Scott Van Slyke, still recovering from flu, is the Dodgers’ designated hitter in Oakland.

OAKLAND — Carl Crawfored is playing left field, and Scott Van Slyke is the Dodgers’ designated hitter, because Van Slyke is still recovering from a bout with the flu over the weekend.

“With Scotty, him being sick last week, extra innings last night, early game today, it was pretty easy to go Scotty DHing today,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. “Scotty’s a really good defender, one of our better outfield defenders … but today it’s a matter of him being a little bit down the last few days. I could see him here last night looking like he was beat.”

Van Slyke is over the flu, Mattingly said.

“It’s just how you would feel if you had the flu for 2 or 3 days, coming back,” he said. “You feel a little winded.”

Game 100: No more streak for Zack Greinke, no more Juan Uribe nightmares for Dodgers.

NEW YORK — Zack Greinke had more to say about Juan Uribe than his scoreless-innings streak Sunday — odd, considering how Uribe ended the Dodgers’ 3-2 loss to the Mets and Greinke’s streak ended at 45 ⅔ innings. The box score is here.

Scott Van Slyke suffered maybe the most unusual injury of the season on Saturday.

Dodgers outfielder Scott Van Slyke injures his neck riding a taxi in New York City.

Scott Van Slyke

Dodgers outfielder Scott Van Slyke might want to try Uber or the subway system the next time he’s in New York City. (Getty Images)

NEW YORK — Scott Van Slyke hurt his neck Saturday during a cab ride in New York City and was unavailable to the Dodgers for their game against the Mets.
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