Grady had a closed-door meeting with the club before batting practice today, the primary topic of which was that each player needed to do his job individually and that no player needed to try to carry the team on his shoulders. Or something like that. He also said the floor wasn’t open for questions or comments. It was just Grady saying what he had to say, and that was it. Sounds like it might have been fairly intense, but that’s just me speculating. … Hendrickson is going back to the pen. Grady wouldn’t say who is taking his spot, except that the person isn’t presently on the active roster. That probably means Eric Stults, because Houlton won’t have been down 10 days by then, so he can’t come back to the majors unless someone goes on the DL. Here’s the lineup:
By the way, Billingsley is the first pitcher since the Dodgers moved to Los Angeles to lose consecutive 1-0 games.