The Los Angeles Dodgers have been banged around. Better yet they are hurt.
Before Clayton Kershaw, Corey Seager and Rich Hill became notable injuries Justin Turner was the first Dodger to end up on the disabled list. An injured wrist had Turner out for two months.
Turner was much-needed injury relief for the Dodgers when they visited the Miami Marlins for the start of a three-game series.
Turner was able to give the Dodgers their first hit of the game at the top of the fourth inning.
It was a great way to break the ice; however, Turner only managed that one hit after four plate appearances.
It was 3B Martin Prado who charged hard and dived for Alex Wood’s bunt popup with a diving catch that sent him sliding across the first-base line. The play of the night, leading Marlins fans in attendance to believe it is their night.
“That’s just incredible coming over from third base,” Marlins manager Don Mattingly said. “That’s why we all love him — because of the way he plays.
Miami’s won 4-2 on Tuesday over the Dodgers, Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto went 3-for-4 and is batting now .322.
The Dodgers’ difficulty with last-place teams has become an issue coast to coast. Dodgers lose their season worse fifth in a row.
The Dodgers added just five hits, including solo homers by Cody Bellinger and Yasiel Puig, who also drew two walks and threw a runner out at third base.
Los Angeles went 0 for 7 with runners in scoring position against left-handed pitcher Wei-Yin Chen.
Alex Wood remains winless (0-4) despite allowing only one earned run in six innings for the Dodgers (16-25), who are off to their worst start in 60 years. Miami (15-26) could pass them by sweeping the three-game series.
The Marlins ended a two-game losing streak moreover going into Tuesday they had lost six of their past seven games. A bandage was placed on a wound however only 6,242 fans were in attendance to see them win over the defending NL champions.