Jimmy Rollins runs the bases after hitting a solo home run in the first inning off Rockies pitcher Eddie Butler on Friday. (Michael Owen Baker/Staff photographer)
Would the real Clayton Kershaw
and/or Jimmy Rollins please stand up?
If you’re a Dodgers fan, you can only hope that what you saw Friday was the real deal. Kershaw struck out 10 batters in 6 ⅔ innings; Rollins went 4 for 5 and finished a triple shy of the cycle. The bullpen held on for a 6-4 win over the Rockies.
Carl Crawford hasn’t played since he strained an oblique muscle April 27 and still hasn’t resumed baseball activites in more than two weeks since. (Associated Press photo)
I asked a stupid question today, which isn’t unusual. The stupid question elicited an interesting answer, which is also not unusual. It’s one of the great paradoxes of my profession.
Hyun-Jin Ryu hasn’t thrown off a mound since his last bullpen two weeks ago. (Associated Press photo)
Friday marks two weeks since the last time Hyun-Jin Ryu threw off a mound, and he has no timetable to resume.
“We’re in the question mark phase,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said.
Ryu has spent the entire season on the disabled list as he recovers from a bout of inflammation in his left shoulder. Ryu had begun throwing fairly regularly in April until his last bullpen, when the injury caused enough pain for the Dodgers to order him to stop throwing for a few days. A few days has now become two weeks.