• thescrounger

    Might we assume that Puig is yet a bit short of immortality?

    • foul tip

      Based on his dugout horseplay antics like play-mugging Uribe and feeding him bananas during his “King Kong” 3-HR game, Puig might have earned “Clown Prince” status. ;-])

      • http://www.linkmeister.com/wordpress/ Linkmeister

        Yeah, but he’s a little more talented than Max Patkin.

  • ASW1

    Despite losing 3 of 4 to the Gnats – so they showed they could beat the Dodgers’ B-team, who cares? – Dodgers still in a great position, having only to split against the Dirty Snakes to wrap up the division. 13 games to go over the next two weeks is plenty of time to rest all the aches and pains of Hanley and the starting outfield. Paco needs a few days off, which should not be a problem with all the call-ups in the ‘pen.

    Having home field advantage or not continues not to concern me in the least. It is of much more importance to get all the regulars healthy – and if the B team can somehow pull through and win enough to secure HFA, than great – would be a good bonus, but nowhere near crucial to a successful postseason run.

    • RBI

      Thanks for the positive Monday morning perspective.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Dodgers lineup:
    Punto SS
    Ellis 2B
    Gonzalez 1B
    Puig RF
    Ellis C
    Schumaker CF
    Uribe 3B
    Buss LF
    Ryu P

    • RBI

      Better than Sunday’s line-up, but still nowhere near the force we can be when everyone’s healthy. Let’s hope it’s enough!

  • ASW1

    Chicago sportswriter touting the contributions of Juan Uribe and yearning for the White Sox to sign him this winter :

    http://www.csnchicago.com/white-sox-talk/why-white-sox-need-juan-uribe-yes-juan-uribe?p=ya5nbcs&ocid=yahoo

  • TAFKA_Gagne55

    Is Van Slyke in the doghouse? It seems like with all the injuries, he should be a guy getting more PT.

    • btimmer

      Mattingly said today that he’s hurt.

      • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

        I missed that. That means the top five OF are hurt, depending on your thoughts of Schumaker. That’s amazing.

        • btimmer

          A rib injury of some kind.

          • dalegribel

            Sore ribs area is what I read. Mattingly said he’d be available to pinch hit if necessary.

  • Spence

    Whats the reason that Buss is getting playing time and Joc Pederson never got called up to play?

  • btimmer

    Andrew Cashner is very interesting through 5 innings against the Bucs.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    interesting game in Pittsburgh…Padres with all kinds of chances but can’t score to take advantage

    • ASW1

      For those who get it, MLB Network going to show the top of the 7th (and subsequent half-innings if still interesting I’m sure) in Pitt…

      • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

        I was looking for the pirate feed but forgot I had to watch the local guys

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    That was close

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    1-0 pods…still very interesting in the top of the 7th

  • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

    NPUT