The Los Angeles Dodgers hit the road for the first of a seven-game road trip Friday and got off on the right foot with a 7-2 win over the Colorado Rockies.

However brief it may have been, it was a feel good moment for the Dodgers, who were criticized by their manager after the finale of a 10-game homestand. Whether inspired by Don Mattingly’s comments or not, Dee Gordon led the Dodgers Friday night with two triples, a single and three RBIs.

Gordon and the Dodgers looked to continue their success Saturday, however the results wouldn’t be similar to Friday’s. From the outset of the game, Gordon was seen walking with a limp and the television broadcast caught him rubbing his right knee and quad area.

Stan Conte attended to Gordon in between innings as the second baseman didn’t look comfortable, but remained in the game. That was until Gordon was finally removed in the fourth inning with hip discomfort, the Dodgers announced:

To compound matters for the Dodgers, Yasiel Puig, who was at times seen stretching out while playing the outfield, was removed from the game in the fifth with a hip flexor:

Gordon and Puig are both coming off a month in which they each tied a franchise record. Gordon’s came on stolen bases and Puig with total number of hits.

The latest bouts of injury are just more in what’s been an injury-saddled season for the Dodgers. Following Saturday’s the game, the Dodgers will play a rubber match with the Rockies Sunday, before moving on to Cincinnati for a four-game series.
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