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Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - The Los Angeles Dodgers placed pitcher Ted Lilly on the 15-day disabled list on Sunday and recalled pitcher Matt Magill from Triple-A Albuquerque.
Magill will make the start Sunday in place of Lilly, who was scratched due to a neck sprain. The move to the DL will be retroactive to June 5.
It's Lilly's third trip to the disabled list this season, having missed the first 19 games of the campaign recovering from left shoulder surgery and later missing 17 contests between April 30-May 20 because of a right rib cage strain.
Magill will make his sixth start and is 0-1 with a 6.38 ERA this season for the Dodgers. His last appearance with the team came in a spot start against Colorado on June 2, when he allowed seven runs -- six earned -- while walking nine over six innings in a 7-2 Dodgers loss.
Colletti tells The Petros and Money Show if he's surprised about the great debut Yasiel Puig had with the Dodgers: "Maybe a little bit. I think what it's good to see , he hasn't been shy of the spotlight or shy of the moment. There's been no situation here that his been like, 'Ah, well... He took a step back' or 'they've figured him out' or his a little bit unsure of himself at this point." He added, "It's been an impressive opening that I can ever remember."
New York, NY (Sports Network) - Los Angeles Dodgers rookie outfielder Yasiel Puig has been selected as the National League's Player of the Week for the period ending June 9th.
The 22-year-old native of Cuba had a remarkable first week in the major leagues, ranking second among NL players with a .464 (13-for-28) batting average and third in both RBI (10) and hits. He led all of baseball with 27 total bases and was tied for the MLB lead with four home runs in his first seven games.
In his second major league contest, Puig went 3-for-4 with a double, two home runs and five RBI against San Diego last Tuesday. Two days later, the young phenom clubbed his first career grand slam against the Atlanta Braves. In Friday's game against the Braves, Puig had a game-tying solo home run, making him just the second player since 1900 to hit four homers in his first five games.
Other candidates up for the honor were Carlos Beltran, Matt Carpenter and Matt Holliday of the St. Louis Cardinals; San Diego's Kyle Blanks and Everth Cabrera; Atlanta's Jason Heyward and Kris Medlen and Troy Tulowitzki of the Colorado Rockies.
(Sports Network) - The Arizona Diamondbacks will try not to lose any more ground in the NL West standings when they start a six-game road trip Monday with the first of three straight games against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The Diamondbacks' lead atop the division is down to 1 1/2 games ahead of both San Francisco and Colorado, and the club has lost three of four games, including the final two tests of a three-game weekend series with the Giants.
Arizona won Friday's opener, 3-1, but was demolished by a 10-5 score the following night. In Sunday's 6-2 setback at Chase Field, starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs was dealt the loss for giving up five runs and eight hits in five innings.
"I was keeping the fastball up," Skaggs said. "It's not easy when you're pitching like that. I have to work down in the zone."
A.J. Pollock had an RBI single and Jason Kubel scored on a balk for the D'backs, who were outhit by a 12-6 margin. Paul Goldschmidt went 0-for-4 and had an eight-game RBI streak come to an end.
Arizona will also visit San Diego on this journey through the NL West and hopes Wade Miley can right the ship when he takes the mound Monday. Miley ended a personal four-start winless drought in last Wednesday's 10-3 victory at St. Louis and allowed three runs in 6 2/3 innings.
The D'backs, who are 1-2 on a nine-game stretch against division foes, scored a total of eight runs during Miley's recent slide, then broke out in a big way against the Cardinals. Miley is 4-5 in 12 starts to go along with a 4.92 earned run average and defeated the Dodgers on May 8 with 7 2/3 innings of two-run ball in a 3-2 triumph.
Miley, a left-hander, owns a 3-1 mark with a 3.19 ERA in six lifetime meetings (5 starts) with the Dodgers.
Los Angeles will begin the final portion of its 10-game homestand Monday and split a four-game weekend set with the Atlanta Braves.
The Dodgers had won two straight and four of five games until dropping the last two tests with the Braves, suffering an 8-1 loss on Sunday. Matt Magill, who was recalled from the minors beforehand, drew the start for a banged-up L.A. rotation and was reached for seven runs -- three earned -- and four hits in 3 2/3 innings to take the loss.
"He can't get into bad counts. He can't expect to get away with it for very long. It's tough to watch, but we put him in a bad position, having to get on a plane just to get here," Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said.
Skip Schumaker knocked in the lone run for the Dodgers, who fell to 4-3 on the homestand and sit last in the NL West standings. Yasiel Puig had three hits and continued to shine since his promotion from Double-A Chattanooga. He is hitting .464 with four homers and 10 RBI in seven games.
Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier did not play on Sunday because of a sore right foot and is questionable for Monday's opener with Arizona. Ethier fouled a pitch off of his foot in Saturday's 2-1 loss and is batting .229 with four home runs and 15 RBI this season.
Hanley Ramirez is also dealing with a nagging hamstring injury and has been out of the starting lineup for four straight games. Matt Kemp also sustained a setback during a workout test on his strained right hamstring.
"We've hit a little bit of a snag, because he felt just a little something today still," Mattingly told the team's website. "He's still not there yet. We're not where we need to be with him. We do know that he's not 100 percent."
Hoping to bring some cheer to the Dodgers Monday will be starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw. Kershaw, though, is 0-2 with a 4.05 earned run average in his past three starts and toed the rubber in last Wednesday's 6-2 loss to San Diego. He was reached for three runs, two of which were earned, in six innings to drop to 5-4 in 13 starts with a 1.91 ERA, the third-best in the majors.
Kershaw, a left-hander, is 0-1 with a 2.51 ERA in two starts against the Diamondbacks this season and owns a 7-6 mark in 16 career starts in this series to go along with a 2.29 ERA.
Arizona is 5-1 against Los Angeles this season and has won the last four meetings, including a three-game sweep at Dodger Stadium from May 6-8. The D'backs are 9-2 in the last 11 trips to Chavez Ravine. Goldschmidt is hitting .458 with four homers and 11 RBI in six games against the Dodgers this season.
LOS ANGELES -- Hanley Ramirez could be headed back to the disabled list with a hamstring issue, and Matt Kemp won't return from his hamstring problem as soon as the Dodgers had hoped.
Ramirez had an MRI exam on his ailing left hamstring on Sunday. He's been out of the lineup four straight days since returning from the disabled list on Tuesday.
Playing without Ramirez and outfielder Andre Ethier, still sore from fouling a ball of his right foot on Saturday night, the Dodgers lost to the Braves, 8-1, on Sunday afternoon.
While Mattingly didn't have Ramirez's MRI results after the game, it sounded like a roster move was coming on Monday.
"We can't continue to play short," the manager said. "You can't play the National League game like that. We can't continue to do this. If you can't play, for me, you have to be on the DL. We can't be trying to hang on and give a guy an extra three days. If you play short in this league, you're just giving games away. That's what we're trying to do. If you can't play, you just can't play."
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By Shawn Clarke, Contributing MLB Editor
(Sports Network) - Here's a warning for all Los Angeles Dodgers fans: Don't get caught up in the Yasiel Puig hype.
Yes, the young Cuban is taking Hollywood by storm and it would be no surprise if he already has his name etched on the Boulevard's Walk of Fame.
But let's not get carried away.
Puig was discovered by longtime scout Mike Brito, the same man who got former Dodgers great Fernando Valenzuela on track to stardom.
"Puig is the 32nd player I signed to make it to the big leagues in my 34 years in the organization," Brito told the Dodgers' website earlier this week. "It's a great feeling."
Brito hopes Puig follows the same path as Valenzuela, but should know that could be asking too much. The Dodgers are in desperate need of some life and Puig could be the man with the defibrillator.
This week, Puig has resuscitated a Dodgers ballclub that is dead last in the NL West standings after coming into the season with great expectations and a payroll that's higher than Chris Perez.
Loaded with a rocket arm in the outfield and a physique similar to an NFL defensive back, Puig was promoted from Double-A Chattanooga and led the Southern League in hitting and slugging. He has continued to see the ball well at the major league level and is 7-for-16 (.438) with three home runs, nine RBI and a 1.063 slugging percentage in only four games.
The legend continued in Thursday's 5-0 win over the Atlanta Braves when the 6- foot-3, 215-pound Puig cracked a grand slam. In just his second game on Tuesday, Puig homered twice and drove in five runs, becoming the second player in major league history with a two-homer, five-RBI performance within the first two games of his career. Dino Restelli turned the trick in 1949 with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Los Angeles manager Don Mattingly, whose job could be saved by Puig's emergence, is happy to have the rookie on board.
"He plays with such joy and that's really what we love," Mattingly said. "He's definitely brought some energy, but you don't just bring energy unless you go produce and I think that's what we've seen. You're not going to spark anybody if you go out and go 0-for-4, but he's not doing that. By producing, he creates energy."
The Dodgers are 3-1 since summoning Puig from the minors. Whether the rest of the clubhouse becomes infected by Puig's energy is unknown. Adrian Gonzalez has been playing well all season and the same can't be said for Andre Ethier or Matt Kemp. Kemp is on the disabled list with the likes of Carl Crawford and Josh Beckett, and Hanley Ramirez was just activated off the DL.
It will be interesting to see if the Dodgers can jell around Puig when all the pieces are back and healthy. And that's where doubt starts to settle in.
Not to be a wet blanket, but there are plenty of prospects who flamed out after their bandwagon caught fire. Just ask Mark Prior, Ben Davis, Todd Van Poppel, Ben McDonald, Ruben Rivera, Ben Grieve or Gregg Jefferies.
There are several others and that's why fans should not fall head over heels with Puig just yet. Much like unknown pitchers who take the mound by storm until opposing teams watch video and learn more of his tendencies, the same goes with hitters, and Puig is having his moment right now. Whether it lasts into the heat of the summer is uncertain.
Dodgers legendary announcer Vin Scully is a believer and proved it Thursday after Puig went opposite field for his first career grand slam.
"I have learned over the years that there comes a rare and precious moment where there is absolutely nothing better than silence. Nothing better to be absolutely speechless to sum up a situation. And that was the moment. Holy mackerel."
How many more moments will Puig provide? We'll just have to wait and see.
Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - It's been an impressive first week in the major leagues for Yasiel Puig.
Puig launched his third homer, a grand slam, in the eighth inning and Zack Greinke pitched his best game since returning from a broken collarbone as the Los Angeles Dodgers blanked the Atlanta Braves, 5-0, in the opener of a four- game set from Dodger Stadium.
Puig, the Dodgers' prized 22-year-old phenom, had two hits and is batting .438 with nine RBI in just four games since being recalled from Double-A Chattanooga.
"Puig is in another world. All he does is hit .500," said Dodgers second baseman Skip Schumaker. "He did it in spring training and now he's doing it in the major leagues. This is insane, all I can compare it to is what Mike Trout did last year."
Greinke (3-1) scattered four hits and three walks while striking out seven over seven scoreless innings. The right-hander had not pitched longer than 5 1/3 frames since the Dodgers activated him from the disabled list on May 15.
The Braves received a solid start out of Tim Hudson (4-5), but mustered only seven hits and saw their five-game winning streak come to an end without a registering a hit in four chances with runners in scoring position.
Hudson, winless in his last six starts, also went seven innings but surrendered a run on four hits while striking out five.
"Hudson was outstanding, you can't do better than that," said Atlanta manager Fredi Gonzalez. "We don't make many mistakes, but we did today. Hudson was so good, he didn't have one 3-ball count."
Neither team recorded a hit between the third and sixth innings, with both pitchers dealing and having little trouble with the opposition batting order.
Hudson retired 13 in a row after Schumaker's run-scoring groundout in the second inning, which gave the Dodgers a 1-0 lead that would prove to hold the entire way.
Greinke threw 60 pitches in the first three innings, but settled in and was in control until his final inning of work, when he allowed a pair of leadoff singles to start the seventh.
The Braves had runners at the corners with no outs, but Greinke set the next three batters down in order to end the threat.
A baserunning blunder on Jordan Schafer hurt Atlanta the following frame. Schafer led off with a single to start the eighth but wound up being doubled- off while aggressively going to third on a fly ball from Andrelton Simmons.
Puig then put the contest out of reach in the home half after the three Dodgers in front of him reached base. He clubbed the first offering Cory Gearrin served to him over the right field fence to give LA a 5-0 edge.
Other than a two-out single from Dan Uggla in the ninth, the Braves went quietly into the night.
