Here are your Dodgers links for Labor Day...
- A.J. Ellis will likely have a bigger role for the Dodgers next season, wrote Ken Gurnick of MLB.com.
- Hong-Chih Kuo, who has had a scoreless outing in six of his last seven games, with no walks and nine strikeouts during that span, is having fun again, reported Dylan Hernandez of the LA Times.
- I missed this yesterday, but Mike Petriello of Mike Scioscia's Tragic Illness had a nice breakdown of Don Mattingly's many lineups over the last two weeks.
- One of my favorite quirky statistics might meet its demise very soon. Livan Hernandez has made 30 or more starts for 13 consecutive seasons, the longest active streak in the majors. Hernandez made his 29th start this season for the Nationals on Sunday, but it was likely his last of the year, as he will move into more of a coaching role in the season's final three and a half weeks. Ben Goessling of MASN has the details.
- Thanks to Ernest Reyes of Blue Heaven and Jon Weisman at Dodger Thoughts for finding this gem: Vin Scully from 1963 explaining 'What Is A Dodger?'