Turner on 15-day DL after hamstring injury

Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday after leaving Saturday’s game against St. Louis with a left hamstring injury.
Turner sustained the injury while legging out a second-inning double in a game the Dodgers eventually won 9-1.
“We’re just hopeful it’s not one of those two- or three-month (injuries),” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said before Sunday’s game. “He came in actually decent today, not one of those where he can’t walk at all. We’re just hopeful it’s just a regular (hamstring injury).”
Dodgers shortstop hanley Ramirez was held out of Sunday’s game with tightness in his left calf, also sustained during the second inning Saturday. Mattingly said his status is day-to-day.

Ramirez leaves game with thumb injury

Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez left Saturday’s game with Colorado after the third inning with a bruised right thumb.
Ramirez brought in the Dodgers’ first run of the game with a ground ball to shortstop, scoring Dee Gordon, but didn’t come out for the next inning. Justin Turner moved from third to shortstop, and Juan Uribe replaced Turner at third.
X-rays of Ramirez’s thumb were negative, and he’s listed as day-to-day.

Dodgers suffering from hero complex in extra innings

The Dodgers fell to 1-5 in extra-inning games with Friday’s 5-4, 11-inning loss to Colorado. Manager Don Mattingly said part of the problem is players trying to end the game with one swing of the bat instead of stringing hits together.
“In my mind, and this may not be true, but in my mind I think we have enough guys that all want to win,” he said, “but they’re not willing to take a pitch, move the runner, you know.
“They all want to (win the game),” he continued, “and that’s not a bad thing, it’s just the (kind) of guys we have. Everybody thinks they’re gonna win (the game), you know. ‘I wanna win this thing,’ instead of putting three singles together, moving the runner over, something like that.”
Mattingly feels the problem may lie in a lineup that features several players who have been “the guy” on other teams and are used to coming through in clutch situations.
“You still have to do the small things,” Mattingly said. “I want them all coming to the park thinking ‘I’m gonna get that big hit.’ I think that speaks to the quality of our guys, and they’ve been the guy that’s carried their club. We have a lot of guys who have been that guy on their club in the past. There’s really no one ‘the guy’ here. We’ve got a lot of good players.”