Dodgers shortstop Jimmy Rollins took batting practice and ground balls at Dodger Stadium Tuesday, though he didn’t throw the ball. Rollins, who’s been battling a tender right index finger the last nine days, said he felt “much better” after taking BP.
The most eye-opening stat I didn’t have room for in anything I wrote today:
All-time lowest ERAs after All-Star Game (min. 70 IP): 0.93 Arrieta (2015*) 0.94 Medlen (2012) 0.97 Clemens (1990) 1.06 Kershaw (2015*)
— Dodger Insider (@DodgerInsider) September 15, 2015
Dodgers infielder Jose Peraza, who re-aggravated his strained left hamstring Sunday in Phoenix, underwent an MRI exam Monday, manager Don Mattingly said. The results of the MRI haven’t been announced yet but the manager acknowledged the injury could end Peraza’s season.
“The doctor’s going to come in tonight and look at him, and let us know where we’re going with that,” Mattingly said.
Here’s what starting pitcher Mike Bolsinger said after the game:
PHOENIX — Corey Seager hit his first career home run in the fifth inning Saturday against the Arizona Diamondbacks. The home run was inherently memorable for one of baseball’s top prospects, but the circumstances immediately before and after only burnished it further as a unique moment.
On the previous pitch to Seager, Diamondbacks left fielder David Peralta had a beat on a foul pop-up headed for the stands. A fan wearing Diamondbacks gear reached over and caught the ball above Peralta’s gloved hand, giving Seager new life.
After hitting the home run, Seager was treated like an invisible man in his own dugout: