Dodgers @ Padres Aug. 31, 2014: Welcome back Ryu and Uribe

The BFFs are back on the same day, as Hyun-jin Ryu and Juan Uribe both were activated from the disabled list on Sunday. For Ryu, it couldn’t have come at a better time.

Dodgers
Padres
1:10 p.m. PT
San Diego
CF
Puig
3B
Solarte
SS
Ramirez
LF
Almonte
1B
Gonzalez
2B
Gyorko
RF
Kemp
C
Grandal
LF
Van Slyke
RF
Liriano
3B
Uribe
CF
Maybin
C
Ellis
1B
Medica
2B
Barney
SS
Amarista
P
Ryu (L)
P
Stults (L)

The Dodgers have lost two easily winnable games this weekend, both in extra innings. The Giants have had their way with the Brewers, whittling the Dodgers’ lead down to 2.5 games. With Ryu and Uribe back, the team should — in theory — be stronger. To make room for Ryu and Uribe, Carlos Frias and Miguel Rojas were optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque. They’ll be back tomorrow.

Ryu hasn’t pitched since Aug. 13 after injuring his ass. He’s working on a pretty fine season that includes a 2.76 FIP (ninth-best in MLB). He’s out-pitching his 3.28 ERA by a substantial margin. The Dodgers have missed Ryu in the rotation, so it’s nice to see he’s back. This month should be a nice tune-up for the postseason.

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Today is the waiver trade deadline, and the Dodgers could still use a reliever. The Brewers acquired old friend Jonathan Broxton from the Reds. He would have been a nice addition, but seeing as he is signed through next season, it would have been an investment. Jonathan Papelbon is still available, and he could be had rather easily, but it’s a matter of if he wants to be a setup man.

I’m not expecting any trades.

 

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About Dustin Nosler

Dustin Nosler
Dustin Nosler began writing about the Dodgers in July 2009 at his blog, Feelin' Kinda Blue. He co-hosts a weekly podcast with Jared Massey called Dugout Blues. He is a contributor/editor at The Hardball Times. He graduated from California State University, Sacramento, with his bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in digital media. While at CSUS, he worked for the student-run newspaper The State Hornet for three years, culminating with a 1-year term as editor-in-chief. He resides in Stockton, Calif.