Carl Crawford was a late lineup scratch from the Dodgers’ game against the Colorado Rockies with back stiffness.
“I think it’s minor,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. “Carl’s a guy we’ve got to pay attention to as far as how much work he does. He struggled on that road trip and was hitting and hitting and hitting and we got to kind of monitor him and make sure he doesn’t hit too much. We think it comes a little bit from just doing what Carl does. And from what players do in general is when they’re not doing what they want, they keep working. It’s a characteristic that we like but we got to make sure it doesn’t go too far.”
Skip Schumaker will lead off and play left field in Crawford’s place.
Yasiel Puig, who is nursing a hip injury, went through extensive pregame stretching but was back in the lineup in right field, batting second.
“Right now it’s a little tight or whatever,” Mattingly said. “So if it loosens up he plays. If it doesn’t, then he won’t.”