PHOENIX — Ronald Torreyes became the 55th different player to appear in a game for the Dodgers this season Sunday, the same day he was summoned from Triple-A Oklahoma City to add depth to an ailing infield.
The 55 different players extended a team record.
“Torreyes can play all over the infield,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. “With Jimmy (Rollins) and Alex (Guerrero) the other day, we got a little nervous about our infield depth.”
Torreyes took over at second base for Jose Peraza in the fifth inning of the Dodgers’ game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Peraza went 0-for-2 and made three plays in the field (he was on the turning end of a double play). The team hasn’t provided a reason yet why Peraza left the game, though he had some tightness in his hamstring recently.
Torreyes, 23, was acquired from the Toronto Blue Jays for cash in June. He is listed generously at 5-foot-10 and hails from Barinas, Venezuela.
In 13 games at Triple-A Oklahoma City, Torreyes had a .306 batting average, .340 on-base percentage and a .388 slugging percentage. He also played 62 games at Double-A Tulsa after the trade.
PHOENIX — It took nine runs, seven pitchers, and the first home run of Corey Seager’s career, but the Dodgers ended their two-game losing streak on Saturday. The box score is here.
Speaking of Seager, Don Mattingly says the rookie will lose his starting job once Jimmy Rollins is healthy.
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:
Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis checks on home plate umpire Jim Wolf after Wolf was struck in the mask by a foul ball in the second inning. Wolf eventually left the game. (Getty Images)
PHOENIX — The Dodgers lost 12-4 to the Arizona Diamondbacks, and Alex Guerrero left the game with a strained left calf.
The box score is here.
Minor league field coordinator Clayton McCullough is with the Dodgers this weekend. He reflected on seeing Corey Seager and Jose Peraza play together for the first at shortstop and second base with Triple-A Oklahoma City in August.
Howie Kendrick celebrates his game-winning single that helped the Dodgers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-6 on Wednesday at Dodger Statium. Los Angeles, CA 6/10/2015 (John McCoy/Staff photographer)
Let’s face it, a lot of things went wrong for the Dodgers today in some unexpected ways. Brett Anderson
couldn’t pitch more than five innings. Kenley Jansen
— 21 for 21 in save opportunities against the Diamondbacks before today — blew a save. This:
Unless you’re a masochist, or unless these things become trends, you’re more likely to remember Howie Kendrick driving in Yasiel Puig in the bottom of the ninth inning to win the game. You might even remember the Rally Banana. After clicking through John McCoy’s photo gallery, you might remember John McCoy’s photo gallery.
The box score is here.
Click on the Rally Banana hyperlink (it’s a good story, promise) for a brief recap of Day 3 of the amateur draft.