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.
Time: 7:10 p.m.