7:10 p.m. PT
De La Rosa (L)
The only qualm I have with the lineup is Chase Utley starting at second base instead of Howie Kendrick, who is starting in left field. Logic would dictate that against a lefty, Scott Van Slyke would get the call. He is 0-for-15 with five strikeouts against Jorge De La Rosa, but he’s still a better option than Utley (and batter vs. pitcher matchups are far from the be-all, end-all).
Joc Pederson, as a platoon player, wouldn’t be playing today anyway, but the main reason he isn’t playing is because…
To make room for Venable on the 40-man roster, Dodgers designated right-hander Layne Somsen for assignment.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) July 1, 2016
Oh right, the whole “crashing into the wall” thing. Here’s hoping a couple weeks of rest cure his AC joint. Will Venable is back after being designated for assignment last week. And, yeah, that Clayton Kershaw guy is also hurt, but you already knew that.
Other news and notes…
Alex Wood will throw a bullpen session tomorrow #Dodgers
— David Vassegh (@THEREAL_DV) July 1, 2016
Man, a healthy Alex Wood … would … certainly soften the blow of Kershaw being out.
Oh, and there’s this:
— Eric Stephen (@truebluela) July 2, 2016
Huzzah! Welcome back, Brandon McCarthy. Man, a healthy McCarthy would … you know.
— [screaming] a-d-r-i- (@marrnotmaher) July 2, 2016
It me. Get to the stadium and pickup a copy of Dodger Insider magazine to read this fantastic article.
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