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.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Carl Crawford is en route from Oklahoma City to Atlanta, where the Dodgers begin a three-game series Monday, and will be activated from the disabled list sometime over the next two days. Crawford hasn’t played since April because of a strained oblique muscle.
In eight rehab games at Triple-A Oklahoma City, Crawford had 11 hits in 30 at-bats, including two doubles, a triple and a home run. Crawford had four plate appearances with Single-A Rancho Cucamonga too, giving him 36 total.
Crawford’s return will give the Dodgers a glut of outfielders. Kiké Hernandez, Alex Guerrero and Scott Van Slyke are already backing up starters Andre Ethier, Joc Pederson and Yasiel Puig. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said the corresponding roster move is still being discussed.
CHICAGO — Right fielder Yasiel Puig was scratched from the Dodgers’ lineup for the second consecutive day because of an open callus on the palm of his left hand.
Puig might be available to pinch run or pinch hit; manager Don Mattingly addressed his status this morning:
Alex Guerrero is playing left field, Scott Van Slyke is in right, and Alberto Callaspo was inserted to the lineup as the Dodgers’ third baseman. Here’s the full lineup for the 1 p.m. game against the Cubs:
SAN DIEGO — We should be probably talking about how Zack Greinke is practically invincible tonight. Instead we’re talking about how he is winless in his last seven starts after losing 2-1 to the Padres on Saturday. The box score is here.
Scott Van Slyke went 1 for 4 with a double and a strikeout in his first rehab game with Single-A Rancho Cucamonga. Joel Peralta faced four batters in the game, threw 25 pitches, and allowed one run on a double, a single and a sacrifice fly RBI.