Jason Schmidt is on the mound in today’s game against the Pads. A little bit of a surprise because we’d been told Eric Stults was going to be throwing today. Instead he’s throwing in a minor league game over in Peoria. That doesn’t mean he’s been sent down though. Basically with a week to go in spring training, the Dodgers wanted both of them to get some time and this was essentially Schmidt’s last opportunity to throw against major league hitters.
And, for the first time this spring, the Dodgers have their entire starting lineup on the field. It’s been close the last two days, but Casey Blake was gone while his wife was was giving birth to their fourth child.