Who should start for the Dodgers on Thurdsay?
will start for the Dodgers today in the first game of a three-game series in San Francisco against the Giants (7 p.m., SportsNet LA). Brett Anderson starts Wednesday. Clayton Kershaw
Thursday’s starter remains TBA as of this writing.
It might be
, but Zack Greinke was weighing his options from the minor-league ranks over the weekend. The last time the Dodgers needed a fifth starter was last Tuesday. Don Mattingly got the call at the last minute. Huff David Huff gave up four runs in four innings against what was supposed to be a matchup-friendly Seattle Mariners lineup, then was designated for assignment after the game.
So the decision on Thursday is far from straightforward, particularly if Mattingly is intent on giving Greinke an extra day of rest. The poll question is up. read on for a bit more on each candidate:
Dodgers pitcher said he went to bed Tuesday night believing he would start for Triple-A Oklahoma City on Wednesday. Carlos Frias
Frias learned Wednesday morning that he had been recalled to take the roster spot of pitcher
, who was designated for assignment after Tuesday’s game. He flew from Oklahoma City to Los Angeles and did not arrive until 4:30 p.m. He wasn’t able to stretch with his teammates on the field. David Huff
“Very long day,” he said.
Thursday, Frias was optioned back to Triple-A.
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Dodgers pitcher Chad Gaudin, third from left, speaks with head athletic trainer Stan Conte about a “tweak” sensation in his right biceps area. (Associated Press photo)
When Hyun-Jin Ryu’s first start of the season for the Dodgers was
jeopardized by shoulder inflammation
figured to be among the top candidates to make a spot start if needed.