About J.P. Hoornstra

J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the 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.

Yasiel Puig not in Dodgers’ lineup Saturday in San Diego. Update.

Yasiel Puig is not in the Dodgers’ lineup one day after re-aggravating his left hamstring strain against the San Diego Padres. Andre Ethier is batting second and playing right field instead.

Update (4:55 p.m.): Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said that Puig is receiving treatment and his hamstring “didn’t seem that bad.” He would not rule out Puig from playing today, nor would he rule out Puig from going on the disabled list. That’s not especially helpful, but it’s more helpful than Puig — who did not speak to reporters after Friday’s game or before today’s.

Game 15: Death, taxes, and Zack Greinke dominates the San Diego Padres.

Zack Greinke

Zack Greinke did not allow a run in seven innings Friday, lowering his ERA for the season to 1.35. (Associated Press photo)

Zack Greinke was the panacea for all the Dodgers’ ills Friday — their taxed bullpen, their three-game losing streak. Well, almost all the ills. Can he donate a hamstring to Yasiel Puig?

Puig’s re-aggravated injury put a damper on the Dodgers’ win, their first of the week after three straight losses in San Francisco. Manager Don Mattingly sounded relieved that Greinke was able to go seven innings; Pedro Baez and Paco Rodriguez held down the eighth inning with a big assist from Jimmy Rollins. Yimi Garcia threw 12 pitches (nine were strikes) in pitching a 1-2-3 ninth inning for his first career save.

I didn’t write about Alex Guerrero today. That’s because he never left the bench. Juan Uribe had an RBI single and now has a seven-game hitting streak.

I mentioned Sunday’s “TBA” starter at the end of today’s notebook. For what it’s worth, Scott Baker is still listed as the Oklahoma City Dodgers’ starter tomorrow, Carlos Frias Sunday.

Tonight’s box score is here.

Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig re-aggravates left hamstring strain, leaves game.

SAN DIEGO — Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig re-aggravated the strained left hamstring that caused him to miss four games last week running out a ground ball in the sixth inning against the San Diego Padres.

Puig jogged back to the dugout and was replaced in the field by Andre Ethier in the bottom of the sixth inning.

A 96-mph Andrew Cashner fastball hit Puig on the side of his left knee in the first inning Friday, but he remained in the game.

Puig is said to be day-to-day.