SAN DIEGO — Dodgers manager Don Mattingly updated the status of several injured players Saturday.
SAN DIEGO — The 2015 Dodgers are an interesting baseball team.
Clayton Kershaw struck out 11 batters in 6 ⅔ innings tonight. He got hit by a line drive. He gave up a home run to Clint Barmes, of all people. He threw more pitches than he’s thrown all season. This was a minor subplot.
(Watch Kershaw’s postgame interviews here.)
Alex Guerrero had one plate appearance. He fell behind 0-2, took a pitch in the dirt, then did something he’s done often enough this year to make you forget he’s a rookie, dumping a pinch-hit single into center field to win the game. Again: not the most compelling aspect of the Dodgers’ 4-3 win.
This is a team capable of making the extraordinary look completely ordinary, then turn around and look so fallibly human, like when Justin Turner and Yimi Garcia collided in the infield, A.J. Ellis ran the bases, and Adrian Gonzalez lost his cool:
— Brady Phelps (@LobShots) June 13, 2015
ST. LOUIS — Well, that was frustrating.
Read who got ejected from today’s loss to the Cardinals in my game story.
Paco Rodriguez ‘fessed up Sunday: He knew his velocity was down, the team was concerned, and he’s flying back to Los Angeles to meet with Dr. Neal ElAttrache tomorrow. Deep breath. It isn’t Tommy John surgery — yet — but it isn’t as optimistic as Rodriguez made it sound Saturday, either.
Sunday’s box score is here.
The Giants lost, so the Dodgers remain a half-game up in the National League West standings.