The Dodgers needed nearly every one of their seven home runs to beat the Cincinnati Reds 18-9 on Monday. The box score is here.
Ross Stripling was in the clubhouse Monday and figures to take Brett Anderson‘s place in the rotation if needed.
Julio Urias‘ six shutout innings provided a big relief in the Dodgers’ 4-0 win over the Reds. The box score is here.
Urias’ innings workload hasn’t hindered his performance, though it’s unclear if he’ll be allowed to start every fifth day.
Bud Norris returned from the 15-day disabled list Friday, only to get shelled by the Cincinnati Reds for six runs in a 9-2 Dodgers loss. The box score is here.
A successful 78-pitch simulated game left Rich Hill feeling ready to make his Dodgers debut on Wednesday against the San Francisco Giants. Clayton Kershaw will try throwing off a mound Saturday for the first time since July.
Maikel Franco‘s two-run home run off Grant Dayton lifted the Philadelphia Phillies to a 5-4 win over the Dodgers. The box score is here.
Andrew Friedman offered a glowing report on Yasiel Puig‘s progress in Triple-A.