Marlins Dee Gordon takes Dodgers Justin Turner out at second, but his throw to first was too late for the double play, during the eighth inning at Dodger Stadium on Thursday. Minutes later, Gordon accepted an 80-game suspension for violating baseball’s performance enhancing drug policy. (David Crane/Staff photographer)
How’s this for a strange night at the ballpark: Former Dodger Dee Gordon delivered the game-winning hit Thursday, ensuring a four-game sweep by the Miami Marlins, then was suspended 80 games for performance enhancing drug use minutes after the game.
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Left-hander Justin Nicolino will be recalled from Triple-A to start Wednesday’s game for the Miami Marlins opposite Dodgers left-hander Scott Kazmir.
Nicolino, 24, made four starts at Triple-A this year. This will be his 2016 debut. In 12 games last year Nicolino went 5-4 with a 4.01 earned-run average, including a June 26 start at Dodger Stadium in which Nicolino allowed five runs in four innings.
DENVER — The Dodgers are flying home tonight and Don Mattingly will be waiting for them. The Miami Marlins visit Dodger Stadium for a four-game series beginning Monday, Mattingly’s only visit to Los Angeles this year with his new club.
Former Dodgers third base coach Lorenzo Bundy will return to Miami, where he was the bench coach in 1998. (David Crane/Staff photographer)
Two members of Don Mattingly‘s coaching staff in Los Angeles will join him in Miami. Tim Wallach was named the Marlins’ bench coach, and Lorenzo Bundy was named the Marlins’ outfield coach on Friday.
Bundy was the Dodgers’ third base coach from the beginning of the 2013 season until August of this year, when Ron Roenicke took over and Bundy was shifted to outfield coordinator duties. After the season Bundy, 56, managed Navojoa of the Mexican League until he was fired in November. He was the Marlins’ bench coach in 1998, a team that was notable for briefly employing Mike Piazza and becoming the first defending World Series champion to finish last in its division.
Wallach, 58, was the Dodgers’ third base coach from 2011-13 and Mattingly’s bench coach the last two seasons. He interviewed for the manager’s job that ultimately went to Dave Roberts.
Mattingly had mentioned at his introductory press conference in Miami last month that he expected Wallach to join him.
He did not mention Barry Bonds, who will steal the headlines nationally for being named the Marlins’ hitting coach.
"Don Mattingly is the one who sealed the deal," Bonds said. "I wanted to make sure it was something Donnie wanted." #Marlins