Marlins @ Dodgers May 20, 2017: Please stop throwing baseballs at players

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The Dodgers are looking to clinch the series win after taking the first two games against the Marlins. But last night’s game was not without incident.

Marlins
Dodgers
7:10 p.m.
Los Angeles
2B
Gordon
2B
Utley
CF
Yelich
SS
Seager
LF
Ozuna
LF
Bellinger
RF
Stanton
C
Grandal
1B
Bour
1B
Gonzalez
C
Realmuto
3B
Taylor
3B
Dietrich CF Pederson
SS
Riddle
RF
Hernandez
P
Straily (R)
P
Urias (L)

We all saw it, and it was very dumb. A.J. Ramos absolutely hit Brett Eibner on purpose. Ross Stripling absolutely threw behind Giancarlo Stanton on purpose. Don Mattingly absolutely made a fool of himself by saying he was upset Corey Seager swung at the 3-0 pitch in a 5-run game.

OK, they had their bench-clearing hugging exhibition, now let’s get on with the baseball. No one needs to retaliate against anyone anymore. Though I write this expecting that Seager is getting a ball in the middle of his back in his first plate appearance because baseball is silly.

Onto more important things like Julio Urias. He’s making his fifth start of the season. So far, his season has been a mixed bag. He had that no-hit bid against Pittsburgh, but on the whole, he has been a bit disappointing. This is surely related to the way the Dodgers have been handling him so far this season. But, Dave Roberts has said multiple times that Urias is here to stay and won’t be sent to the bullpen. He’ll work out his kinks and quickly become the guy we have all come to know in his brief career.

Yasiel Puig is out of tonight’s lineup after leaving last night’s game with tightness in his back. He hasn’t been placed on the disabled list yet and may not need to be.

Cody Bellinger is hitting third tonight. With that, he’ll have hit in every spot in the lineup just 24 games into his rookie season. Impressive. Overall, the lineup looks strong.

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Tommy Lasorda was hospitalized today. Here is the Dodgers’ official statement:

“Hall of Fame Dodger manager Tommy Lasorda has been hospitalized. Lasorda is resting comfortably and appreciates all of the support.”

Get well soon, Tommy.

About Dustin Nosler

Dustin Nosler
Dustin Nosler began writing about the Dodgers in July 2009 at his blog, Feelin' Kinda Blue. He co-hosts a weekly podcast with Jared Massey called Dugout Blues. He is a contributor/editor at The Hardball Times. He graduated from California State University, Sacramento, with his bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in digital media. While at CSUS, he worked for the student-run newspaper The State Hornet for three years, culminating with a 1-year term as editor-in-chief. He resides in Stockton, Calif.