Dodgers have decision to make on status of Puig for postseason

Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner, right, scores on a single by Corey Seager ahead of the tag of San Diego Padres catcher Derek Norris, lower left, as home plate umpire CB Bucknor gets ready to make the call during the third inning of a baseball game, Friday, October 2, 2015, in Los Angeles.


Greinke, who finished his season 10-1 with a 1.46 ERA at Dodger Stadium, weighed in as well. “I’ve been dealing with a lot of inconsistency, so I was happy just to get my feet wet and get ready for next year”.

Erlin has pitched well in all three of his career games against the Dodgers, including two starts.

Los Angeles Dodgers’ Enrique Hernandez (14) celebrates after… The Mets hold the tiebreaker.

Dodgers: They open the NLDS against the New York Mets at home Friday.

Greinke felt right at home again against the Padres (74-87).

Trying to protect a 3-0 lead, Anderson gave up an infield single to Giants center fielder Jarrett Parker, who advanced to second base on second baseman Howie Kendrick’s error.

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Peavy came out to start the sixth inning and there was no bullpen activity even though he had run into so many sudden flares the third time through the lineup.

Greinke (19-3) has been remarkably consistent all season, giving up one or two runs in 21 of his 32 starts.

Wood (12-12) allowed two runs and five hits in seven innings, struck out four and walked one. In three playoff series the past two seasons, they went 5-2 at Dodger Stadium and 1-6 on the road (at Atlanta and at St. Louis).

“I don’t really think anything about that stuff”, Greinke said. “Small successes obviously. I don’t know, I’ll let you know when I get there”.

Luckily, you’re reading this article, because the Dodgers have won the second seed in the National League, which comes with home field advantage throughout the playoffs.

That set the stage for a memorable third, one that neither Anderson nor Hudson will soon forget. Rebounding splendidly from an bad August, the Angels have chased down the AL leaders with five games to play. “We just want to take all the positives out of this year and carry them over into next season”. “Did he talk about his hitting?”

“I just closed my eyes and swung the bat”, he admitted.

“No way I was going to slide”, he said of the run first he has scored since high school. The appreciation poured out of all corners over the last two weeks, with Hudson getting honored by teammates, A’s fans and then Giants fans.

Like the 1964 team of Koufax and Drysdale, this year’s Dodgers have a big drop-off to the rest of the rotation. Decker’s RBI, however, made a difference in his career numbers being his very first MLB-RBI.

The Padres are missing out on the postseason for the ninth consecutive season.

The Dodgers have yet to name their starter for Game 1.


The Dodgers and Giants rivalry needs no introduction.

Clayton Kershaw