If Hanley Ramirez on Monday offered a glimpse of the offensive force he could be when healthy, on Tuesday he provided a sobering reminder of the liability he presents as a shortstop.
The latest display of Ramirez's defensive shortcomings was particularly painful for the Dodgers, as the three-time All-Star made two second-inning errors, helping the San Diego Padres to three unearned runs.
The Dodgers went on to lose the game, 6-3, and their lead over the second-place San Francisco Giants was reduced to 21/2 games.
"It ended up being a costly one tonight," Manager Don Mattingly said.
With the game still scoreless and the bases empty in the second inning,...