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Brandon McCarthy | Starting Pitcher | #38

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (33) / 7/7/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'7" / 226
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Lamar (CO) CC
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 17 (0) / CWS
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Brandon McCarthy pitched well in Sunday's win over the Marlins, surrendering one run on three hits over six innings.
McCarthy gave up an RBI single to A.J. Ellis in the fifth inning, but otherwise kept the Marlins off the scoreboard over his six frames of work. He struck out five and walked one on the afternoon. Next up on the docket, a home start against the Cubs. The veteran right-hander will carry a 3.76 ERA and 1.18 WHIP into that contest. May 21 - 7:17 PM

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Brandon McCarthy was tagged for six runs in 5 2/3 innings by the Giants in his return from the disabled list Monday.

McCarthy was quite sharp before hurting his non-throwing shoulder, but the Giants found plenty of holes against him tonight, scratching out eight hits, including four in a row during a four-run fourth inning. Only one of those hits, a Brandon Crawford double, went for extra bases, and McCarthy walked only one batter. FIP, at least, would say he had a nice outing.
May 16 - 2:05 AM

Dodgers activated RHP Brandon McCarthy from the 10-day disabled list.

McCarthy will start on Monday in San Francisco after being sidelined for a bit with a separated left (non-throwing) shoulder. The tall right-hander boasts a 3.10 ERA and 25/9 K/BB ratio over 29 innings this season and is a nice streaming option against a struggling Giants offense.
May 15 - 6:43 PM

Brandon McCarthy (shoulder) threw a four-inning simulated game on Wednesday.

McCarthy threw 60 pitches on the afternoon. He is working his way back from a separated left shoulder sustained on May 5. While that sounds painful enough, all signs are pointing toward him starting against the Giants this coming Monday.
May 10 - 8:03 PM

Dodgers placed RHP Brandon McCarthy on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to May 5, with a separated left shoulder.

McCarthy injured his non-throwing shoulder in the weight room recently. He said he feels fine and would've preferred to make his scheduled start Monday, but the Dodgers have decided to play it safe. McCarthy will throw a simulated game Wednesday and will be eligible to return early next week.
May 8 - 7:23 PM

Brandon McCarthy's (shoulder) turn in the Dodgers' rotation will be skipped.

McCarthy was pushed back from Saturday to Sunday after hurting his left (non-throwing) shoulder in the weight room, and then Sunday's game was rained out. Rather than have him take the ball Monday, the Dodgers have decided to just keep everyone else on turn and let McCarthy heal. For what it's worth the righty his shoulder is fine and he'll throw a simulated game in a day or two. He could be placed on the disabled list but would be eligible to return later this week. Alex Wood will face the Pirates on Monday.
May 8 - 5:44 PM

Brandon McCarthy (shoulder) could have his next turn in the rotation skipped.

McCarthy was pushed back from Saturday to Sunday after hurting his left (non-throwing) shoulder in the weight room, but then Sunday's game was rained out. Instead of just pushing him back to Monday, it sounds like the Dodgers could simply skip him and allow him to heal up. Alex Wood will start Monday if it's not McCarthy.
May 7 - 2:41 PM

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Friday that Brandon McCarthy will have his next start pushed back a day after injuring his non-throwing shoulder in a "weight room incident".

The injury isn't considered serious and shouldn't be an issue going forward, the club just wanted to play things safe and give him an extra day. He'll start in Sunday's series finale against the Padres.
May 5 - 8:23 PM

Brandon McCarthy was tagged for four runs, eight hits and a walk over just five innings in a no-decision Saturday against Philadelphia.

The Dodgers offense got McCarthy and his fantasy owners off the hook for the loss with three consecutive homers off of Phillies closer Hector Neris to give the home team a miraculous comeback victory. McCarthy has yet to take a loss in five starts. He has 25 strikeouts over 29 innings and continues to be a solid fantasy option. He faces a favorable matchup next weekend in San Diego.
Apr 30 - 2:35 AM

Brandon McCarthy surrendered two runs on five hits over seven innings of work in Sunday's win over the Diamondbacks.

McCarthy struck out six and walked one on the afternoon. A two-run home run by Paul Goldschmidt in the first inning represented the entirety of the run-scoring damage on his watch. He will carry a crisp 2.25 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 22/8 K/BB ratio (24 innings) into a home start against the Phillies next time he takes to the mound.
Apr 23 - 7:26 PM

Brandon McCarthy pitched five innings of two-run ball and struck out eight Monday against the Diamondbacks.

The Dodgers are still babying McCarthy some, taking him out after 86 pitches tonight. It seems like the right strategy -- it's led to a 2.12 ERA through three starts -- but that they have just one starter working deep into games is taxing the bullpen.
Apr 18 - 1:57 AM

Brandon McCarthy moved to 2-0 on the season by shutting out the Cubs for six innings in Wednesday's 2-0 Dodger victory.

McCarthy walked three batters and allowed four hits while preventing the Cubs from denting the scoreboard. He fanned four batters and needed just 91 pitches to earn the win. He was helped by three double plays turned by his defense. McCarthy has won both of his starts and wields a 1.50 ERA with eight strikeouts and four walks in 12 innings of action so far in the new season. The righty will face the Diamondbacks twice next week, once at home and once on the road.
Apr 13 - 12:46 AM

Brandon McCarthy picked up a win over the Padres with six innings of two-run ball on Thursday.

It was nearly six scoreless innings, but Wil Myers was able to take an 0-2 curveball out of the park with two outs in the sixth. McCarthy threw just 78 pitches in his six innings, but the Dodgers weren't going to ask for anything more from him today. We're expecting a bunch of nice six-inning starts from McCarthy this season. He needs to be grabbed in any mixed leagues in which he's still available.
Apr 6 - 6:50 PM

Brandon McCarthy has won the final spot in the Dodgers' rotation.

He beat out Alex Wood, who will pitch out of the bullpen. McCarthy was probably going to get the spot, anyway, but Wood's hopes might have officially sunk when he was roughed up against the Reds on Tuesday. McCarthy holds a 4.85 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 7/1 K/BB ratio this spring. He should be deep mixed league worthy if he can stay healthy, although he might not have a rotation spot long with Julio Urias' impending arrival.
Mar 28 - 11:39 PM

Brandon McCarthy surrendered six runs (five earned) over 4 1/3 innings in Monday’s Cactus League start against the Indians.

Thanks in part to some shaky defense from Ike Davis, four runs scored in the first inning. Fortunately, he settled down quite nicely as the game moved along. He actually retired the final eight batters he faced. McCarthy is poised to begin the year in the Dodgers’ rotation, though injury questions continue to cloud his fantasy outlook.
Mar 20 - 7:28 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2Austin Barnes
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2Rob Segedin
2B1Logan Forsythe
2Chase Utley
SS1Corey Seager
2Chris Taylor
3B1Justin Turner
LF1Cody Bellinger
2Franklin Gutierrez
3Andre Ethier
4Andrew Toles
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
3Cody Bellinger
RF1Yasiel Puig
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Rich Hill
3Kenta Maeda
4Hyun-Jin Ryu
5Brandon McCarthy
6Alex Wood
7Scott Kazmir
8Brock Stewart
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Sergio Romo
3Pedro Baez
4Adam Liberatore
5Luis Avilan
6Chris Hatcher
7Ross Stripling
8Josh Fields
9Yimi Garcia
10Justin Marks
11Yasiel Puig