Dodgers bench Yasiel Puig for Tuesday night’s game in Miami.

Yasiel  Puig

Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig is hitless in his last two games. (Getty Images)

Embattled rookie Yasiel Puig wasn’t listed in the starting lineup for the Dodgers’ game Tuesday night against the Miami Marlins.

Don Mattingly didn’t exactly rule out the move (it sounded here like he was kidding) after Puig went 0 for 5 with two strikeouts Monday and appeared flustered by John Hirschbeck’s strike zone, arguing with the umpire from the Dodgers’ dugout in the fifth inning. Sunday, Puig failed to hit his cutoff man on a throw from right field and was picked off first base. In between, he was spotted out at a Miami Beach club with teammates Matt Kemp and Carl Crawford.

We can’t rule out the possibility that Puig is injured. However, it’s more likely that Mattingly became convinced that Puig would benefit from a day off in light of his mental miscues.

Skip Schumaker is playing right field and batting seventh. Mark Ellis is batting second. Here’s the full lineup:

Carl Crawford LF
Mark Ellis 2B
Adrian Gonzalez 1B
Hanley Ramirez SS
Andre Ethier CF
Juan Uribe 3B
Skip Schumaker RF
Tim Federowicz C
Chris Capuano P

Here’s how the Marlins will line up against the left-handed Capuano:

Christian Yelich LF
Donovan Solano 2B
Giancarlo Stanton RF
Logan Morrison 1B
Ed Lucas 3B
Justin Ruggiano CF
Adeiny Hechavarria SS
Jeff Mathis C
Jacob Turner P

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.