Justin Turner hit a foul ball off his left knee Monday. (Associated Press photo)
Justin Turner is not in the Dodgers’ lineup Tuesday against the Arizona Diamondbacks, one day after the infielder fouled a ball off his left knee.
Turner did not take part in pregame warmups with the rest of the team and was not at his locker during pregame media availability.
Manager Don Mattingly said that Turner’s knee is still “stiff,” but he could be available to come off the bench by game time (7:10 p.m.).
Switch hitter Alberto Callaspo is playing third base and batting eighth today. Turner likely would have been in the lineup against left-hander Robbie Ray; only one left-handed hitter (Adrian Gonzalez) is starting for the Dodgers.
Yasmani Grandal is greeted with a Powerade bucket by teammate Justin Turner after hitting a walk-off home run in the 13th inning against the Diamondbacks at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Sunday. (Keith Durflinger/Staff photographer)
The Dodgers’ intention for the 2015 season is clear: Make sure every member of the team has been doused with a bucket of liquid by the end of the season.
They’re off to a good start: Their three walk-off wins have been authored by three different players this season. After Yasmani Grandal delivered the game-winning home run Sunday, Brett Anderson’s best start of the season was easy to overlook.
The Dodgers’ bullpen dominated again. After the game, another player was designated for assignment.
The box score is here. The photo gallery is here.
Andre Ethier (left) and Joc Pederson (right) hit home runs in the Dodgers’ 8-0 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday. (Hans Gutknecht/Staff photographer)
If I told you a couple years ago that Joc Pederson, Rubby De La Rosa and Carlos Frias would be in the starting lineup May 1, 2015 at Dodger Stadium, you probably wouldn’t have been surprised. You might have guessed that Pederson would be batting leadoff, belting tape-measure grand slams, establishing himself as one of the most consistent presences in the Dodger lineup (even if his place in the batting order wasn’t always the same).