The Dodgers, quietly, have a 3-game winning streak going to get their record back above .500. Tonight, they’re going for a series sweep of the Reds.
7:10 p.m. PT
Scott Kazmir, who was great two starts ago against the Cardinals, will try to be significantly better than his last outing when he, somehow, walked seven Padre hitters.
Yasiel Puig is out of the lineup tonight. Despite the “events” of last night, Dave Roberts said this was a pre-planned day off for Puig. I’m inclined to believe him. Puig has started eight consecutive games in this stretch of 20 games in 20 days. The timing just happens to be coincidental.
Some other Dodger news …
Hyun-Jin Ryu made his third rehab start, this time in Triple-A.
Ryu got up to 89 mph today, Roberts says, with good command. Threw 10 pitches on side in addition to the 60 in game.
— Dodger Insider (@DodgerInsider) May 25, 2016
Ryu’s velocity ticked up a bit, which is awfully encouraging. Think of this as his third spring training start. If he can work in the 89-91 MPH upon his return (with his off-speed stuff working), he’s going to be just fine. Still, it’s not time to get overly excited just yet.
And while I hesitate to link any non-Andy McCullough L.A. Times article, this has some significance.
Adrian Gonzalez received an epidural last week to treat a pinched nerve. His health could determine his team's fate: https://t.co/YwqefnM9De
— Dylan Hernandez (@dylanohernandez) May 26, 2016
Pinched nerves can be quite fickle. It’ll be interesting to see how Adrian Gonzalez progresses, as he’s hitting just .208/.345/.208 in his last seven games. He hasn’t homered since May 14, which was his only dinger of the month.
I enjoyed this Barry Bonds story from Joc Pederson. https://t.co/y47gKgytp3
— Andy McCullough (@McCulloughTimes) May 25, 2016
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