This is the second blister-related IL placement for Buhler in recent weeks, which he first put on the shelf on 27 August. The right-hander made a quick comeback with five century innings in a win over the Diamondbacks on 2 September, but Buehler gave the D-backs five runs (two earned) in 2 2/3 frames on Tuesday. The Dodgers still managed to win that game, and at 32-12, they look like shoo-ins to hold the top seed of the National League as the playoffs approach.
Given where the Dodgers are in the standings, it makes sense for the team to be cautious with Buehler – an important part of the rotation that has been one of the league’s best in 2020. While Buehler has not revised its 2018-19 form, Clayton Kershaw, Tony gonsolin, In dustin And Julio Uris A formidable group is still formed.
For Kelly, he is back after moving to IL on August 10 with a swelling of the right shoulder. Kelly will not be available to pitch immediately, however, he will have to serve a five-game suspension stemming from a dustup with Astro on July 28.