Royals @ Dodgers June 16, 2024: Glasnow looks to pitch the Dodgers to a series win and a .500 homestand

Photo: Stacie Wheeler

Last night was just about worst-case for the Dodgers, as they lost the game and lost starter Yoshinobu Yamamoto to tricep tightness. His velo was down and he was removed after two innings. Neither Blake Treinen or Anthony Banda had allowed an earned run before last night, so naturally they combined to allow six over three innings. Today, the Dodgers look for a win in the rubber match and look to salvage a .500 road trip before heading off to Coors Field next week. Tyler Glasnow gets the ball for the Dodgers against Brady Singer.

The Dodgers roll out their new usual lineup against righties with Cavan Biggio starting at third. Salvador Perez returns to the Royals’ lineup as the DH with Freddy Fermin behind the plate.


A few roster moves. Yamamoto was officially placed on the 15-day IL along with Michael Grove. Grove took down two innings after Yamamoto left last night’s game, and he was placed on the IL with a lat injury. It’s not believed to be a long-term thing. Joe Kelly was also transferred to the 60-day IL. He started throwing off a mound recently and the earliest he can returns is July 5.

That opened up a 40-man roster spot for Michael Petersen to potentially make his Major League debut. The 30-year-old has been dominant in AAA this season, with a 1.61 ERA in 22 1/3 innings and nearly twice as many strikeouts (31) as baserunners allowed (10 hits and 6 walks). They also brought J.P. Feyereisen back, giving them two fresh bullpen arms after a heavy dose of bullpenning this week and a trip to Coors on the horizon.


First pitch is scheduled for 1:10 PM PT and will be shown on SportsNet LA.

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