SAN FRANCISCO — A Congressman from New York and a Congressman from Los Angeles have made a friendly wager on the Dodgers-Mets National League Division Series.
Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) wagered gourmet popcorn from Pauline’s Premier Sweets in Burbank, befitting his district. Israel, who is a Mets fan representing areas surrounding Citi Field, wagered “New York bagels, flown in fresh.”
Additionally, the loser will wear the tie of the winner’s team and deliver a one minute speech on the House floor extolling the virtues of the team moving on to the next playoff round.
Here’s more from a press release today:
Yasiel Puig is examined by Dodgers medical director Stan Conte after Puig strained his right hamstring in August. (Associated Press photo)
SAN FRANCISCO — Yasiel Puig
is running at full speed at the Dodgers’ instructional league facility, a “miraculous” development in the outfielder’s previously plodding progress from a hamstring strain.
Starter Mike Bolsinger was removed in the fourth inning of the Dodgers’ 5-0 loss to the San Francisco Giants. (Josie Lepe/Bay Area News Group)
SAN FRANCISCO — A playoff-clinching hangover was in full effect Wednesday. The Dodgers might have gained some clarity for their NLDS bullpen, but did little else in a 5-0 loss to the Giants.
The box score is here
Clayton Kershaw needs six strikeouts Sunday to become the first pitcher in 13 years to strike out 300 in a single season, but he’s voluntarily limiting his own chances of reaching the milestone.
Yasiel Puig faced live pitching in an instructional league game setting again Wednesday, but continues to refrain from running bases or playing the field.
The outfielder has made minimal progress in his recovery from a hamstring strain this month and isn’t expected to be ready for the National League Division Series. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said that there is no plan for Puig to rejoin the Dodgers when they return home Friday for the final series of the regular season.
SAN FRANCISCO — Adrian Gonzalez‘s bad back, Howie Kendrick‘s strained hamstring, and Justin Turner‘s sore left knee will keep three of the Dodgers’ starting infielders out of the lineup Wednesday, one day after they clinched the National League West title.
Otherwise, the lineup has a fairly normal look. That should be the case for the final five games of the season, manager Don Mattingly said:
The Dodgers’ full lineup against Giants right-hander Mike Leake: