Dodgers’ Dave Roberts wants hot-hitting Yasmani Grandal in lineup from both sides

DENVER — Last season at about this point, Yasmani Grandal was losing playing time. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts turned more frequently to Austin Barnes at catcher down the stretch and in the playoffs.

Not this year.

Grandal has been the Dodgers’ hottest hitter since the start of July. In 29 games before Thursday, Grandal was batting .330 with a 1.170 OPS. Barnes, on the other hand, has been unable to shake a season-long slump and recapture the level of performance that made him a viable...

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