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Dodgers @ Mets May 20, 2014: No Really, Miguel Olivo Bit Alex Guerrero

citifieldThe first I heard of today’s Triple-A dust-up between Miguel Olivo and Alex Guerrero was shortly afterward in the Dodger clubhouse here in New York, where one Dodger reliever walked into the clubhouse with another, saying “Did you hear that Olivo bit Guerrero? He went full Mike Tyson on him.” If Scott Boras is to be believed, that’s not an exaggeration, saying that “part of Guerrero’s ear was displaced” and that Guerrero is having plastic surgery. Seriously. This is a real thing that happened. I can’t believe I’m writing it.

Dodgers
Mets
4:10pm PT
New York, NY
2B
Gordon
LF
E.Young
RF
Puig
2B
Murphy
SS
Ramirez
3B
Wright
1B
Gonzalez
RF
Granderson
CF
Kemp
CF
C.Young
LF
Crawford
1B
Duda
3B
Uribe
SS
Flores
C
Ellis
C
Centeno
P
Beckett (R)
P
Montero (R)

When asked, Don Mattingly obviously wanted nothing to do with it, simply saying that “our baseball ops people are looking into it,” and Ned Colletti, standing nearby in the dugout, echoed that as well, though he clearly didn’t look happy.

That being said, it seems clear what side the team is taking here. Colletti spoke highly of Guerrero, saying that he wants to find a way to get his bat into the lineup, “maybe at a variety of positions.” When asked if Guerrero would see time at third base, Colletti replied with a sly smile and a “perhaps.” (Chris Jackson notes that Guerrero is expected to see time at the hot corner soon.)

So there’s all that… and still a game to play tonight, with Josh Beckett against rookie Rafael Montero. Mattingly confirmed that Hyun-jin Ryu would start tomorrow, but claims that there still hasn’t been a decision on who goes down to make room for him. Not that he’d tell us anyway; you certainly understand wanting to see what happens tonight before committing to much. If Chris Withrow suddenly throws 58 pitches in relief, that’s a pretty good sign.

Wed 10/1Thurs 10/2Fri 10/3Sat 10/4Sun 10/5Mon 10/6Tues 10/7
RP. Baez--12-26
LS. Elbert--9-11
RC. Frias---
LJ.P. Howell--109-8
RK. Jansen--20-
RB. League--212-21
RB. Wilson---9
RJ. Wright---

About

Mike wrote daily for over six long years (2007-13) about the Dodgers at Mike Scioscia’s Tragic Illness, which was named 2011′s “Best Sports Blog” by LA Weekly. He can currently be found writing multiple times per week at FanGraphs and ESPN, has been a producer and editor for Sports on Earth, and built The Hardball Times. He lives in New York City and will probably be asleep or on vacation when awesome things happen.


1106 comments
Uncultured Bastard
Uncultured Bastard

Expensive win coulda been even more costly.  Hope Puig is still okay tomorrow

DBrim
DBrim moderator

4:08 game. Good lord.

LA_Woman
LA_Woman

BIG NASTY REDHEAD!!!!!!!!!

KMT59
KMT59

Good inning Kenley!!!!

Too many players hurt or dinged up today...besides the win not a good day for Dodger baseball

DBrim
DBrim moderator

And now missing again.

DBrim
DBrim moderator

97

DBrim
DBrim moderator

Wow, nice play.

KMT59
KMT59

1 down...nice play Agon

joelydanger
joelydanger

It sounds like there's 12 people there

DBrim
DBrim moderator

Mets broadcast just showed Dee blowing Bundy off on his way out of the dugout. Lopes grabbed him by the arm to keep him from taking his position and said something to him.

DBrim
DBrim moderator

wat

KMT59
KMT59

@DBrim  was moving fast while beckett was in there

DBrim
DBrim moderator

Right on target, too.