The Dodgers became the second team to rally from a six-run deficit in the eighth inning to win a game this season, using Andrew Toles‘ first career grand slam to beat the Rockies 10-8. The box score is here. The photo gallery is here.
The Dodgers selected Shawn Zarraga‘s contract from Triple-A, giving them a backup catcher on the day A.J. Ellis was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies for Carlos Ruiz. Ruiz is expected to arrive in Los Angeles in time for tomorrow’s game against the Chicago Cubs.
In a corresponding move, Scott Van Slyke was transferred to the 60-day DL. Van Slyke had been on the 15-day disabled list, hoping to avoid season-ending surgery on his right wrist. Regardless of whether or not he has surgery, Van Slyke’s season is over. He is not eligible to be activated until Oct. 7, five days after the Dodgers’ final regular season game.
This is the first major league call-up for Zarraga, a 27-year-old career minor leaguer who’s shuttled between Double-A and Triple-A this season. The native of Aruba was slashing .194/.268/.222 at Oklahoma City.
Rich Hill is on the Dodgers’ active roster. Finally.
The Dodgers activated the left-hander from the 15-day disabled list, as expected, so he can make his scheduled start tonight against the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium. Hill has seen his debut performance delayed several times because of a lingering finger blister. Now, 23 days after he was acquired from the Oakland A’s in a deadline-day trade, Hill has been cleared to take the mound in a major league game.
Hill hasn’t appeared in a major league game since July 7, when he won his ninth game of the year for the Oakland A’s. He is 9-3 with a 2.25 ERA this season.
To make room for Hill on the active roster, Rob Segedin was placed on the paternity list. Players can stay on the list for up to three days, but Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said that Segedin will return tomorrow. His wife, Robin, gave birth to the couple’s first child late last night in the Los Angeles area.
That means the Dodgers will have to make another corresponding roster move tomorrow. They’ve made a transaction of some kind in 16 of 24 days already this month.
Here’s more from Roberts on Segedin:
Rob Segedin could have a long day ahead of him — but not as long as his wife Robin, who is due to give birth to the couple’s first child either tonight or early tomorrow morning in the Los Angeles area.
Rob is batting seventh and playing right field for the Dodgers tonight. He won’t be checking his phone constantly for updates — he said he gave the hospital the phone number of a Dodgers trainer.
Segedin hit his first career home run Monday in Cincinnati, then flew back to be with his wife:
Rob Segedin drove in four runs in his major league debut, setting a franchise record, and the Dodgers beat the Boston Red Sox 8-5 on Sunday. The box score is here. The photo gallery is here.