Dodgers pitcher Brett Anderson will be activated from the 15-day disabled list Thursday and start that night’s game against the Colorado Rockies.
Anderson, sidelined by a finger blister most of September, pitched a rehab game last Friday for Triple-A Oklahoma City. The left-hander allowed three hits and one run in five innings against the El Paso Chihuahuas, walking no one and striking out five. With the exception of a solo home run, he was able to limit the hard contact he allowed.
Anderson has made two major league starts after missing almost five months recovering from back surgery. He is 0-2, having recorded 12 outs and allowed 11 runs (24.75 ERA) in the games against the Pittsburgh Pirates and Cincinnati Reds.
Last year, Anderson went 10-9 with a 3.69 ERA in 31 starts for the Dodgers.
Ross Stripling is one of six different pitchers who will start for the Dodgers in a six-game stretch this week. (Associated Press photo)
Ross Stripling and Brock Stewart are scheduled to start the next two games against the Arizona Diamondbacks. That will complete a streak of four straight rookie pitchers (Kenta Maeda today, Jose De Leon yesterday) who will have started a game with the Dodgers nursing a small lead in the National League West standings.
What’s more, the Dodgers are scheduled to use a different starting pitcher in all six games they will play this week.
However, things are about to get normal. (Normal-ish, at least.) After an off-day Thursday, the Dodgers travel to Miami to kick off a 10-game road trip. Here are the probable matchups for that series:
Andrew Toles hit his first career grand slam with two outs in the ninth inning Wednesday in Colorado, lifting the Dodgers to a 10-8 win over the Rockies. (Associated Press photo)
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.
DENVER >> Dave Roberts dropped maybe his best one-liner of the season prior to the first game of today’s doubleheader between the Dodgers and Colorado Rockies.
It came up in the context of Dodgers pitcher Rich Hill, who warmed up to start Tuesday night’s game, only to see the game postponed due to rain immediately after the Rockies took the field in anticipation of the first pitch: