For most of this season, the
He received something of a promotion in recent weeks, moving into the No. 5 spot behind cleanup hitter Cody Bellinger. But after a series in which San Francisco repeatedly walked Bellinger intentionally, Roberts reiterated the need for Puig to be productive as protection.
"If there's nobody behind Cody that poses fear or is productive, then it really doesn't serve [the other] team any purpose to pitch to him," Roberts said. "So you've got one of our best bats in the lineup who we want to see pitches. It's really important for Yasiel to be back there and conduct good at-bats."
Puig entered Friday’s game with a .910 on-base plus slugging percentage against right-handed pitchers, and he hammered his 26th home run of the season in the second inning off
Playoff tickets on sale Sept. 20
The Dodgers will put single-game postseason tickets on sale next week. The prices range from $42 to $230 for the division series and $80 to $250 for the
The Dodgers said they would sell tickets at the
Sale information for potential
The projected dates for division series games at Dodger Stadium: Friday, Oct. 6; Saturday, Oct. 7 and (if necessary) Thursday, Oct. 12.
The league championship series is scheduled to start on Saturday, Oct. 14. The World Series is set to start on Tuesday, Oct. 24, with the team with the best record getting home-field advantage.
Enrique Hernandez left the team to return to Puerto Rico after the death of his grandfather, a team official said. … Alex Verdugo, the Dodgers' top position prospect, was reprimanded by Roberts for arriving at Nationals Park after the daily pregame hitters meeting. Verdugo told Roberts he overslept.