The Dodgers have 13 relief pitchers after recalling Pedro Baez — one of many who could benefit from a reduced workload.
Bud Norris exited the Dodgers’ 14-3 win early because of a strained lat muscle behind his right shoulder. The box score is here.
Dodgers pitcher Bud Norris faced two batters on Sunday before he was forced to leave his start against the Arizona Diamondbacks with an apparent injury.
Update (4:00 p.m.): Norris left the game with back muscle tightness, a Dodgers spokesperson announced.
Norris was seen reaching for his left side after walking the game’s first batter, Jean Segura. After a quick visit with a trainer and a few warm-up pitches, Norris stayed in to face Michael Bourn and got him to pop out.
That was Norris’ final pitch. After another short meeting with a trainer, Norris was removed from the game. Ross Stripling was summoned from the bullpen to face Paul Goldschmidt. Stripling last pitched Wednesday, throwing three innings out of the bullpen against the Tampa Bay Rays.
The Dodgers have 10 players on the disabled list. Twenty-two different players have spent time on the Dodgers’ DL this season, the most in the major leagues.
The Dodgers did something Saturday that they haven’t done in 24 days: they lost ground in the National League West. They’ll have time to make up their two-game deficit, however, after a 4-2 loss to the Diamondbacks.
The box score is here.
The photo gallery is here.
Yasiel Puig still hasn’t figured out how to hit a fastball this season. Dodgers hitting coach Turner Ward says it’s a process that takes time, but it’s understandable why the Dodgers might run out of patience by the trade deadline.
Puig did not take questions after the game.
Here’s what everyone else was saying:
The Dodgers’ bullpen collapsed in the top of the seventh inning, but the Arizona Diamondbacks were quick to return the favor. The Dodgers won, 9-7, and moved within a game of first place. The photo gallery is here. The box score is here.
Here’s what they were saying after the game: