Julio Urias will start for the Dodgers next week after facing the Washington Nationals on Wednesday at Dodger Stadium.
“He’s earned the right to keep going, and we’re looking forward to that start tomorrow,” manager Dave Roberts said. “He’ll make the next one after that. He’ll for sure get one more. We’ll continue to evaluate.”
Carlos Frias and Mike Bolsinger are unavailable to take the open spot in the rotation Friday in Pittsburgh. But Roberts would not say who will start that game.
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Dusty Baker, the former Dodgers outfielder and current Washington Nationals manager, was asked to share his memories of Vin Scully growing up in Riverside. Here was Baker’s riff:
Vin Scully won’t be in the booth for tonight’s game as he rests a sore throat. Charley Steiner and Orel Hershiser will provide play-by-play and color on SportsNet LA, and Rick Monday and Kevin Kennedy will call the game on AM 570.
Scully is listed as day-to-day.
Clayton Kershaw improved to 11-1 against the Washington Nationals on Monday. (Getty Images)
Clayton Kershaw earned his paycheck Monday in a 4-1 Dodgers win over the Washington Nationals.
The box score is here.
Zach Lee is looking forward to his new opportunity in the Mariners organization.
The Dodgers went 5-1 in their six games prior to today, only to lose a half-game in the National League West standings. The Giants’ eight-game winning streak ended Monday with a 1-0 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates, so the Dodgers within 5 ½ games of first place. They’re six games over .500 for the first time all season.
Pitcher Bailey Ober, the Dodgers’ 23rd-round draft pick, will return to the College of Charleston for his redshirt junior season.
From the school’s official athletic department website:
Ober, a 2016 All-CAA second team selection, underwent Tommy John surgery in 2015 and returned to lead the CofC pitching staff with 96 strikeouts in 97 innings in 2016. The Charlotte, N.C., native is 17-7 with a 2.47 ERA in his career at College of Charleston. The Dodgers selected him with the 701st overall pick in the 23rd round.
“I am thankful to the Dodgers organization for selecting me,” Ober said. “However, I have two years of eligibility left and want to help lead the Cougars to Omaha and hopefully improve my position in the draft.”
The Dodgers are believed to have come to an agreement with 22 of their 42 draft picks.