--IF/OF Jerry Hairston Jr. sustained a right shin bruise on Wednesday in the eighth inning, as he was slid into by 1B Paul Goldschmidt of the Diamondbacks at second base. Hairston, who suffered a broken right tibia in 2010 near where he was hit on Wednesday, said he he felt fine after the game.
--OF Yasiel Puig went 0-for-4 with a strikeout serving as the designated hitter Wednesday night for the rookie-level Arizona League Dodgers. It was the first professional game for the 21-year old Cuban outfielder, who signed a seven-year, $42 million contract on June 29.
--RHP Rubby De La Rosa will make his second minor league rehab start on Saturday with Class A Rancho Cucamonga. De La Rosa, who is recovering from Tommy John surgery, threw three scoreless innings with three strikeouts on Sunday, his first time on a professional mound in 364 days.
--CF Matt Kemp carries a five-game hitting streak into Friday's game against the Cubs, his fourth hitting streak of at least five games this season. During the streak, Kemp is batting .545 (12-for-22) with four extra-base hits. Since the All-Star break, Kemp is hitting .350 (28-for-80), with eight extra-base hits in 18 games.
--C A.J. Ellis went 0-for-3 on Wednesday, snapping a streak of 10 straight starts in which he reached base via hit or walk. Among Dodgers with at least one plate appearance this season, Ellis's .389 on-base percentage ranks second on the team to Matt Kemp's .419 OBP.
--LHP Randy Choate allowed a home run to C Miguel Montero of Arizona on Wednesday, the first time he has been scored upon in five appearances as a Dodger. It was the first home run allowed by Choate in 119 plate appearances.
BY THE NUMBERS
7 -- Catchers in Dodgers franchise history with 50 walks in a season. With one more walk this season, A.J. Ellis can join that list in his first full season as a starter.
QUOTE TO NOTE
"Guys in this business, they turn the page. You have to turn the page and move on. You really aren't allowed the time to mourn losses, so you have to put it behind you." -- Manager Don Mattingly on the Dodgers losing three straight games at home to Arizona.
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