Game 151: No magic in the Dodgers’ numbers against San Francisco Giants.

Andrew Toles

Dodgers left fielder Andrew Toles leaps at the wall in failed pursuit of a home run by the Giants’ Eduardo Nunez. (John McCoy/Staff photographer)

The Dodgers had no answer for a technically-outside-the-park home run in a 2-0 loss to the San Francisco Giants. The box score is here. The photo gallery is here.

Kenta Maeda has been quietly consistent for the Dodgers this season, writes Mark Whicker. Maeda starts Wednesday night.

Brandon McCarthy threw a simulated game and could figure into the Dodgers’ plans this year.

Alex Wood won’t be activated tonight after all.

Alex Wood

Alex Wood posted a 3.99 ERA in 10 starts for the Dodgers this season. He hasn’t pitched since May because of an elbow injury. (Associated Press photo)

In recent days, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said pitcher Alex Wood was on track to be activated from the disabled list today. Wood said himself that would be the case just this afternoon.

Then, a few minutes later, when Roberts addressed reporters in the third-base dugout, he dropped a surprise by saying Wood will be activated tomorrow instead.

“We decided to wait another day,” Roberts said. “He’ll be activated tomorrow. We have to make, obviously, a roster move, and we haven’t decided which direction we’re going to go.”

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Report: Dodgers discussed packaging Yasiel Puig, Brandon McCarthy for Ryan Braun. Update.

Yasiel Puig

Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig was claimed on revocable trade waivers by the Milwaukee Brewers in the final days before the Aug. 31 deadline. (Getty Images)

How close were the Dodgers to trading Yasiel Puig in August?

Maybe closer than it seemed at first.

According to a report on MLB.com, the Dodgers and Brewers discussed a trade that would have sent Puig to Milwaukee up until the final minute of the Aug. 31 deadline.

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Brandon McCarthy finishes first minor league rehab game with “ridiculous” stat line.

Brandon McCarthy walked only one batter and didn’t hit anyone in a four-inning rehabilitation start with Single-A Rancho Cucamonga on Monday. He threw 79 pitches, of which 61 were strikes.

That’s the good news.
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The Dodgers’ starting rotation is starting to rotate on a normal-ish basis.

Ross Stripling

Ross Stripling is one of six different pitchers who will start for the Dodgers in a six-game stretch this week. (Associated Press photo)

Ross Stripling and Brock Stewart are scheduled to start the next two games against the Arizona Diamondbacks. That will complete a streak of four straight rookie pitchers (Kenta Maeda today, Jose De Leon yesterday) who will have started a game with the Dodgers nursing a small lead in the National League West standings.

What’s more, the Dodgers are scheduled to use a different starting pitcher in all six games they will play this week.

However, things are about to get normal. (Normal-ish, at least.) After an off-day Thursday, the Dodgers travel to Miami to kick off a 10-game road trip. Here are the probable matchups for that series:

Friday: Clayton KershawJose Fernandez
Saturday: Rich HillTom Koehler
Sunday: Maeda – Jake Esch

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