NEW YORK — Zack Greinke had more to say about Juan Uribe than his scoreless-innings streak Sunday — odd, considering how Uribe ended the Dodgers’ 3-2 loss to the Mets and Greinke’s streak ended at 45 ⅔ innings. The box score is here.
NEW YORK — Carlos Frias is scheduled to throw 50 pitches today for Single-A Rancho Cucamonga, his first minor league rehab appearance since he was sidelined with back stiffness earlier this month.
Frias was in the Dodgers’ starting rotation when he suffered the injury, but he is not guaranteed of going back into the rotation when he returns.
“It could be anywhere,” manager Don Mattingly said. “It could be in the rotation, it could be in the bullpen. You never know where Carlos could end up.”
The corresponding moves were announced last night, when pitchers Chin-Hui Tsao and Josh Ravin were optioned to Triple-A.
Garcia had one really bad outing — five batters faced, no outs — immediately after he was demoted to Oklahoma City earlier this month. In his next three outings, each lasting one inning, Garcia did not allow a run. He last pitched Thursday.
In 40 games with the Dodgers this season, Garcia has a 4.10 earned-run average and one save. He’s struck out 53 batters and walked nine in 37 ⅔ innings.