Game 43: Carlos Frias does it again.

Carlos Frias
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.

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Yasmani Grandal concussion

Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal is on the 7-day concussion disabled list. (Associated Press photo)

The concussion Yasmani Grandal sustained Friday was the second of his career; the first came in a Double-A game in 2011 and was much worse, he said.

The consequences of sustaining multiple concussions ultimately made going on the disabled list an easy choice for the 26-year-old catcher.
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Yasmani Grandal will go on rehab assignment, expected to miss minimum seven games.

Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal, who was placed on the 7-day concussion disabled list Saturday, is expected to miss only the minimum seven days before he returns, manager Don Mattingly said Sunday.

That would put Grandal on track to return to the Dodgers on Saturday against the Cardinals, the second day of a seven-game trip to St. Louis and Colorado.

Grandal played catch and ran in the outfield at Dodger Stadium prior to Sunday’s game against the San Diego Padres:

“I think he’ll end up playing some games to stay sharp,” Mattingly said. “He’s doing pretty good. He felt 100 percent yesterday. He’ll play two or three games before he comes back, not necessarily catch but play.”

Austin Barnes is up from Triple-A Oklahoma City to take Grandal’s spot on the 25-man roster. He is making his major league debut Sunday against the San Diego Padres.