The Dodgers selected the contract of pitcher David Huff from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Monday. (Keith Birmingham/Staff photographer)
DENVER — Left-hander David Huff and right-hander Matt West swapped places on the Dodgers’ major league and Triple-A rosters Monday. Huff is in uniform wearing number 54 and is available out of the bullpen for tonight’s game against the Colorado Rockies. West was optioned to Oklahoma City after he was recalled, but did not pitch, Sunday against the St. Louis Cardinals.
DENVER — One of these days, the Dodgers will go on a road trip and I won’t have to relay any information about the weather forecast. Today is not that day.
The Dodgers are scheduled to play four games over the next three days here, including a doubleheader Tuesday. That’s because on their last visit to Denver the middle game of a three-game series was rained out.
Today’s game is scheduled to begin at 6:40 p.m. Mountain Time. According to weather.com, that’s about the worst possible time to attempt to begin a baseball game in downtown Denver today:
Jimmy Rollins runs the bases after hitting a solo home run in the first inning off Rockies pitcher Eddie Butler on Friday. (Michael Owen Baker/Staff photographer)
Would the real Clayton Kershaw
and/or Jimmy Rollins please stand up?
If you’re a Dodgers fan, you can only hope that what you saw Friday was the real deal. Kershaw struck out 10 batters in 6 ⅔ innings; Rollins went 4 for 5 and finished a triple shy of the cycle. The bullpen held on for a 6-4 win over the Rockies.