Vin Scully will not be in the broadcast booth this October. (Associated Press photo)
The Dodgers announced that Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully underwent a “recommended medical procedure” this morning and is resting comfortably. Scully will miss the postseason.
The team offered no further details, remarking only that Scully “is looking forward to returning to the Dodgers for the 2016 season, his 67th with the Dodgers.”
Last season, the 87-year-old broadcaster was relegated to radio duties for the Dodgers’ first-round series against the St. Louis Cardinals. TBS holds the television rights to the National League playoffs this year.
Joel Peralta had a 5.40 ERA on Sept. 1, but will make the Dodgers’ NLDS roster. (Getty Images)
Outfielder Justin Ruggiano and relief pitcher Joel Peralta said Thursday morning that he made the Dodgers’ National League Division Series roster, while reliever Juan Nicasio said he’s out.
The New York Mets aren’t likely to announce their 25-man roster until they can determine the health of pitcher Steven Matz, who is a candidate to start the if-necessary Game 4 at Citi Field.
Matz, who’s recovering from tightness in his left (throwing) shoulder, told reporters in New York that he felt better Wednesday after throwing a bullpen session at Citi Field.
The 24-year-old left-hander made his major league debut in June and went 4-0 with a 2.27 ERA in six starts.
Rosters are not due to MLB until 10 a.m. Friday.
The Dodgers are encouraging fans to arrive early to Dodger Stadium, with a variety of alternative transportation options available and a severe traffic advisory warning in effect.
Gates will open three hours before the first pitch of Games 1 and 2, at 3:45 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Saturday respectively. Game 2 begins at the same time as the USA-Mexico soccer match at the Rose Bowl.
Right-handed pitcher Jim Johnson allowed 21 runs in 18 2/3 innings as a Dodger. He will not be on the 25-man roster for the National League Division Series. (Getty Images)
While the Dodgers wait to release their official 25-man roster for the National League Division Series, one reliever has been ruled out for the first round of the playoffs: Jim Johnson.