LOS ANGELES —- The Dodgers won their 60th game yesterday and one person who was not aware that was possible was manager Dave Roberts.
“I didn’t realize we were on the verge of 60 wins until after the game,” Roberts said, “you look back and I don’t know what we’ve been playing, you might know how what we’ve done the last three, I don’t even know, I know winning a lot of baseball games.”
Corey Seager is not starting today in the series finale against the Kansas City Royals, but he is available. Roberts is mindful of Seager’s recent return from his hamstring injury.
“Coming off the injury, the hamstring, there was a point, when we were going every other day, getting him out of games,” Roberts said, “and as I looked, we’ve played him five straight games, for me it was trying to stay ahead of it.”
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All-Star Game Notes
There are no limitations for the three position players, Seager, Cody Bellinger and Justin Turner, Roberts said today that he will talk to National League manager, Joe Maddon about any limitations placed on Alex Wood and Kenley Jansen.
“With [Wood], it is going to be an inning and there’s also a pitch limit built in,” Roberts said, “and with Kenley, depending how today goes, there’ll be a pitch limit as well, so outside of that, we’re pretty good.”
As for Roberts plans for the All-Star break, he plans to go home and watch his son play a doubleheader on Monday and then go stay at a hotel in Laguna Niguel for a few days before flying out to Miami with the team on Thursday.
Update on Yasmani Grandal
Roberts met with Yasmani Grandal before Sunday’s game and said that his left hand is better today.
“The swelling has dissipated, there’s still some stuff in there, x-rays again were negative,” Roberts said, “for me to get Austin in there, to give Yasmani another day and the break, he’ll be available today in any capacity but hopefully try to stay away from him today.”