Game Notes: Jason Heyward had two of the Braves' hits ... LA had seven hits as a team ... The Dodgers are 3-1 since Puig was called up ... Atlanta's Justin Upton was 0- for-3 with three strikeouts and a walk.
LOS ANGELES -- Two months after appearing to have more pitching than they knew what to do with, the Dodgers addressed their sudden need for it Thursday by drafting a pair of college starters: right-hander Chris Anderson from Jacksonville University in the first round and left-hander Tom Windle from the University of Minnesota in the second round.
Vice president of scouting Logan White said he was really excited to get the guy he really wanted in Anderson, and even though that's what they all say, White said he really, really means it.
"I didn't even want the guys in the room saying his name," said White, who said Anderson reminds him of "guys like Clemens, Schilling -- physical with good stuff and that bulldog mentality and makeup."
Anderson is 6-foot-4 and 225 pounds and went to high school in Minnesota, where he was the state's Gatorade and Louisville Slugger Player of the Year, as well as a star quarterback. He was drafted in the 35th round of the 2010 first year player draft by the Chicago Cubs but didn't sign.
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(Sports Network) - One day after Julio Teheran's near no-hitter, the Atlanta Braves try to push their winning streak to six straight contests as they begin a four-game series against the hosting Los Angeles Dodgers.
Teheran took a no-hitter into the eighth inning of Wednesday's finale with the Pittsburgh Pirates before yielding a two-out single to a pinch-hitting Brandon Inge. It was the only hit of the game for the Pirates as the Braves notched a 5-0 win.
Teheran struck out a career-high 11 batters and also walked two while throwing 79 of his 107 pitches over eight innings for strikes.
"I felt good today from the first inning. I had good communication with (catcher Gerald) Laird and we mixed all the pitches well," Teheran said. "I was using more of my slider. I've been throwing my two-seamer a lot, but I didn't use it much today. I just kept them off balance."
Evan Gattis and Laird hit back-to-back solo homers in the sixth inning for the Braves, who concluded their homestand with a 6-2 record following the three- game sweep of the Pirates.
While Teheran nearly pitched himself into the history books, the Dodgers saw their offense struggle in Wednesday's 6-2 loss to the San Diego Padres.
Padres starter Jason Marquis did not allow a hit until the sixth inning and the Dodgers were limited to just five hits while being denied a three-game sweep. Scott Van Slyke hit a solo homer and Adrian Gonzalez drove in a run in defeat.
Los Angeles starter Clayton Kershaw gave up three runs -- two earned -- on seven hits while striking out nine over six innings. The left-hander had pitched seven or more innings in each of his previous seven starts.
"These guys battled him," Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. "They're the team that gives him trouble. They seem to run him through pitches."
A lot of teams have been giving Zack Greinke trouble as of late and he makes his fifth start tonight for the Dodgers since returning from a broken collarbone, an injury he suffered during a benches-clearing brawl versus San Diego on April 11. The right-hander returned to action just over a month later, much earlier than anticipated, but has not logged more than 5 1/3 innings of work in the four starts.
Greinke did not factor into a 7-6 loss at Colorado on Saturday, charged with four runs on nine hits and three walks over 5 1/3 innings.
"I knew I made some mistakes," Greinke said. "I was expecting to do better in these first couple of outings than I have. I better make adjustments and pitch better from here on out."
The 29-year-old is 2-1 with a 4.80 earned run average in six starts this season and 0-1 lifetime versus the Braves with a 5.73 ERA in two meetings.
Tim Hudson aims to win for the first time in six starts on Thursday night when he takes the hill for the Braves.
Hudson is 0-3 over his winless stretch with a 6.33 ERA. He has allowed 17 runs in the three losses, but just two earned in the pair of no-decisions.
The right-hander was charged with only one unearned run over 7 1/3 innings on Saturday versus the Washington Nationals. Hudson did not factor into a 2-1 win after scattering three hits and a walk while striking out four in matching his longest start of the season.
Hudson found himself 4-4 with a 4.80 ERA through 12 starts this season following that home outing, but is just 1-4 with a 4.67 ERA in six road outings over that time.
The 37-year-old is 6-3 with a 3.67 ERA in 13 lifetime starts versus the Dodgers.
The Braves swept a three-game set at home versus the Dodgers from May 17-19.