One night after suffering a minor knee contusion when crashing into the right field wall, Yasiel Puig is back in the starting lineup in the Dodgers' series finale against the Brewers on Thursday morning in Milwaukee.
Puig was pursuing the home run hit by Ryan Braun in the seventh inning on Wednesday night, and collided into the wall. Puig immediately came up limping but remained in the game.
But after grounding out in the top of the eighth inning, Puig was limping badly while running to first base, and was removed from the game for the final half inning. Manager Dave Roberts said after the game that Puig was removed only as a precaution and that he expected him to start the series finale.
Turns out, he was right.
Kenta Maeda starts the series finale for the Dodgers, making his final start of June. The right-hander has enjoyed a fine month to date with a 2.73 ERA to go with 32 strikeouts and nine walks in 29⅓ innings. Maeda has struck out 26.9 percent of his batters faced in June, compared to 22.4 percent in April and May combined.
Zach Davies starts for the Brewers, in the midst of an even better month. He has allowed seven runs in five starts, putting up a 1.64 ERA in June, with 36 strikeouts against only six walks in 33 innings.
Time: 11:10 a.m. PT
TV: SportsNet LA, MLB Network