Scott Van Sluke doubled twice and knocked in two runs while starting in place the benched Andre Ethier on Wednesday.
It's rather bizarre that the Dodgers have talked about promoting Yasiel Puig or Joc Pederson when Van Slyke has three homers and now two doubles in five starts for the club. He's not a great long-term bet, but he's been on fire all year long.
Making his first appearance in 15 days, Ramon Hernandez went 2-for-3 with a homer and two walks on Wednesday.
Manager Don Mattingly made it obvious he prefers Tim Federowicz to Hernandez as A.J. Ellis' backup, but with Federowicz back in Triple-A, he had no choice but to give Hernandez just his second start in May and sixth of the season. Hernandez came through in a big way, but we'll see if that makes any difference to Mattingly.
Nick Swisher is scheduled to return on Friday.
Swisher has been on the paternity leave list since Tuesday afternoon. His wife gave birth to a baby girl.
Zack Cozart went 4-for-5 with two doubles in the Reds' 7-4 win over the Mets on Wednesday.
All four hits came off Matt Harvey, a guy who has already had four starts this season in which he's given up fewer than four hits total. It was also Cozart's first ever four-hit game. He entered the day with a .206 average and a horrific .232 OBP in 165 at-bats this season.
Nolan Reimold (hamstring) is not expected to be ready for activation from the disabled list when first eligible.
Reimold was placed on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to May 12 with a right hamstring strain. He is eligible to return on May 28 -- next Tuesday -- but his rehab is not that far along. The outfielder should be good to go at some point during the first few weeks of June.
Matt Harvey surrendered four runs and nine hits in 6 1/3 innings Wednesday in a no-decision against the Reds.
Harvey was in line to take his first loss, but the Mets came back to tie it in the seventh before falling in the ninth. It's the first time in 17 starts that Harvey has been charged with more than three runs. The only time in his major league career that it happened was in a loss to the Padres last Aug. 5.
After entering a tie game in the ninth, Bobby Parnell was charged with three runs and a loss Wednesday against the Reds.
Parnell's only mistake was Shin-Soo Choo's leadoff double. After that came a groundout, an intentional walk, an excuse-me double down the first-base line that Ike Davis could have handled but hoped would go foul, another intentional walk and then a bloop single. Parnell didn't deserve to have three runs added to his total, taking his ERA from 0.93 to 2.21. And he probably doesn't need to be intentionally walking batters when the league is hitting .160 against him this season.
Ike Davis went 0-for-2 with two walks on Wednesday and had a couple of key miscues in the field in the Mets' loss to the Reds on Wednesday.
Neither play went as an error, but they both could be considered mental errors. In the seventh, Davis stayed back on a grounder rather than charge it, allowing the runner to score from third and giving the Reds a 4-2 lead. In the ninth, with the score tied 4-4, Davis elected to let a grounder go down the line, figuring it would curl foul. It didn't, giving Brandon Phillips an RBI double. In Davis' defense, the ball really did seem likely to go foul and the Reds almost certainly would have scored the go-ahead run had he handled it. In truth, Davis' decision looked much worse than it was, but since it turned out so badly, it's more fuel for those who want him demoted.