DENVER >> Dodgers pitcher Carlos Frias became the first pitcher in the modern era to allow 10 hits while getting less than three outs Wednesday. The Dodgers are trailing the Colorado Rockies 9-0 in the third inning.
Frias, starting in place of injured left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu, allowed 10 hits and six runs in two-thirds of an inning before he was relieved by Scott Elbert.
Prior to the game, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly complimented Frias’ willingness to attack the strike zone.
“He’s not afraid to go out there and throw it over,” Mattingly said. “Early on he gave up a couple homers. He went right back out there and was still on the attack. He doesn’t seem to be afraid at all. He tends to be fearless.”
Frias did not walk a batter.
Other than that, he did exactly the opposite of what the manager was looking for:
Frias threw 38 pitches. All were four-seam fastballs or cut fastballs.
The Rockies had never scored eight runs in the first inning of a game in their 22-year history.
Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu, center, will get an MRI on his left shoulder Monday in Los Angeles. (Associated Press photo)
SAN FRANCISCO >> Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu met with team physician Dr. Neal ElAttrache here Saturday, one day after inflammation in his left shoulder forced him to leave the Dodgers’ 9-0 loss
to the San Francisco Giants after one inning.
ElAttrache ordered an MRI on Ryu’s left shoulder, and the pitcher wait until Monday in Los Angeles to get that done.
“They could’ve done the MRI (here) but they weren’t confident — the regular Giants guys were gone,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said.
SAN FRANCISCO >> Paco Rodriguez threw a 25-pitch simulated game Friday at AT&T Park, a necessary step before he can be added to the Dodgers’ active roster.
Rodriguez, sidelined since August 3 due to a strained left teres major muscle, faced nine batters:
From the Associated Press:
A South Florida man has been arrested for his alleged role in a smuggling venture that brought Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig out of Cuba, according to court records.
The records show Gilberto Suarez is scheduled to make an initial appearance Thursday in Miami federal court on a charge of alien smuggling. Suarez was arrested Wednesday and it wasn’t immediately clear if he had an attorney.
The indictment against Suarez remained sealed before the hearing, but a civil lawsuit filed in Miami against Puig contains details about him.
Those documents describe Suarez as one of the Miami-based men who financed Puig’s 2012 trip by boat from Cuba to Isla Mujeres, a fishing village near Cancun, Mexico. The initial price for the trip was $250,000, then was raised by the smugglers to $400,000.
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The Dodgers made three errors on a single play in the sixth inning of Monday’s game against the San Diego Padres.
The Dodgers placed right-hander Josh Beckett on the 60-day disabled list Saturday, a move that was an obvious one after Beckett told reporters Friday his season and possibly his career was over because of a hip injury. The club also selected the contract of outfielder Roger Bernadina from triple-A Albuquerque.
Dodgers center fielder Yasiel Puig sat out Saturday’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks because of a stomach ailment. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Joc Pederson, rather than Andre Either, would replace Puig.
“More than anything Yasiel is not feeling good today,” Mattingly said, explaining Puig’s absence from the starting lineup. “He’s going to have an IV. There’s something going on with his stomach, so we’ll see how that goes.
“It’s opportunity for Joc to do his thing. We don’t want to force him into the lineup or anything else. But it’s an opportunity for him. I think he has a chance to help us. It’s a great experience for him, more than anything. Hopefully, he can help us win some games.”
Pederson went into Saturday’s game hitting .222 (2 for 9) in his first four games in the big leagues after a stellar season in the minor leagues.
The Dodgers have acquired veteran right-hander Justin Germano from the Texas Rangers for future considerations, Rangers vice president of communications John Blake wrote on Twitter.
The 32-year-old from Claremont had started 21 games for Round Rock of the Pacific Coast League and posted a 4.51 earned-run average. Germano has been assigned from Round Rock to Albuquerque.
The Dodgers lost Triple-A right-hander Stephen Fife to Tommy John surgery on Wednesday, ruling him out for the remainder of this season and likely 2015 as well. The Dodgers can transfer Fife to the 60-day disabled list in order to make room for Germano on their 40-man roster.
Germano has pitched 96 major-league games for seven different teams in a career that began in 2004. He’s 10-30 with a 5.40 ERA in his career.
MILWAUKEE–Darwin Barney’s flight landed here at 5 a.m. Sunday. A new uniform was waiting for him at Miller Park with number 30 on his back. A new position was waiting for him, too.
Barney, a second baseman for most of his professional life, might need to help the Dodgers more at shortstop — one of two positions (along with third base) he was asked to learn at Triple-A Albuquerque. Hanley Ramirez strained his right oblique muscle in the batting cage Friday and was placed on the 15-day disabled list for the first time this season, retroactive to Saturday.
Ramirez underwent an MRI scan Sautrday. Results have not been made available to the media.
Barney said he’s comfortable playing shortstop. He played three innings Saturday night in Las Vegas with Albuquerque, then flew out at 11:30 pm.
Kevin Correia, who was traded to the Dodgers on Saturday night, leads the American League in losses with 13. (Getty Images)
The Dodgers acquired right-handed pitcher Kevin Correia from the Minnesota Twins late Saturday in exchange for a player to be named or cash considerations.
The Dodgers are expected to make a corresponding 40-man roster move later tonight.
“Kevin gives us an additional option as a starter or long reliever,” Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti said in a statement. “He also supplies us with more veteran pitching depth for the stretch drive.”