Dodgers @ Pirates July 23, 2014: Unsure If Hanley Ramirez Still Exists

Let’s update the “Hanley Ramirez run of games missed,” shall we? I should probably just link you to the last time I did this rather than using up a lot of space on what’s become an increasingly long list. And yet! I’m doing it anyway.

Dodgers
Pirates
4:05 p.m. PT
Pittsburgh, Pa.
2B
Gordon
RF
Polanco
RF
Kemp
LF
Snyder
1B
Gonzalez
CF
McCutchen
CF
Van Slyke
2B
Walker
3B
Uribe
C
Martin
LF
Crawford
1B
Davis
SS
Rojas
3B
Harrison
C
Butera
SS
Mercer
P
Haren (R)
P
Liriano (L)
  • 6/22 @ SD — starts at SS
  • 6/23 @ KC — starts at DH
  • 6/24 @ KC — sits, shoulder
  • 6/25 @ KC — sits, shoulder
  • 6/26 vs STL — sits, shoulder
  • 6/27 vs STL — sits, shoulder
  • 6/28 vs STL — starts at SS, leaves in third inning with calf injury
  • 6/29 vs STL — sits, calf
  • 6/30 vs CLE — sits, calf (pinch-hits)
  • 7/1 vs CLE – sits, calf (pinch-hits)
  • 7/2 vs CLE – sits, calf (pinch-hits)
  • 7/3 @ COL — starts at SS, replaced on defense after eight innings
  • 7/4 @ COL — starts at SS, leaves after five innings due to HBP (hand)
  • 7/5 @ COL — starts at SS, plays full game
  • 7/6 @ COL — does not play, presumably for “rest”
  • 7/7 (team day off)
  • 7/8 @ DET — starts at DH
  • 7/9 @ DET — starts at DH
  • 7/10 vs SD — starts at SS, leaves after seven innings (shoulder)
  • 7/11 vs SD — sits, shoulder
  • 7/12 vs SD — sits, shoulder
  • 7/13 vs SD — sits, shoulder
  • 7/14 — All-Star Break
  • 7/15 — All-Star Break
  • 7/16 — All-Star Break
  • 7/17 — All-Star Break
  • 7/18 @ STL — starts at SS
  • 7/19 @ STL — starts at SS
  • 7/20 @ STL — starts at SS, leaves in ninth due to HBP (hand)
  • 7/21 @ PIT — sits, hand
  • 7/22 @ PIT — sits, hand
  • 7/23 @ PIT — sits, hand

You’ll notice, of course, that today is included, as he (and Yasiel Puig) are again out of the lineup. This time is a little different, because I’m not actively calling for him to be DL’d, yet, anyway, because while it sounds less than clear that he can start tomorrow in San Francisco, he should at least be available during the series. (He is not expected to be available tonight; Puig is.) It just goes to show you the insane amount of time that he’s been unavailable for so many different things. I’ve listed 32 days up there, 28 of which the Dodgers played a game. He started just 12 of them, and was unable to finish four of them with injuries. Not that I’m blaming him for feeling less than 100 percent after Carlos Martinez and Trevor Rosenthal hit him, of course; far from it. It’s just that with every missed day, his likely free agent take continues to drop. I’m not sure if that’s good or bad.

Anyway, the Pirates have issues of their own; Pedro Alvarez sits again with the sore knee that took him out of last night’s game, and Starling Marte heads to the disabled list with a concussion. Oh, and Dan Haren is pitching and that’s not at all a big thing considering how bad Josh Beckett was last night and that the trade deadline is looming. Nope, no pressure there. Remember, though, that the reason he started the first game in St. Louis was to line up Clayton Kershaw, Zack Greinke, and Hyun-jin Ryu for the big series in San Francisco this week. I like that thinking.

ThrowsRelieverSat 10/15Sun 10/16Mon 10/17Tue 10/18Wed 10/19Thur 10/20Fri 10/21
LAvilan--OFF-2421OFF
RBaez34-OFF-2727OFF
RBlanton28-OFF13-19OFF
LDayton3-OFF16-12OFF
RFields--OFF-910OFF
RJansen-18OFF21--OFF
RStripling10-OFF-2018OFF
LWood--OFF-32-OFF

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