Watch: Kenley Jansen pitches a simulated inning at Dodger Stadium.

The Dodgers staged simulated games Tuesday and Wednesday as part of their pre-series workouts for the NLDS against the New York Mets. Game 1 is Friday at Dodger Stadium.

On Tuesday, Brett Anderson, Joel Peralta, Juan Nicasio and Carlos Frias faced a group of batters. Wednesday was a bullpen game: Kenley Jansen, J.P. Howell, Chris Hatcher, Luis Avilan, Pedro Baez and Yimi Garcia all threw simulated innings. Yasiel Puig, Andre Ethier, Jimmy Rollins, Howie Kendrick and Adrian Gonzalez were among the batters.

The sim game ended when Gonzalez hit a home run off Garcia

Here is the (edited for time) video of Jansen’s inning:

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Links to pregame Dodgers video interviews

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly was put through the wringer on a multitude of subjects, including Yasiel Puig’s return, Scott Van Slyke’s injury, Jose Peraza’s injury, Zack Greinke’s ERA title chase and Clayton Kershaw’s quest for 300 strikeouts.

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Yasiel Puig might play for the Dodgers this weekend.

The Dodgers might get Yasiel Puig back this weekend, though manager Don Mattingly wouldn’t say in what capacity.

The suddenly, stunningly logical conclusion is that he will be in uniform and able to play at some point against the San Diego Padres. Puig hasn’t played since he strained his right hamstring on Aug. 27, but has been running at 100 percent this week and playing in instructional league games in Glendale, Arizona.

“He’s been able to run the last two days,” Mattingly said. “Played the field two days in a row.”

Friday, Mattingly said that Puig walked, singled, played a ground ball in right field and threw it back to the infield. Most significantly, Puig tried to steal a base three times. The first two times, the batter fouled off the pitch. On his third attempt, Puig was successful.

Asked if there are any steps remaining in Puig’s rehab, Mattingly said “it doesn’t seem like it.”

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Game 159: Brett Anderson states his case, gets his money.

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Howie Kendrick slides in safely under the tag of Giants catcher Trevor Brown in the third inning of the Dodgers’ 3-2 win Thursday. (Getty Images)

SAN FRANCISCO — Brett Anderson collected two more bonus checks Thursday, made a strong final case to start Game 3 of the National League Division Series, and drew the Dodgers one game closer to home-field advantage to begin the series by beating the Giants. The box score is here.

For Mets manager Terry Collins, the Dodger ties run deep, writes columnist Mark Whicker.

In today’s notebook: Yasiel Puig‘s recovery, the television show filming that interrupted Anderson’s warmups, and how the Giants’ two retiring pitchers helped a pair of Dodgers.

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Yasiel Puig’s ‘miraculous’ recovery breathes new hope into playoff availability.

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Yasiel Puig is examined by Dodgers medical director Stan Conte after Puig strained his right hamstring in August. (Associated Press photo)


SAN FRANCISCO — Yasiel Puig is running at full speed at the Dodgers’ instructional league facility, a “miraculous” development in the outfielder’s previously plodding progress from a hamstring strain.

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