X-rays came back negative after Derek Dietrich was hit in the back of the head by a line drive which ricocheted off a wall in the dugout during Sunday's game against the Braves.
Dietrich went 3-for-3 with a home run, a walk, and a career-high four RBI before being hit by the liner in the ninth inning. He was on the ground for several minutes before eventually walking to the clubhouse, but never lost consciousness. He was expected to remain in Atlanta overnight for evaluation. The Marlins should have more information on his status on Monday.
Adrian Gonzalez went 2-for-4 and drove home three runs on Sunday night as the Dodgers defeated the Mets 4-2 in New York.
Gonzalez delivered an RBI single off Bartolo Colon in the fifth inning that extended the Dodgers' lead to 2-0. After the Mets had rallied to tie the game in the eighth, he smacked two-run single off of Mets closer Jeurys Familia in the top half of the ninth to propel his club to victory. With his two-hit night, Gonzalez is now hitting .299/.376/.424 with five homers and 26 RBI on the season.
Clayton Kershaw racked up 10 strikeouts against the Mets on Sunday night but settled for a rare no-decision after allowing two runs on four hits over his 7 2/3 innings.
Kershaw maintained his elite command as he didn't issue a walk in the ballgame. He departed with his club leading 2-1 and in line for his eighth victory, but Adam Liberatore was unable to get strand his inherited runner. Kershaw continues to post other-worldly numbers, compiling a 1.56 ERA, 0.65 WHIP and 105/5 K/BB ratio through 86 2/3 innings on the year. Fantasy owners should expect more of the same when he toes the slab against the light-hitting Braves at home on Friday.
Asdrubal Cabrera swatted a solo home run off of Clayton Kershaw on Sunday night, but it wasn't enough for the Mets to overcome the Dodgers.
Cabrera's sixth-inning blast pulled the Mets to within a run at 2-1. It was the lone hit in four at-bats on the night for the shortstop who is now slashing .277/.330/.401 with four homers and 18 RBI on the season.
Bartolo Colon pitched well in a no-decision against the Dodgers on Sunday night, allowing two runs on seven hits over his six frames.
The ageless wonder walked one and struck out three on the evening. The Dodgers scratched out single runs in the third and fifth innings, but were unable to get anything going offensively against him otherwise. Colon will carry a 3.39 ERA and 1.23 WHIP into Saturday's matchup against the Marlins in Miami.
Marcell Ozuna clubbed his 10th home run of the season as the Marlins topped the Braves 7-3 on Sunday in Atlanta.
Ozuna's blast off Ian Krol put the icing on the cake in the final inning. He has had a resurgent season at the plate under the tutelage of hitting coach Barry Bonds, slashing a robust .344/.392/.598 with 10 long balls and 27 RBI.
Tom Koehler hurled seven-plus innings of two-run ball as the Marlins bested the Braves in Atlanta on Sunday.
The right-hander scattered just three hits while issuing five walks and striking out two. All of the damage against him came in the eighth inning. This was one of the best outings of the season for Koehler who sports a 4.50 ERA and 1.65 WHIP on the year. He'll look to carry over the momentum from this fine effort when he does battle against the Mets at home on Friday.
Ender Inciarte swiped his third base of the season in a losing effort against the Marlins on Sunday.
Inciarte finished the night 1-for-3 plus a walk and also scored a run. He has struggled to get things going offensively since his return from the disabled list, slashing just .239/.323/.273 with no homers and two RBI.