As it stands right now, the Dodgers are a season high 4.5 games up in the NL West! They are 67-52.
There are currently 8 Dodgers players on the DL.
Josh Beckett is on the 15-day DL with a left hip impingement and a groin strain. His hip problems are what landed him on the DL back in July. Don Mattingly said that he thinks that Josh will be able to pitch again this year.
Chris Perez is on the 15-day DL with bone spurs in his right ankle. He was placed on the DL on August 4th and the date he will return to the active roster is unknown.
Paco Rodriguez is on the 15-day DL with a Teres Major strain. It’s the same lower shoulder strain that Clayton Kershaw had earlier in the season. Paco hopes to be back before September 1st.
Hanley Ramirez is on the 15-day DL with a right oblique strain. It is hopeful that Hanley will be ready to be activated as soon as he is eligible.
Onelki Garcia is on the 60-day DL, recovering from a left elbow surgery he had last year in November. He has been on the DL since mid March. The date of his return is unknown.
Paul Maholm is on the 60-day DL with a torn ACL in his right knee. He is scheduled to have surgery on August 15th.
Chad Billingsley had season ending surgery on June 24th to repair a partially torn flexor tendon in his right elbow. He had Tommy John surgery last year and suffered two setbacks during his rehab from Tommy John. CBills is out for the season.
Chris Withrow is out for the season after having Tommy John surgery on June 3rd.
The Dodgers have acquired two pitchers recently.
Roberto Hernandez was acquired from the Phillies. In his seven starts before he became a Dodger, he went 3-3 with a 2.85 ERA. He made his first start with the Dodgers on August 8th against the Brewers. Hernandez pitched 6 innings, allowed 3 hits and 2 runs with a 3.83 ERA. The Dodgers lost 9-3.
Kevin Correia was acquired from the Twins. He is 5-13 with a 4.94 ERA so far this season. He makes his first start with the Dodgers tonight against the Braves.
The Dodgers begin a four game series in Atlanta tonight, then head back to LA to play the Brewers, Padres and Mets for three games each.
By the way, just a random thought.. let’s hear it for the bubble parties! They make me happy.
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