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Corey Seager reacts to being safe at second on the game-winning play in the eighth inning Sunday.

Corey Seager reacts to being safe at second on the game-winning play in the eighth inning Sunday.

Dodgers at Rockies, 5:40 p.m.
Chase Utley, 2B
Howie Kendrick, LF
Corey Seager, SS
Adrián González, 1B
Yasmani Grandal, C
Josh Reddick, RF
Joc Pederson, CF
Rob Segedin, 3B
Kenta Maeda, P

By Jon Weisman

A few quick notes before the Dodgers begin their second Colorado-or-bust, three-game road trip.

The Dodgers will play three games in 48 hours (weather permitting) between tonight and Wednesday afternoon, then fly home.

San Francisco is off tonight, so there will be a half-game added or subtracted from the Dodgers’ two-game lead in the National League West this evening. The Dodgers will gain back the off day on the Giants on Thursday.

After two games at home Tuesday and Wednesday vs. Arizona, San Francisco travels to Wrigley Field to play four games with the Cubs.

Meanwhile …

  • Kenta Maeda’s pseudo-journey to Rookie League ball ended with his official recall today. Brock Stewart was optioned to Double-A Tulsa, whose season ends September 5.
  • Ross Stripling will start Wednesday for the Dodgers, with Bud Norris available out of the bullpen for the time being, Dave Roberts told reporters.
  • Rob Segedin, who is starting at third base today, was named to the 2016 All-Pacific Coast League team, representing Triple-A Oklahoma City.
  • Shawn Zarraga was outrighted Sunday off the 40-man roster and resumed play with Oklahoma City by going 2 for 4 Sunday. The Dodgers currently have a 40-man vacancy.
  • Julio Urías now leads National League rookie starting pitchers in fielding-independent pitching, according to Fangraphs. Click the chart below to enlarge.

NL Rookie FIP


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  1. leekfink

    I know the name of a player who could fill that 40-man roster hole. It starts with a K.

    And ends with a W.

    And has “ersha” in the middle.

    • Could also be used Andrea Etheir, who I bet is put on the roster September 1st. Kershaw and Wood make it back later, probably with at least one if not both Anderson and McCarthy moved to 60 Day DL.

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