The stretch calls the
And right now, you have to wonder if the DL's call is growing a tad louder. Or at least too loud.
The Dodgers fell to the disabled list and to the
Kershaw again pitched very well — throwing a complete-game five-hitter and striking out 11 — but for the first time this season he gave up two home runs in a game.
The Dodgers had not lost in Kershaw's last 13 starts, since May 28, and this defeat cut their lead in the
But trouble began before the game when the Dodgers put third baseman
"Something like that," Uribe said.
Uribe becomes the Dodgers' 24th DL move this season, but their sixth in the past two weeks. He joins Hyun-Jin Ryu (right buttock sprain),
The left side of the Dodgers' infield now features starters
Mattingly maintained there isn't a growing concern with the new wave of injuries.
"At this point it's not because I don't feel like we're losing guys for the season," he said. "I feel like everything that is going on with us, guys are going to be back, and back for the stretch."
Ramirez is eligible to come off the disabled list Aug. 24. For the past two days he has taken infield, and it should be noted, Saturday he did so at third base.
"We feel like when it's time for him to come off, he's going to be ready," Mattingly said. "The positive with Poppy [Uribe] is, we feel like he'll be ready to go in two weeks. We hope so."
Uribe did not sound quite as optimistic. He said he felt the hamstring go while chasing a foul ball Friday night.
In addition to giving the Dodgers
The way Kershaw has been going of late, one run is often all the Dodgers need.
But on this night he made two mistakes, and both proved costly.
The game was scoreless in the fourth when
It was the first time Kershaw gave up two home runs in one game since last September. Still, Kershaw (14-3) held the Brewers to five hits, did not walk a batter and needed only 97 pitches as his earned-run average soared from 1.78 to 1.86.
"He basically gave the bullpen a day off, so if there is a positive to losing a game, I guess that would be it," Mattingly said.
The Dodgers' offense could get little going against Milwaukee right-hander
"Gallardo basically shut us down," Mattingly said.
The Dodgers have 12 games remaining in August before the September stretch run arrives.