The Dodgers have won seven straight games, and can do no wrong.
Who knows. One of these days, Hyun-Jin Ryu might even pitch.
Pitchers Brandon Beachy, Brandon League and Hyun-Jin Ryu are working their way back from injuries right now, and the three converged on the outfield grass at Dodger Stadium on Sunday morning. Here’s a snippet of video shot just after League retreated to the clubhouse:
Beachy, who’s coming back from Tommy John surgery, is at the front of this pack. He’s doing long toss from a crow-hop from left-center to the left-field line.
League, who is recovering from a shoulder ailment, threw from about 80-90 feet at what I would describe as “medium intensity” — hard for a sports writer, soft for a major league pitcher.
Ryu had a more leisurely day throwing up to 90 feet.
None of the three is expected to pitch in a professional game this month.
Update (10:30 a.m.): Ryu said he threw curveballs and changeups from flat ground, but won’t be cleared to throw them off a mound until he makes more progress in his long-toss routine.
David Huff will make his Dodgers debut Tuesday and start against the Seattle Mariners, according to the club’s game notes.
Huff, a Huntington Beach native and former UCLA standout, hasn’t started a major league game since 2013 with the New York Yankees. He pitched three innings out of the bullpen four days ago in his only appearance at Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Huff is not currently on the Dodgers’ 40-man roster and will need to be added prior to the game. Since there is open spot on the 40-man, this will not cost anyone a roster spot.