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Yasiel Puig, Howie Kendrick sit in Dodgers opener vs. Braves

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Keep in mind that head-to-head data isn't all that meaningful, especially in a small sample, and especially if some of the matchups were more than two to three years ago. But we're grasping at straws here with the Dodgers offense, which might, might be able to turn things around against Braves starter Julio Teheran.

Adrian Gonzalez is hitting .173/.253/.272 at home this season. In his career against Teheran, he is 5-for-16 (.313) with a home run, a double and two walks.

Carl Crawford starts his fifth straight game, bringing a .192/.238/.244 seasonal line into Friday's game. He is 4-for-11 (.364) with a home run against Teheran.

Yasmani Grandal this year is hitting .184/.288/.351. Against Teheran in his career, he is 4-for-9 (.444) with three doubles and a walk.

Yasiel Puig is 5-for-10 (.500) with a home run, a double and two walks against Teheran, but sits for a fourth straight game as he nurses a sore hamstring.

Howie Kendrick is 3-for-8 (.375) with a double against Teheran, but he sits as well, presumably related to tweaking his shoulder on Wednesday night against the Cubs.

Putting too much weight on these tiny samples? Most definitely, but desperate times call for desperate measures.