Dodgers outfielder left Saturday night’s game against the Padres with hip tightness, the team announced during the game.
Gutierrez, who was just activated off the disabled list on Tuesday, walked in the fifth inning, then appeared to hurt himself running the bases. He was replaced in left field in the bottom of the inning by Andrew Toles.
Gutierrez missed 19 games with a left hamstring strain, and was 3-for-6 with a home run and two walks in four games since returning from the DL. He scored one run in all four of those games.
A rare battery
Austin Barnes started behind the plate for a Clayton Kershaw start for the first time on Saturday, which was even more noteworthy because the Padres started Clayton Richard on the mound and Austin Hedges behind the plate.
What are the chances? The batteries tonight are Clayton & Austin and Clayton & Austin.— Alanna Rizzo (@alannarizzo) May 7, 2017
Just how rare was it? Diane Firstman has the answer!
Tonight's #Padres #Dodgers game first in 11 years where SPs shared first name and catchers did too. was https://t.co/tRu7HpULtC #MLB— Diane Firstman (@dianagram) May 7, 2017
A season high in pitches mean that Clayton Kershaw will get an extra day of rest before his next start.
Roberts said Kershaw (118 pitches) will get an extra day's rest before next start.— Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) May 7, 2017
That lines up Kershaw for next Friday in Colorado. Either Sunday’s rain helps push everyone back naturally, or Hyun-jin Ryu’s return from the disabled list (his first day eligible is Thursday) will be strategically timed.
The Dodgers go for the sweep on Sunday afternoon, weather permitting. Rain is expected for the 1:40 p.m. PT game, but if it gets played the scheduled starters are Brandon McCarthy and Trevor Cahill.
Roberts said he has been told it is "unlikely" they'll be able to get Sunday's game in based on weather forecast— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) May 7, 2017