Pedro Martinez endorses Alex Wood going to the bullpen.

Alex Wood said today that he is preparing to pitch out of the bullpen in Games 1 through 3 of the National League Division Series against the New York Mets, and maybe beyond.

Pedro Martinez endorses this idea.

The Hall of Fame pitcher, speaking on a conference call with other TBS broadcasters on Wednesday morning, was thinking along the same lines of the Dodgers’ staff for their middle relief innings.

“I think they have to pull one of those starters that is used to pitching in those middle innings to try to get righties and lefties out,” Martinez said. “If they can pull one of those starters, they can build a bridge to get to (closer Kenley) Jansen.”

Martinez is a studio analyst for TBS, which holds the right to the entire first round of National Legaue games. The network assigned Ernie Johnson, Ron Darling, Cal Ripken and reporter Sam Ryan to the Dodgers-Mets series.

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Clayton Kershaw over Zack Greinke for the Cy Young Award? Here’s one case.

Clatyon Kershaw Zack Greinke

Dodgers starters Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw each make a strong case to win the National League Cy Young Award. (Associated Press photo)

Cliff Corcoran of SportsIllustrated.com regularly lays out his case for who should win each of the major BBWAA awards in each league as the season progresses. I point out his column today because, 1, the Dodgers aren’t playing and 2, he has Clayton Kershaw ahead of Zack Greinke in his hypothetical National League Cy Young Award vote.

The third reason I recommend it: It contains a rather convincing argument.

(For the record, I do not have an NL Cy Young vote this year.)

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Dodgers’ Kiké Hernandez replies to Kelly Osbourne’s racist remark on Twitter.

PHILADELPHIA — I didn’t have to ask Dodgers utilityman Kiké Hernandez for his thoughts on this comment Kelly Osbourne dropped on The View today:

Hernandez responded himself via Twitter:

Hernandez is Puerto Rican. The tweet had been retweeted and favorited more than 1,000 times by the first pitch of Tuesday’s game between the Dodgers and Philadelphia Phillies.

Osbourne posted this statement on Facebook not long after Hernandez posted his.

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