Corey Seager reached base in his 16th straight start to begin his career, a new Los Angeles Dodgers record. (Hans Gutknecht/Staff photographer)
Brett Anderson‘s fatal flaw was exposed in an 8-4 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks, and Chase Utley played third base for the first time in his major league career.
The box score is here. The photo gallery is here.
After the game, third baseman Justin Turner said that an MRI on his left knee revealed a bone bruise and an inflamed tendon. He won’t have to miss much time.
“It’s pretty much the best case we could’ve had,” Turner said. “There’s not really a whole lot medicine-wise to help speed it up. It’s kind of a good-case, bad-case kind of thing.”
Turner said he will treat the tendon with rest and ice. The bone bruise, he said, “isn’t going anywhere.”
PHOENIX — Zack Greinke put the game out of reach, and Kenley Jansen tested the resiliency of a four-run lead at Chase Field, in the Dodgers’ 4-3 win. The box score is here.
The Dodgers’ platoon system has reached its peak in September.
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: