HOUSTON — Jason Castro’s 10th-inning home run sent the Dodgers to their fifth straight loss. The box score is here.
The Dodgers knew what to do when Carlos Gomez attempted a straight steal of home plate.
Dodgers manager Don Mattingly didn’t follow his usual script for catchers Yasmani Grandal (left) and A.J. Ellis this weekend. (Associated Press photo)
HOUSTON — Yasmani Grandal has caught Zack Greinke‘s last 15 starts, including Saturday, and 23 of 25 overall this season. He probably would’ve caught a 24th had he not missed a week in May because of a concussion.
Dodgers center fielder Kiké Hernandez has a .957 OPS in August. (Associated Press photo)
HOUSTON — One day after Dodgers center fielder Joc Pederson was benched against Scott Kazmir, a left-handed pitcher, he was out of the lineup again with right-hander Lance McCullers starting for the Houston Astros.
Kiké Hernandez has started both games instead, and Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Hernandez is the Dodgers’ primary center fielder for now:
HOUSTON — Zack Greinke allowed three hits, two left the park, and the Dodgers’ seven hits were (perhaps surprisingly) not enough to win one day after they were no-hit by Mike Fiers. The box score is here.
The Dodgers tried downplaying Glossy-Glovegate.
HOUSTON — The above image of Mike Fiers‘ glove, shown on TV during his no-hitter Friday, had people buzzing Saturday. The buzz was coming more from fans than the players who took part in the Dodgers’ 3-0 loss.
“I had no idea during the game,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. “Nobody said anything to us during the game.”