DODGERS Dodgers Endless String of Injured Pitchers

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Will Maeda complete the season as the only Dodgers pitcher to stay healthy

  1. Yes as long as he stays on a 6-7 day rotation

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  2. No, He'll fall soon enough

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  3. Who cares ? Kershaw is coming back so everyone will take one step to the left

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  1. CapnTreee

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    It struck me that nearly every Dodgers pitcher this year has made an appearance on the DL of one length or another. When reading recent news about them finally coming back I find myself reluctant to get excited about some of them.

    Alex Wood threw a bullpen session for the first time since his left elbow debridement surgery in July. He will pitch another session in the near future - I'm encouraged, I liked Wood

    Brandon McCarthy, making his first rehab start after hitting the DL with right hip stiffness, allowed nine hits and 10 earned runs (five earned) in four innings on Monday with Class A Advanced Rancho Cucamonga - wow 10 runs in a whole 4 innings? In Single A?? = Trade fodder

    Julio Urias said he will throw a bullpen session Tuesday to test the index and middle fingers on his left hand that were hit by a fastball as he squared to bunt on Friday - Hope that all is well as we need this kid

    Righty reliever Pedro Baez is expected to be recalled from Double-A Tulsa on Tuesday - More trade fodder
     
  2. irish

    irish DSP Staff Member Administrator

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    strictly for the postseason
    if healthy, wood could be a huge bonus
    kersh/maeda/hill/wood [replacing the volatile kazmir]
    as i stated in another thread, mehcarthy could be an invaluable bridge from the starters to blanton/kenley
    urias could also be huge in that role
     
  3. CapnTreee

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    MehCarthy could also be the proverbial turd circling the drain


    based upon a statistical review of 2016 data .. "invaluable bridge" loses by a wide margin to "turd circling the drain"
     
  4. fsudog21

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    Hard to fathom a world class athlete is so inept at something like bunting that he would take one off his hand.

    Another argument for the DH.
     
  5. CapnTreee

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    baseball is a many faceted sport


    bunting drills are clearly not as frequent as they should be
     
  6. CapnTreee

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    Kazmir unable to finish 1st inning of rehab start

    Scott Kazmir (neck) didn't last an inning in his first rehab start with Triple-A Oklahoma City, leaving with a trainer after allowing a three-run homer.

    Kazmir walked two batters and hit two more to go with the homer, not a good sign for the southpaw's command. He was scheduled to throw 90 pitches over six innings, but ended up throwing just 33 in two-thirds of an inning

    Manager Dave Roberts said Sunday and reiterated Wednesday that a clean start from Kazmir would mean a return on Monday or Tuesday in the team's series at the Yankees, but that is obviously improbable given how few pitches Kazmir threw.

    A delay for Kazmir would likely mean another start for prospect Jose De Leon, as Roberts said Monday that De Leon's status depended on how Kazmir came out of the start. De Leon, MLBPipeline.com's No. 2 Dodgers prospect, struck out nine over six innings while allowing four earned runs in his MLB debut against the Padres on Sunday.

    The Dodgers are no strangers to rehab starts going south in the last week. WhileClayton Kershaw's sole rehab appearance on Saturday with Class A Advanced Rancho Cucamonga went swimmingly, Brett Anderson (blister) allowed six runs and lasted just two innings of a scheduled five in relief of Kershaw. Two days later,Brandon McCarthy (right hip stiffness) yielded five earned runs and nine hits in four innings of work with Rancho.



    Move along move along... take your time Kaz, no rush whatsoever


    Farhan, Get me De Leon on the line ....
     
  7. THINKBLUE

    THINKBLUE DSP Gigolo

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    Kaz is a scrub. I hope he's out for the remainder of the season.
     
  8. Gebbeth

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    What a hot mess, other than Kershaw of course. We pretty much have no choice but to keep throwing out Urias, Stripling, Stewart, and DeLeon.
     
  9. CapnTreee

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    and let's not overlook Maeda of course
     
  10. carolinabluedodger

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    Or Hill.
     
  11. rube

    rube DSP Legend Staff Member Administrator

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    for 5 innings.
    then urias, JDL, stewart and strippling can take over for a few innings.
     
  12. CapnTreee

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    Officially overlooking Hill until "what have you done for me lately?" is satisfied again.


    I'll leave the door ajar but he's not on the 'counted on' list quite yet. Another couple of starts where he rocks? Then sure.
     

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