one run allowed over seven innings in a victory against Arizona.
"He's a spark", Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. It could theoretically be as little as 10 days, or it could be the remainder of the season, and until we know which, that prospect ought to terrify anyone with an interest in seeing the Dodgers make a deep run into October.
The timing of the injury is a bit of a good news/bad news proposition for the Dodgers. The Dodgers managed to keep things somewhat interesting with a two-run home run by Yasmani Grandal in the sixth, but they ultimately fell, 6-3.
After the homer, Jansen got Johan Camargo to fly out to center field to end the inning. "Just to bounce back tonight was a really good team win by everybody".
"Obviously, what he means to our ballclub, how he's been throwing, and his history - yeah, there's some pause", Roberts added.
"Really good job", Braves manager Brian Snitker said.
"You never feel comfortable against these guys", Snitker said.
Kershaw entered his Sunday start primed for his fourth Cy Young Award, leading the majors in wins (15) and ERA (2.07) and tied with Max Scherzer for the National League lead in innings pitched (139 1/3). This has been very interesting, with several twists and turns.
In comparison, the Dodgers have a +1.85 run differential and have scored 169 more runs so far (on pace for +282).
Wil Myers has had his way with the San Francisco Giants, and so has San Diego.
He may have been injured during a second-inning pitch to Braves catcher Tyler Flowers. The Braves closed the first half with a three game series sweep of the D-backs but seems to be struggling in the second half. "We understand it's not as bad as it was last year". "Hit the glove, ball flies out, just baseball".
Nobody calls those record-breaking Mariners one of the greatest baseball teams because they lost even though you could argue that they should be.
It was a weird night all around. "Nobody's perfect, I just want to give my best effort".
After back-to-back blowout losses to the Braves on Thursday and Friday, Rich Hill righted the ship for the Boys in Blue with just over six strong innings. Freddie Freeman started the inning with a home run.