SAN DIEGO — Sunday’s game between the San Francisco Giants and Colorado Rockies was postponed due to rain. That means the Giants will reset their rotation for the three-game series at Dodger Stadium beginning Monday.
Writes Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News:
The immediate impact: Tim Lincecum will slide back a day to start Monday’s series opener at Dodger Stadium. And as a result, there will be a rematch between Madison Bumgarner and Clayton Kershaw on Tuesday. The only pitching decision still to be made was whether to skip Ryan Vogelsong or start him on Wednesday and let him try to build off the positive momentum of his last start against the Dodgers at home.
That also means Andre Ethier will be in the starting lineup with a right-handed pitcher starting tomorrow. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said prior to Sunday’s game at Petco Park that he would sit Ethier, a left-handed hitter, against the left-handed Bumgarner.
Brett Anderson is scheduled to start Monday for the Dodgers and Zack Greinke on Wednesday.
The Dodgers signed Mike Carp to a minor-league contract and assigned him to Triple-A Oklahoma City. (Getty Images)
Sunday’s smattering of Dodgers transactions created a significant ripple effect at Triple-A.
Hyun-Jin Ryu threw his first bullpen since spring training on Sunday. (Associated Press photo)
SAN DIEGO — Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu
threw 20 pitches, all fastballs, in his first bullpen session since spring training today at Petco Park.
“It’s kind of what I expected,” Ryu said through an interpreter. “I didn’t throw hard.
Ryu is expected to throw from a mound again Tuesday in Los Angeles.
The Dodgers shut down Ryu in late March, about a month ago, after the pitcher received an anti-inflammatory injection in his shoulder. The timetable for his return was deliberately vague. “At least a month” was the initial estimate.
Well, it took a month for Ryu to even get off a mound. Neither he nor the team is giving an estimated timetable for his return, not even in a minor-league rehab assignment.
“I know it’s been over a month, but I don’t think that’s been too long of a time to be impatient,” Ryu said.
Manager Don Mattingly said that Ryu “hasn’t missed a beat. It’s just a matter of him getting strong. He threw almost 90 throws today with his toss, throwing, plus the bullpen. We’re building him up and he hasn’t had any problems at this point.”