Clayton Kershaw is on his way to Denver. He will be officially recalled from Double-A Jacksonville tomorrow, with a corresponding move to come at that time. Jason Johnson was supposed to pitch tomorrow night, and the fact he wasn’t even on the 40-man roster until his contract was purchased from Vegas on Friday would at least SEEM to suggest he might be the odd man out. But let me stress that I am NOT hearing that from any little birdies or anything like that. I’m just guessing. And don’t forget that Johnson basically saved the Dodgers’ bacon with his three innings out of the pen on Friday night.
Here’s tonight’s lineup. Nomar is sitting, despite the fact he has 14 hits in his past 42 at-bats since coming off the DL on July 4. Dylan Hernandez and I tried to talk to him about sitting tonight and the fact he seems so comfortable back at SS, but he wasn’t in much of a mood to talk. Probably has something to do with sitting in the middle of a hot streak, but we asked him that point blank and he didn’t bite, so again, I’m just speculating.