All that money, all those moves, and yet the Dodgers have Juan Uribe batting fifth tonight against the Padres.
Uribe is 0-for-6 this season, hit .191 last season, and has hit .196 with a .546 OPS in 145 total games for the Dodgers since 2011.
Of course, knowing how these things tend to work Uribe will probably go 4-for-4 with two homers batting behind Adrian Gonzalez. He has a good track record versus Padres starter Clayton Richard, which is I suppose how manager Don Mattingly justifies the whole thing.
The Yankees threatened early against the Twins in the top of the first inning of Monday night’s game in Minnesota. DJ LeMahieu and Aaron Judge drew leadoff walks Martín Pérez, bringing up slugger Edwin Encarnación. Encarnación battled Pérez, ultimately rolling over on the ninth pitch, a change-up. Third baseman Luis Arraez gobbled it up and stepped on the third base bag, then fired to Jonathan Schoop at second base for the second out. Schoop got the ball over to Miguel Sanó at first base just in time to complete the 5-4-3 triple play.
It’s the second triple play turned this year, as the White Sox also accomplished a 5-4-3 double play on May 22 against the Astros. The Twins’ last triple play occurred on June 1, 2017 against the Angels, also a 5-4-3 triple-killing.
The Yankees were eventually able to generate some offense in the third inning on a Gio Urshela solo homer and an RBI single from Encarnación. It’s a 2-2 game as this gets published.