James McDonald with a scoreless outing

James McDonald pitched three scoreless innings against the Rockies, bouncing back after an erratic start to finish with a nice stat line: 3.0 innings, 2 H, 2 BBs, 1 HBP, 0 runs, 3 Ks

Scott Elbert is in here in the fourth inning with the Dodgers leading 5-0. The big blows came off the bats of Blake DeWitt and Xavier Paul in the top of the third. DeWitt plated two runs with a double to right field, XPaul picked up the other three with a triple to right.

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  • Marcel

    The 5th starter race is officially over. Your winner: James McDonald! Congrats, Big Game James!

  • Old Brooklyn Fan

    That’s good news. The more good news about our pitching we get, the better.
    Because we haven’t had enough of that.
    Especially when it comes to a 5th starter.

  • GScott

    Maybe they can limit his innings by having him start every fifth day for April then send him down when Schmidt is healthy and have him on a longer start cycle, like 7 days or 5 days and skip a start every month. Then if Schmidt doesn’t work out we’ll have McD for the playoff push.

  • rjthrelkeld

    GScott, I question the use of “if” in your final sentence.

  • GScott

    In all fairness, Schmidt can still be very good if he gets to where his body can rebound and he can trust himself not to break.