The Dodgers dropped the middle game of their three game series with the Dbacks on Saturday night by a 4-2 score. The bats went cold against rookie Braden Shipley and Scott Kazmir allowed several runs early in the game. The loss dropped them back to 2 games behind the Giants after they won their game against the Nationals in San Francisco.
Today the Dodgers will finish the home stand and the series with the Snakes as left hander Patrick Corbin will take on Bud Norris in the series finale. Of course with a left hander on the mound and a Sunday afternoon game probably means the all-righty lineup again. Joy.
The Dodgers activated Kike Hernandez from the disabled list and optioned catcher Austin Barnes back to Oklahoma City to clear roster space. Kike had been on the DL with rib cage inflammation. He’s had a terrible season and I wonder if the injury is the cause of his poor hitting.
Yasiel Puig is expected to be back in the starting lineup this afternoon but I wonder if this could possibly be the last time we see Puig as a Dodger. The trade deadline ends Monday afternoon at 1PM PST. So far the Dodgers have not done anything but there have been a lot of rumors that Puig could be dealt before Monday’s deadline.
Dodgers Lineup vs. Arizona
Van Slyke 1B
Patrick Corbin-4-9 vs. Bud Norris-3-2
Game time – 1:10 PM – TV-SNLA