This one got Uggla fast. On the day we learned the injuries to Matt Kemp and Hanley Ramirez are — quelle surprise! — worse than expected, the Dodgers scratched and scraped in the first inning, loading the bases and scoring one run on a Skip Schumaker dribbler. He now has a 15-game hitting streak.
Then the Braves opened up a can of whooooop-ass and dropped eight on the Blue, aided by four RBIs on two Uggla home runs, which were preceded by a clunker of an error by Adrian Gonzalez. Matt Magill lasted 3 2/3 innings.
At least there's this:
The Dodgers have sold almost 1,900 Puig T-shirts ($28) in two days.— darren rovell (@darrenrovell) June 9, 2013
Puig went 3 for 5 with two singles and a double, and had a great throw to home to stop Jason Heyward at third base in the third inning, when the outcome of the game was still somewhat in doubt.
Another day in the basement. And what's that? The first-place Diamondbacks are coming into town! Joy!