DENVER — Justin Turner was held out of the Dodgers’ lineup for a second straight day Sunday with a sore left toe. Colorado Rockies catcher Tony Wolters stepped on the toe in Friday’s game, and Turner has been moving gingerly ever since.
Here’s the update from Dodgers manager Dave Roberts:
Howie Kendrick is starting at third base today against the Rockies.
Dodgers pitcher Kenta Maeda lowered his ERA to 0.36 in the Dodgers’ 4-1 win over the Colorado Rockies on Saturday. (Getty Images)
DENVER — Kenta Maeda has exceeded all expectations for his first season. Saturday, he ascended to a class by himself. The box score is here.
Zach Lee is back with the Dodgers for a change — as a reliever no less — and he reflected on his runner-up finish to Ross Stripling for the fifth starter’s job.
DENVER — The story of this catch really begins on Friday night.
Colorado Rockies catcher Tony Wolters stepped on Justin Turner‘s left foot last night, spiking the Dodgers’ third baseman near his big toe. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts held Turner out of his starting lineup Saturday as a precaution.
That meant that Howie Kendrick shifted from left field to third base, and Kiké Hernandez got the start in left field. Hernandez has significantly more range than Kendrick, which came in handy with Kenta Maeda twirling a no-hitter in the sixth inning.
Coincidentally, it was Wolters who sent this screaming fly ball over Hernandez’s shoulder. Here, then, is an act of karma:
Maeda lost the no-hitter when D.J. LeMahieu singled with one out in the sixth inning.
DENVER — Carl Crawford did not travel with Triple-A Oklahoma City to their road game in Iowa today. Instead, he’s flying back to California for a rehab game Sunday with Single-A Rancho Cucamonga.
Crawford went 0-for-4 in his first game, and 3-for-4 with two doubles and two RBIs in his second. The Dodgers plan to activate him Monday for their series against the Miami Marlins.
Crawford is on the 15-day disabled list with lower back soreness.
Justin Turner tags out out the Colorado Rockies’ Trevor Story on a failed triple attempt in the fifth inning Friday. Yasiel Puig got the assist on the play. (Getty Images)
DENVER — Justin Turner is not in the Dodgers’ lineup Saturday, one day after he was spiked in the foot near his left big toe by Colorado Rockies catcher Tony Wolters.
Turner was hopeful that he would be available off the bench later in the day. Howie Kendrick is replacing him at third base, with Kiké Hernandez filling in for Kendrick in left.
Turner said Wolters spiked him accidentally — and literally punctured his cleat — while stepping to make a throw in the middle of the Dodgers’ 7-5 loss.