The Dodgers staged simulated games Tuesday and Wednesday as part of their pre-series workouts for the NLDS against the New York Mets. Game 1 is Friday at Dodger Stadium.
, Brett Anderson , Joel Peralta and Juan Nicasio faced a group of batters. Wednesday was a bullpen game: Carlos Frias , Kenley Jansen , J.P. Howell , Chris Hatcher , Luis Avilan and Pedro Baez all threw simulated innings. Yimi Garcia , Yasiel Puig , Andre Ethier , Jimmy Rollins and Howie Kendrick were among the batters. Adrian Gonzalez
The sim game ended when Gonzalez hit a home run off Garcia
Here is the (edited for time) video of Jansen’s inning:
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Corey Seager had two hits in three at-bats Monday in the Dodgers’ 4-1 win over the Colorado Rockies. (Hans Gutknecht/Staff photographer)
was his usual self, and rookies Clayton Kershaw and Scott Schebler showed unusual poise, Corey Seager in the Dodgers’ 4-1 win over the Rockies. The box score is here. The photo gallery is here.
has quietly been Andre Ethier among the Dodgers’ steadiest hitters this season.
The most eye-opening stat I didn’t have room for in anything I wrote today:
Winning pitcher Chris Hatcher hugs Adrian Gonzalez after Gonzalez’s bases-loaded single in the 14th inning lifted the Dodgers to a 5-4 win. (Associated Press photo)
Home runs by
( Adrian Gonzalez watch) and ( Andre Ethier watch) put the Dodgers ahead 4-3 in the sixth inning, but a possible missed balk call sent the game into extras tied 4-4. The Dodgers won 5-4 in the 14th inning on a bases-loaded single by Gonzalez. Winning pitcher called it “probably our biggest win of the season.” Chris Hatcher
The box score is
here. The photo gallery is here.
The Dodgers lead the National League West by 4 ½ games. It’s their biggest lead since July 12 and not far from their season-high of 5 ½ games.
and Zack Greinke are lined up to start their next two. Clayton Kershaw
Kiké Hernandez landed on the 15-day disabled list prior to the game. Afterward he said he was diagnosed with a Grade 1 strain that felt better compared to the previous day. He’s optimistic he can be activated once his time is up on Sept. 15.
Carl Crawford’s first-inning single Thursday was his third hit since he returned from the disabled list July 21. (Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA — Dodgers manager
said he’ll try to play Don Mattingly “at least once a series,” while giving either right fielder Carl Crawford or left fielder Yasiel Puig a day off. Andre Ethier
Andre Ethier hit two home runs Sunday, including the game-winning blast in the bottom of the 10th inning to complete the Dodgers’ 5-3 win over the Angels. (Walt Mancini/Staff photographer)
walked off the Angels, Andre Ethier completing a three-game sweep at Dodger Stadium. The photo gallery is here. The box score is here.
Newly acquired pitcher
is the ultimate journeyman, Jim Johnson playing for his fifth team in 20 months.