The most impressive performance at Dodger Stadium today — and I can’t always write this — came from the spectators, announced at 50,182. Despite the fact that the Dodgers haven’t scored more than two runs in a game all week, they stuck around to the bitter end of an 11-3 loss. Carlos Frias, who was shelled for eight runs in the first two innings alone, has done this before.
The photo gallery is here. The box score is here.
Yasmani Grandal’s injury and a hot bat weren’t the only reasons Austin Barnes was called up to the majors.
True story: It was cloudy, breezy and growing unusually cold as the Dodgers filed onto the field for their usual pregame stretch today. The skies were gray. I asked Brett Anderson if he thought it was going to rain. “No,” he said. “I’m not pitching today.” (Outside joke.)
It didn’t rain Friday, but a couple droughts ended in the Dodgers’ 2-1 win over the San Diego Padres.
The game story is here. The box score is here. The photo gallery is here.
Yasiel Puig will have plenty of time to rest now that he is on the 15-day disabled list. (Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO — The Dodgers finally bit the bullet on Yasiel Puig
Sunday, placing the star outfielder on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring. Puig was able to grab a bat and head to the batting cage prior to today’s game against the San Diego Padres, but manager Don Mattingly
was tired of playing short-handed, waiting for Puig’s hamstring to come back to 100 percent.
“He’ll probably be able to play in five days but we’re in the same situation,” Mattingly said. “At this point, let’s get the thing right, make sure we have him for the long run.”
Puig’s situation was easily the most straightforward one on a busy day for Dodgers transactions.