CHICAGO >> How good was the Chicago Cubs’ bullpen on Monday?
The Dodgers had two baserunners in the first inning and the final 25 batters were retired in order in a 2-0 loss. The box score is here.
A decision on Alex Guerrero‘s fate was postponed by a day.
Here’s what they were saying after the game:
Frankie Montas allowed two singles, struck out two batters, and picked off another in one inning with Triple-A Oklahoma City on Monday.
Here’s one scouting report from the broadcaster’s booth:
Montas isn’t eligible to rejoin the Dodgers before Friday because he’s on the 60-day disabled list. He had surgery to remove a rib near his right shoulder in February.
CHICAGO — Greetings from the Windy City and Happy Memorial Day.
Alex Wood (triceps) has been cleared to swing a bat, Carl Crawford (hamstring) has been cleared to start in left field, and Trayce Thompson (back) has been cleared to help the Dodgers in any capacity today, though he isn’t in the starting lineup. Good news all around for a trio of players who have dealt with injuries in the last week.
Here’s more from Dave Roberts:
Clayton Kershaw reacts to his bat grazing his neck during his first plate appearance Sunday in the Dodgers’ 4-2 win over the Mets. (Getty Images)
NEW YORK — This wasn’t how they drew it up: Clayton Kershaw was pulled mid-inning during a 2-1 game, the Mets tied it 2-2, and Jeurys Familia imploded in the ninth inning of the Dodgers’ 4-2 win. Whatever. They have momentum. The box score is here.
Hyun-Jin Ryu’s latest setback carries implications for him and the rest of the Dodgers’ starting rotation.
Here’s what Kershaw said after tonight’s game:
NEW YORK — Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu had a setback in his shoulder rehab and won’t start tomorrow for Triple-A Oklahoma City as planned.
The left-hander suffered minor shoulder soreness after his last start Wednesday and his next start will be delayed as a precaution. Ryu saw a jump in velocity (90 mph for the first time in almost two years) that contributed to the soreness.
Ryu threw four shutout innings in the game, his first ever at Triple-A. He hasn’t pitched this season as he recovers from surgery on his left shoulder labrum, performed last year.