Despite off-days next Monday and Thursday, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said he will keep his starting pitchers in turn for the two-game series in Oakland next Tuesday and Wednesday.
That means Clayton Kershaw will take Tuesday’s start and Mat Latos will pitch Wednesday.
Looking ahead, the Dodgers will host the San Francisco Giants from Aug. 31 to September 2. Right now, if no pitcher skips his turn in the rotation, Kershaw and Zack Greinke will miss that series entirely.
“We haven’t set it yet,” Mattingly said of his rotation for the Giants series. “We’re just talking about it.”
The Dodgers ended their scoreless streak against the Giants after 31 innings Friday. Dodgers starter Mike Bolsinger allowed a grand slam to Buster Posey in the very next inning, and the Dodgers never led again in losing 9-4.
The box score is here. The photo gallery is here.
Former Dodgers outfielder Billy Bean, now MLB’s Ambassador For Inclusion, discussed the significance of LGBT Night at Dodger Stadium.
Juan Uribe has started three of the Dodgers’ last 13 games at third base. Alex Guerrero is starting at third today, so it will soon become three of the last 14 for Uribe.
Uribe had a 13-game hitting streak from April 15 to May 4 that raised his slash line to .279/.318/.361 for the season. Since then Guerrero and Justin Turner have taken the majority of starts while Uribe has just two hits, both singles, in 19 at-bats. He’s gone from starting third baseman to “part of the mix” to, as manager Don Mattingly said Sunday, “eh, part of our club”: