SAN DIEGO — Dodgers pitcher Brett Anderson left his start against the San Diego Padres in the sixth inning with an apparent left leg injury.
Update (4:15 p.m.): The Dodgers say Anderson has a cramp in his left calf muscle.
SAN DIEGO — Yasmani Grandal would likely not be starting Sunday against the San Diego Padres regardless of his batting line. It’s a day game after a night game, A.J. Ellis hasn’t played in the series, and Brett Anderson (who hasn’t lost a game that Ellis has caught this season) is pitching.
As it stands, Grandal is hitless in his last 33 at-bats, including an 0-for-3 game Saturday in which he was hit by a pitch on his foot. Here’s what Dodgers manager Don Mattingly has noticed from Grandal during his slump:
The Dodgers’ recent 13-for-13 success rate stealing bases is a result of new personnel and a new intensity.
SAN DIEGO — Don Mattingly spoke to MLB Chief Baseball Officer Joe Torre today about a controversial ruling in the sixth inning of the Dodgers’ 10-7 loss to the Padres on Thursday.
In case you missed the play, and the subsequent challenge which the Dodgers lost, here it is:
Mat Latos will start for the Dodgers on Thursday in San Diego. And then?
The final three games of the four-game series at Petco Park are still up in the air. One start will probably go to right-hander Mike Bolsinger, who was recalled from Triple-A on Tuesday and hasn’t pitched for the Dodgers since July 29.
Update (11:00 p.m.): Bolsinger will start Friday.
“We’ve been wanting to slip him into the rotation to either move somebody forward or to give someone an extra day, but we haven’t really decided an exact day or anything like that,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. “Just if somebody needs a blow, kind of looking at all our guys individually and what’s best for them.”
Bolsinger has taken batting practice with the Dodgers’ starting pitchers. His next start is a question of if, not when. Bolsinger has faced the Padres twice this year. He hurled eight shutout innings at Dodger Stadium in May. In June, he allowed two runs in 4 ⅔ innings.
Bolsinger has a 2.83 ERA in 16 starts for the Dodgers this season.