National League West
While Young’s LA debut left much to be desired, the Dodgers scored three runs in the ninth inning to put the Rockies away 7-4, extending their winning streak to six games.
The day after recording the winningest calendar month in Los Angeles history (23-6 in August), the Dodgers opened September on the right track as Yasiel Puig hit the go-ahead homer to give the Dodgers the 2-1 win.
Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp, who is currently on the 15-day disabled list, has suffered a setback in his recovery, and is reportedly not expected to be back by Friday, as originally anticipated.
The Rockies got their fourth win this season in their last at-bat, one night after losing to the Dodgers in extra innings.
Zack Greinke (2-0) threw 83 pitches, struck out four, and gave up a single run through 5.1 innings of work in his return to the mound as the Dodgers beat the Nationals 3-1 to win their second consecutive series.
The Dodgers announced Tuesday that Zack Greinke will return to the mound at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday to start against the Washington Nationals.
Even the divine arm of Clayton Kershaw was not enough to quiet the tremendously hot bat of Paul Goldschmidt, as his first career multi-home run game helped Arizona complete the sweep of the Dodgers, 3-2.
Chris Capuano gave up six runs through four innings as the Diamondbacks took advantage of a quiet Dodger lineup for their fifth straight win against Los Angeles, 8-2, moving the Dodgers into last place in the National League West.
There is more traffic between the Dodgers’ disabled list and their active roster than there is in the parking lot after a ball game.
Hanley Ramirez went 3-for-4 but it wasn’t enough as the Dodgers lost 7-3 and dropped their first series against the Rockies two games to one.
Ted Lilly and Josh Wall gave up a combined 11 earned runs off 16 hits and the Rockies handled the Dodgers in implacable fashion with a 12-2 win at Dodger Stadium on Monday night.
Padres outfielder Carlos Quentin returned to San Diego’s lineup Tuesday night and said he has spoken with Dodgers right-hander Zach Greinke following a scuffle that left the pitcher with a broken left collarbone and Quentin with an eight-game suspension.
The Dodgers have lost another arm in their rotation after it was announced that Chad Billingsley will undergo Tommy John surgery, with an expected recovery of 12 months.
The first-place Los Angeles Dodgers and second-place San Francisco Giants have rotated atop the NL West for the better part of three months, and one-half game is all that separates the rivals heading into their series at Chavez Ravine.