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Yasiel Puig has been great; what about his teammates?

The Dodgers look to improve their 8-20 record against the National League West on Tuesday.


Yasiel Puig has received a ton of attention for his hot start, and rightfully so, but before the Dodgers battle the Diamondbacks in the second game of their three-game series on Tuesday let's take a look at the rest of the position players:

  • Tim Federowicz has started nine of the last 12 games behind the plate and in June is hitting .233/.258/.500 (7-for-30) with two home runs and two doubles.
  • Ramon Hernandez has four multi-hit games in his last six starts, hitting .400/.458/.750 (8-for-20) with two home runs and a double during that span.
  • Adrian Gonzalez on the homestand is hitting .241/.313/.379 with one home run and two RBI through eight games.
  • Mark Ellis went 3-for-4 on Monday, his first multi-hit game since Apr. 23, which was also the last game he homered before Monday.
  • Since going a season-high eight games without playing, Luis Cruz has played 12 of the last 15 games, including 10 starts, hitting .235/.316/.382 during that span.
  • Nick Punto has five hits in his last 42 at-bats, hitting .119/.159/.143 during that span, which dates back to May 26.
  • Skip Schumaker has one of the longest 15-game hitting streaks in history, as he is hitting .420/.442/.480 during his last 20 games (including four games with no plate appearances and another with a sacrifice bunt in his only PA). Schumaker is 6-for-14 (.429) with three doubles against Ian Kennedy, starting for the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.
  • Since returning from the disabled list, Jerry Hairston is hitting .333/.360/.375 (8-for-24) in nine games.
  • Juan Uribe had a home run and a double on Monday, snapping a 2-for-13 skid in June.
  • Scott Van Slyke is hitless in his last 12 at-bats and in his last 16 games is hitting .188/.250/.438 (9-for-48) with three home runs.
  • Andre Ethier was hitting .287/.348/.509 with 10 home runs and 53 RBI in 61 games through June 11, 2012 when he signed a five-year, $85 million contract extension, the first major expenditure by the new ownership group. In 148 games since then, Ethier has hit ..262/.338/.395 with 14 home runs and 51 RBI.
  • Catcher A.J. Ellis went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts as the designated hitter for Class-A Rancho Cucamonga on Tuesday afternoon (an 11 a.m. start!) in the first game of his rehab assignment. Ellis is eligible to be activated from the disabled list on Friday.

Game info

Time: 7:10 p.m.