A few days ago I posted how Walker Buehler was performing as a relief pitcher and that he has long odds to make the Dodger postseason roster in that role. Tonight he got eight outs in relief, striking out four. He has to be on the Dodger roster before Sept 1st so expect to see him called up before next Friday.
I was wrong about the Sept 1st date, here from the comments is the actual status:
He just has to be in the organization prior to Sept. 1st to be eligible for the post-season roster. Player eligibility is anyone on the 25 man roster as well as anyone on the disabled list; those on the disabled list can be replaced by anyone else that is on the 40 man roster and was in the organization prior to Sept. 1st. So, Buehler only needs to be added to the 40 man, which will happen whenever they call him up, and then he can named to the post-season in place of someone on the DL.
Puig has walked three more times since I mentioned his walk rate in August giving him 18 for the month. That would be good for 3rd best for the Dodgers in August since Puig started playing in 2013.
Chris Taylor picked up three more hits tonight, making it ten times he has had three hits in a game this year, along with three times he has had four hits in a game. It was the second time in the four game series he had three hits. Taylor now has a .404 OBP in August, a .418 OBP since the all-star break, and a ridiculous .653 slug% since the all-star break.
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