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Rich Hill allowed two runs over five innings Friday in a his start against the Giants.

That's pretty much exactly the kind of tuneup the Dodgers wanted from Hill after he missed his previous turn with a blister. He'll be penciled in to start Game 2 of the NLDS after finishing the regular season with a 2.11 ERA in 20 starts.
Oct 1 - 1:45 AM

Brandon McCarthy was charged with six runs without retiring a batter in relief Friday against the Giants.

Ouch. McCarthy did pretty well in a no-decision as a starter Sunday (two runs in 5 1/3 innings), but he gave up five hits and a walk while throwing just 27 pitches tonight. The poor outing would certainly seem to take him out of contention for a spot in the NLDS roster, though he was already a long shot anyway.
Oct 1 - 1:44 AM

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts indicated Friday that Rich Hill will be on a "somewhat abbreviated" pitch count in his start against the Giants.

With the recurring blister issues that the southpaw has dealt with this season, the Dodgers simply want him to get some work in and remain healthy heading into the postseason, so don't expect him to work too deep into Friday's start. He has been outstanding on the season, compiling a 2.05 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and 125/32 K/BB ratio over 105 1/3 innings.
Sep 30 - 9:06 PM

Adrian Gonzalez is not in the Dodgers' lineup Friday.

He's sat out two straight games as the Dodgers rest him up for the postseason. Rob Segedin is at first base. Yasmani Grandal is also sitting out, as Carlos Ruiz is catching.
Sep 30 - 5:53 PM

Joc Pederson went 2-for-5 with a pair of doubles and three RBI in Thursday's win over the Padres.

Pederson notched two separate RBI doubles in this one, driving in one run with his two-bagger in the fifth inning and following that up with a two-run double in the sixth inning. He struck out in his other two at-bats. In an even 400 at-bats this season, the 24-year-old outfielder is slashing .248/.354/.500 with 25 homers, 68 RBI and 26 doubles. The triple-slash is a uniform improvement on the .210/.346/.417 mark he posted a year ago.
Sep 30 - 1:05 AM

Jose Urias kept the scoreboard clean in Thursday's no-decision against the Padres, tossing three innings of shutout ball.

The Dodgers have no need to press their starters deep into games at this juncture. In his limited action, Urias did a nice job. The youthful southpaw struck out five and walked two on the evening, surrendering just one hit over his three frames of work. In 122 innings this season, he pitched to a 3.39 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 84/31 K/BB ratio. The postseason now awaits for Urias. He could potentially start in Game 4 of the NLDS, depending on how that series against the Nationals unfolds.
Sep 30 - 12:57 AM

Corey Seager is not in the Dodgers' lineup Thursday.

The Dodgers are also resting Adrian Gonzalez, Yasmani Grandal, Chase Utley and Josh Reddick against Padres lefty Christian Friedrich. They have Charlie Culberson at shortstop, Howie Kendrick at first base, Enrique Hernandez at second and Yasiel Puig in right field.

Jose De Leon was tagged for five runs -- three earned -- in 2 1/3 innings by the Padres on Wednesday.

This probably eliminates De Leon for consideration from the postseason roster. He posted a 6.35 ERA in his four starts for the Dodgers. Still, his future is awfully promising.
Sep 29 - 2:16 AM

Adrian Gonzalez homered and doubled Wednesday in a losing cause against the Padres.

Gonzalez is going to finish with the worst slugging percentage and OPS of his career, but he did reach 90 RBI for the 10th straight season tonight. The homer was his first since Sept. 5 and just his third since his three-homer game on Aug. 22.
Sep 29 - 2:15 AM

Hyun-Jin Ryu underwent an arthroscopic left elbow debridement procedure on Wednesday.

The surgery was performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles. Prior to the procedure, Ryu had been pitching in simulated games as he attempted to work his way back from left elbow tendinitis. He is expected to be ready for the start of the 2017 season, but there's obviously nothing guaranteed here. The 29-year-old southpaw has made just one appearance over the last two years due to various shoulder, groin, and elbow injuries.
Sep 28 - 9:38 PM

Adrian Gonzalez (sinus infection) is in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Padres.

Gonzalez was lifted midway through Tuesday's contest due to a sinus infection. The ailment was not burdensome enough to require an additional day off, though. He is batting in his customary fourth spot on Wednesday.
Sep 28 - 6:34 PM

Dodgers released RHP Bud Norris.

Norris was designated for assignment last week and passed through waivers unclaimed. The 31-year-old right-hander pitched to a rough 5.10 ERA, 1.46 WHIP and 102/49 K/BB ratio across 113 innings between the Braves and Dodgers this season.
Sep 28 - 5:56 PM

Chase Utley went 2-for-3 with a solo home run in Tuesday's loss to the Padres.

Utley rocked a solo homer in the third inning. At the time, it drew the Dodgers to within 3-1. They wouldn't score again in the game. For the season, the veteran second baseman is slashing .254/.323/.396 with 13 homers and 51 RBI over 503 at-bats.
Sep 28 - 1:54 AM

Adrian Gonzalez exited Tuesday's loss to the Padres due to a sinus infection.

Gonzalez saw two at-bats before being lifted. He should be considered day-to-day moving forward, but there is little reason to believe this will cost him more than a game or two. If that.
Sep 28 - 1:50 AM

Kenta Maeda allowed three runs on three hits over four innings in Tuesday's loss to the Padres.

Maeda struck out five and walked one on the evening. All three runs on his line came home courtesy of a three-run homer by Hunter Renfroe in the first inning. He wouldn't allow another run the rest of the way. While this might outwardly seem like a short start, the Dodgers are already preparing for the playoffs, with Maeda slated to start in Game 3 of the NLDS -- no need to push his arm. First up, though, the 28-year-old right-hander will take the ball against the Giants on Sunday, in the regular-season finale. He will carry a 3.28 ERA and 1.09 WHIP (31 starts) into that one. Expect a similarly truncated outing.
Sep 28 - 1:44 AM


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