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Luis Cruz - A Rare Occurrence

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ATLANTA, GA - AUGUST 18: Luis Cruz had another good night for the Dodgers(Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - AUGUST 18: Luis Cruz had another good night for the Dodgers(Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
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Luis Cruz has around 16 times more career minor league plate appearances than career major league plate appearances (4800+ to 309 career MLB plate appearances). Luis Cruz's 13 doubles and 24 RBI combination isn't something that happens much with so few plate appearances, he is the only LA Dodger do ever do that in less than 150 plate appearances (Rick Dempsey did it in 1988 in 198 PA, he had 30 RBI).

Dodgers announced this morning that Scott Elbert has been activated, which makes sense given the Braves lineup. Per Ken Gurnick, Elian Herrera was optioned to open up the roster spot. This does mean that at least for today, the Dodgers will have 13 pitchers on the active roster.

Starting Lineups

Braves went for their lefty lineup today against Billingsley, Chad's split are fairly even, in fact, right-handed hitter Martin Prado has had the best time hitting against Chad, he his 5 for 11 with a double.

Dodgers
Braves
LF Victorino (S)
CF Bourne (L)
2B Ellis
LF Prado
CF Kemp
RF Heyward (L)
SS Ramirez
1B Freeman (L)
RF Ethier (L)
2B Uggla
1B Rivera
3B Francisco (L)
3B Cruz

C McCann (L)
C Ellis
SS Janish
P Billingsley

P Minor (L)

Game Time: 10:35 a.m.

TV: KCAL

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