About J.P. Hoornstra

J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.

Game 39: Good news for people who love bad news.

SAN FRANCISCO — What would you like first, the bad news or the bad news?

The Dodgers are bracing for Hyun-Jin Ryu’s season to be officially over once he has surgery tomorrow.

The Giants can sweep the Dodgers for the second time this season if Madison Bumgarner beats Clayton Kershaw tomorrow. Wednesday’s box score is here.

So yeah, tomorrow should be fun.

Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu to have shoulder surgery Thursday. Update.

Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu will undergo left shoulder surgery tomorrow. The arthroscopic surgery will be performed by team physician Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles.

The team did not offer further details on the specific nature of the surgery because it won’t be known until tomorrow. That includes both the type of procedure and the timetable for recovery.

Still, manager Don Mattingly said Wednesday that he doesn’t anticipate Ryu will be back before the season ends. Here’s more from the manager:


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Game 38: A revealing loss appears at the end of Hyun-Jin Ryu/Hector Olivera Day.

Carlos Frias

Carlos Frias matched a career high with six innings pitched and lowered his ERA to 2.55 in the Dodgers’ 2-0 loss to the San Francisco Giants. (Associated Press photo)

SAN FRANCISCO — When we reflect on today in the coming weeks and months, we probably won’t remember the Dodgers losing 2-0 to the San Francisco Giants. We’ll probably remember Hector Olivera passing a physical (particularly if his elbow becomes an issue in the future) and becoming a millionaire, and Hyun-Jin Ryu going from a “question mark phase” to a “Dr. Neal ElAttrache phase.” The two storylines are potentially related, and you can read about that here.

Don’t judge the book by its cover; the game offered a couple takeaways: One, sometimes good offenses don’t score. Two, Carlos Frias is fun to watch. He’s a rookie. He’s also 24 — not as young as Joc Pederson or even Yasiel Puig, but he’s just as raw as either of them in terms of showing emotion. I explored these truths in tonight’s game story.

The box score is here.