In some ways, Joc Pederson is still learning. But on Thursday, a scheduled day off for the Dodgers, Pederson will be teaching at the inaugural Joc Pederson Baseball ProCamp, to be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the Edward R. Roybal Learning Center in Los Angeles.
Rich Hill won’t start Friday night, and Brandon McCarthy is questionable for Saturday, as problems with the Dodgers’ veteran starting pitchers continue.
With Rich Hill’s Dodgers debut delayed yet again due to blisters, Ross Stripling will take the mound for Los Angeles against Ivan Nova and the Pirates on Friday in Los Angeles.
X-rays for Corey Seager’s right wrist came back negative following a hit-by-pitch in the sixth inning during the Dodgers’ 6-2 loss to the Phillies on Wednesday.
The late innings of the Dodgers’ 6-2 loss to the Phillies found the team in a Twilight Zone compared to the performances fans have come to expect from around the roster.
The Dodgers’ visit to first place was brief, as Freddy Galvis slugged a three-run homer and pinch-hitter Ryan Howard added a three-run double Wednesday in the Phillies’ 6-2 win that snapped the Dodgers’ four-game win streak and dropped them back into second place one day after catching the Giants.
Jeremy Hellickson and Scott Kazmir will face off at Dodger Stadium in Wednesday’s series finale between the Phillies and Dodgers.
The Dodgers’ offense kept on humming as home runs from Howie Kendrick, Yasmani Grandal and Justin Turner powered them to a 9-3 win over the Phillies on Tuesday night. With the Giants falling, 2-0, in Miami, the Dodgers moved into a tie for first place in the National League West.
The Dodgers placed Scott Van Slyke on the disabled list with right wrist irritation on Tuesday and recalled infielder Chris Taylor from Triple-A Oklahoma City to replace Van Slyke on the bench.
Pregame workouts on Tuesday did nothing to clarify the Dodgers’ starting-pitching plans for the weekend series with the Pirates.
A recent X-ray revealed that Trayce Thompson’s back injury, previously described as irritation, is in fact two fractures. The Dodgers outfielder still believes that he will be able to return in September.