Game 17: Zach Lee is coming, Yimi Garcia is hurt, Yasiel Puig is ridiculous and the Dodgers lose.

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Yasiel Puig catches D.J. LeMahieu’s sacrifice fly just outside the foul chalk line in the seventh inning of the Dodgers’ 7-5 loss to the Colorado Rockies on Friday. (Getty Images)

DENVER — What do you take from tonight?

That the Dodgers lost, that Yasiel Puig made one ridiculous throw but couldn’t make two, that Yimi Garcia was hurt, that Scott Kazmir was hurt? I covered all of this in my game story tonight; the box score is here.

The injuries are hard to dismiss. Zach Lee was scratched from his scheduled start Saturday for Triple-A Oklahoma City and will fly from Iowa to Denver.

Yasmani Grandal entered the weekend on a hot streak that somewhat ironically might be stalled at Coors Field.

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2016 Yasiel Puig: By the numbers.

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Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig has been one of the best baserunners in MLB two and a half weeks into the new season. (Staff photo)

ATLANTA — Zachary D. Rymer of Bleacher Report broke down the early trends of Yasiel Puig‘s torrid start today. Less than three weeks into the season, Puig owns a .347/.429/.510 slash line and one of the highest WARs in MLB.

But it’s his improved baserunning, surprising plate discipline, and frequent line drives that deserve a closer look under the microscope. You can read that story here.

In case you missed it Monday, our Bill Plunkett chronicled Puig’s off-the-field changes.

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