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Brandon McCarthy | Starting Pitcher | #38

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (34) / 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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Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Sunday that Brandon McCarthy (blister) won't make his scheduled start on Tuesday and will be heading to the disabled list.
Kenta Maeda will start in his place on Tuesday against the Twins. McCarthy dealt with blister issues in each of his previous two starts and the club wants to make sure he gets rid of the problem before he takes the hill again. Jul 23 - 11:53 PM
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Brandon McCarthy will test his blister during Sunday's bullpen session.

Blister issues hampered McCarthy in his last start Thursday against the Braves but he's hoping it's nothing major. If everything checks out on Sunday, he should get the nod Tuesday against Minnesota. If the blister is still bugging him, the Dodgers would likely pivot to Kenta Maeda.
Jul 22 - 8:57 PM

Brandon McCarthy surrendered six runs on nine hits over four innings in Thursday's loss to the Braves.

The Dodgers have looked like an unstoppable freight train this season, but that train slowed for at least one night. A three-run fourth inning knocked McCarthy out of the game, with the key blow coming in the form of a two-run homer by Kurt Suzuki. McCarthy struck out five and walked one in the dismal showing. He will try for better times in a home start against the Twins next time he takes to the mound. The veteran right-hander will carry a 3.84 ERA and 1.23 WHIP into that one.
Jul 21 - 1:10 AM

Brandon McCarthy surrendered four runs in 4 2/3 innings against the Marlins on Friday.

The Dodgers grabbed the lead in the top of the fifth inning, but McCarthy gave up three runs in the bottom of the frame before being pulled. This was just the second time in his last nine starts that he gave up more than two earned runs. He’ll attempt to rebound against the Braves in his next outing.
Jul 14 - 10:33 PM

Brandon McCarthy allowed two runs -- one earned -- over six innings in a no-decision Saturday against the Royals.

McCarthy was sharp in his first start since a stint on the disabled list due to right knee tendinitis, scattering six hits and two walks over his six innings of work. Unfortunately for the tall drink of water, his bullpen wasn't able to hold onto the lead he handed them, leaving him out of the decision. Even so, it was a strong end to a very strong first half for the 34-year-old, who remains 6-3 with a 3.12 ERA and 1.13 WHIP at the break.
Jul 9 - 12:30 AM

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

McCarthy will return to start on Saturday against the Royals. The right-hander has been fantastic when on the hill, posting a 3.25 ERA and 1.11 WHIP across 72 innings in his 13 starts.
Jul 8 - 3:25 PM

Brandon McCarthy (knee) is scheduled to start for the Dodgers on Saturday against the Royals.

McCarthy made it through a four-inning simulated game Monday without issue and will return to the Dodgers' rotation this weekend after missing two weeks with tendinitis in his right knee. The veteran starter holds a shiny 3.25 ERA and 1.11 WHIP in 72 innings (13 starts) this season with Los Angeles.
Jul 4 - 6:31 PM

Brandon McCarthy (knee) will throw a four-inning simulated game Monday.

McCarthy won't return from the disabled list early this week when first eligible, but perhaps he'll be cleared for activation if he gets through Monday's appearance with no issues. The righty holds a 3.25 ERA and 1.11 WHIP across 13 starts this season.
Jul 2 - 2:35 PM

Brandon McCarthy (knee) has yet to resume throwing off a mound.

The Dodgers initially said that McCarthy should be activated when his 10 days are up or shortly after, but it looks like that plan has been scrapped. He'll have to throw at least one bullpen session, then a simulated game and then likely a rehab game before coming back. McCarthy is on the DL with a knee injury, but the move was made more than anything else because he dealt with the "yips" during his last outing. Manager Dave Roberts said Thursday that McCarthy is mentally "in a good place."
Jun 30 - 11:49 AM

Dodgers placed RHP Brandon McCarthy on the 10-day disabled list with right knee tendinitis.

McCarthy spent time on the DL earlier this season with a knee issue, as well, but this move could be in response to him having a bit of the "yips" during Sunday's start versus the Rockies. Either way, he's expected back when first eligible or shortly after. Kenta Maeda should get at least one additional start now after Tuesday's scheduled outing.
Jun 26 - 7:55 PM

Brandon McCarthy surrendered five runs (four earned) on four hits over three innings while taking a no-decision in Sunday's win over the Rockies.

McCarthy allowed three runs in the second inning and two more in the third. He struck out two and walked four on the afternoon. Up next on the docket, a road date with the Padres. He will carry a 3.25 ERA and 1.11 WHIP into that one as he looks to bounce back from Sunday's shaky affair.
Jun 25 - 8:46 PM

Brandon McCarthy allowed just four hits and a walk over six scoreless innings in a win Tuesday against the Mets.

McCarthy didn't need it, but the Dodgers offense posted a 10-0 lead before he headed off for the showers after 95 pitches. It was his first victory since May 27, a span of four starts, although he had been pitching well and hadn't received the support. The Dodgers posted just seven runs for him over his past three outings, so the windfall of support was a pleasant change.
Jun 21 - 2:56 AM

Brandon McCarthy gave up one run on three hits in 5 1/3 innings against the Indians on Wednesday.

It was a smooth outing for McCarthy despite the fact he didn't strike anyone out in the ballgame. The only run he allowed came home on a Michael Brantley sacrifice fly in the sixth inning. McCarthy did not receive a decision in this game and remains 5-3 with a nice 3.14 ERA in 11 starts. He currently lines up for two starts next week but the Dodgers frequently tinker with the order of their rotation, so keep that in mind when setting fantasy lineups over the weekend.
Jun 15 - 12:46 AM

Brandon McCarthy allowed two earned runs, three hits and two walks with four strikeouts over seven innings in a loss against the Nationals on Tuesday.

McCarthy threw 59 of his 87 pitches for strikes in the quality start but he was on the short end of the pitcher's duel with Max Scherzer. McCarthy has dropped back-to-back starts and decisions for the first time this season after firing out of the chute with a 5-1 record and 3.28 ERA.
Jun 7 - 4:10 AM

Brandon McCarthy (blister) is expected to make his next scheduled start Tuesday versus the Nationals after throwing a bullpen session Sunday.

McCarthy was pulled from his last outing after four innings in part due to a blister on his right index finger, but the situation appears to be manageable. The righty has been very good this season, but he's got a tough matchup in his one scheduled start for the upcoming week. That combined with the blister issue makes McCarthy an iffy fantasy start.
Jun 4 - 1:04 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2Austin Barnes
1B1Cody Bellinger
2Adrian Gonzalez
3Rob Segedin
2B1Logan Forsythe
2Chase Utley
SS1Corey Seager
3B1Justin Turner
LF1Chris Taylor
2Franklin Gutierrez
3Andre Ethier
4Andrew Toles
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
3Trayce Thompson
RF1Yasiel Puig
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Rich Hill
3Alex Wood
4Hyun-Jin Ryu
5Brandon McCarthy
6Kenta Maeda
7Scott Kazmir
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Pedro Baez
3Brandon Morrow
4Adam Liberatore
5Luis Avilan
6Chris Hatcher
7Grant Dayton
8Ross Stripling
9Yimi Garcia
10Brock Stewart
11Josh Fields