Additionally, he has an incredibly talented arm like black trains in the final stages of his recovery.
“Blake Trainen played just one scoreless innings with OKC. Delivered a hit after a two-out error from Edwin Rios, but ended it with a strike. Sat 93-96 mph on his sinker,” the athletic K Fabian Ardaya tweeted.
Blake Trainen played just one goalless innings with OKC. Delivered a hit after a two-out error from Edwin Rios, but ended it with a strike. Saturn at its sinker at 93-96 mph.
— Fabian Ardaya (@FabianArdaya) 17 August 2022
For context, the Dodgers plays in the Triple-A affiliate OKC.
The Dodgers will likely ask Trennan to pitch a few more innings at Triple-A before rejoining their bullpen around next weekend.
The Dodgers are about to welcome a really top reliever
He’s out since April 14, but as long as his velocity keeps creeping up to his normal 98-99 mph range, the Dodgers will have a formidable, seasoned hand for the postseason.
Trainen has some closing experience when he was with the Oakland Athletics, and could very well win in the ninth inning if Kimbrel keeps fighting.
Kimbrel has a disappointing 4.57 ERA for the season, with an equally poor 1.55 WHIP.
The Dodgers can put together a super-boolpen playoff time, and Trennan is projected to be a part of it.
Kimbrel’s position isn’t as stable: If he keeps struggling to get out, he could find himself not only close, but completely off the roster.
Such is life as a member of the best team in baseball: The internal competition is as strong as the game against other teams.
There are very few relievers that have proven to be better and more effective than a healthy train.