The Dodgers placed Paco Rodriguez on the 15-day disabled list with a left elbow strain and recalled Matt West from Triple-A Oklahoma City. (Getty Images)
ST. LOUIS — Paco Rodriguez had a locker full of clothes in the visitors’ clubhouse at Busch Stadium, but he wasn’t there Sunday morning. So we were denied the chance to ask him about going on the 15-day disabled list with what the team is calling a strained left elbow.
Right-hander Matt West is up from Triple-A and wearing number 76. West is available out of the bullpen today; manager Don Mattingly described the 26-year-old as a possible multi-inning pitcher with a “live arm and good stuff.” That’s better than a dead arm, of course, and it seems Rodriguez might have one of those.
Scott Van Slyke douses Alex Guerrero after Guerrero hit a walk-off single to win their game against the Mariners, 6-5 in 10 innings Monday. (Hans Gutknecht/Staff photographer)
There were two games tonight at Dodger Stadium.
The first couple paragraphs of my game story quickly reflect that. The story for the early editions focuses on the ball flying out of Dodger Stadium — four home runs for the Mariners, one for the Dodgers — and the fact that this has been happening since Opening Day.
Corey Seager drew a walk and flew out to the warning track in the Dodgers’ 2-2 tie with the Colorado Rockies. (Getty Images)
GLENDALE, Ariz. — The Dodgers tied the Colorado Rockies today, 2-2. It was their third tie in their last four Cactus League games. Corey Seager interrupted the streak with a game-winning double in the bottom of the ninth inning Sunday to beat the Milwaukee Brewers. Otherwise, the Dodgers would be looking at four ties in a row. As I told someone at the ballpark today, I thought I was finished covering hockey.
The box score from today’s game is here. Some postgame thoughts:
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Someone asked me today what (or who) is the “story of camp.” There might be a few contenders, and I’ll get to those in a minute.
Something every club is trying to square away this time of year is its contracts with players who have 0 to 3 years’ service time. I’m told the Dodgers have finalized those, though I’m not sure when the ink dried on the last of them.
Seventeen players on the Dodgers’ 40-man roster fall into this group: