Juan Uribe is tagged out sliding into third base in the seventh inning of Monday’s game at Dodger Stadium, a 6-3 Dodgers win over the Atlanta Braves. (John McCoy/Staff photographer)
The Dodgers and Atlanta Braves are discussing a trade that would send Juan Uribe to the Atlanta Braves for Alberto Callaspo, according to multiple reports Tuesday morning:
Update (9:45 a.m.): Callaspo apparently rejected the trade:
The Dodgers and Atlanta Braves were tied 2-2 in the eighth inning Monday. Then Andre Ethier, Alex Guerrero and Jimmy Rollins do what the 2015 Dodgers do best — hit home runs — and suddenly it was a new game. Four of the Dodgers’ runs in their 6-3 win came via the longball.
In fact, 95 of their 191 RBIs this season have been collected via home runs — only 35 via solo homers.
Don Mattingly said after the game that “I don’t think that’s the kind of club we’ll necessarily end up being but I don’t mind it.”
Today’s box score is here. The game story is here. The photo gallery is here.
Prior to the game, I asked the man with more wins than any pitcher in a Dodgers uniform about what Clayton Kershaw (2-3) is going through. Kershaw starts against the Braves tomorrow.
Oklahoma City Dodgers prospect Corey Seager hit his first two home runs Monday since being promoted to Triple-A.
Seager, 21, did not have an extra-base hit in his first 21 games since the promotion from Double-A Tulsa. He ended that drought with a solo home run in the first inning against Salt Lake starter Adam Wilk, a left-handed pitcher with experience in parts of three major league seasons. Seager added a two-run home run in the seventh inning.
Including his first two-and-a-half years in the Dodgers’ organization, it was Seager’s seventh multi-homer game.