With the Los Angeles Dodgers playing their final game of the regular season, a handful of veterans were given the afternoon off. The Dodgers secured home-field advantage in the NL division series on the same night they clinched the NL West title and had little to play for in the weekend series.
While Juan Uribe wasn’t in Sunday’s lineup, he kept busy as he was the acting manager. Uribe wore Don Mattingly’s No. 8 jersey before eventually switching to Tommy Lasorda’s famed No. 2. As Mattingly has done countless times in his managerial career, Uribe walked the lineup card out to home plate, then took his position along the railing in the Dodgers’ dugout.
As for Clayton Kershaw, his last start was Wendesday and he threw a simulated game Sunday before supplanting Rick Honeycutt as pitching coach. Josh Beckett’s stint as bench coach was short lived as he was fired by Uribe and replaced with Hanley Ramirez.