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Los Angeles Dodgers
San Diego Padres
Ted Lilly will make his first start of the season on Wednesday, replacing the injured Chris Capuano, who had replaced the injured Zack Greinke.
Ted Lilly will start Wednesday night’s game against the Mets, manager Don Mattingly confirmed Friday. Lilly replaces the injured Chris Capuano, who previously replaced the injured Zack Greinke.
“That’s our plan,” said Mattingly. “Obviously, he’s got to come out of the bullpen today and one more [side session], but that’s the plan.”
Though the results of his rehab starts were not necessarily good, Lilly was happy with the progression of each start.
Lilly said each of his three rehab starts was better than the previous with his delivery and ability to adjust. He said he’s looking forward to competing again in the Major Leagues for the first time since last May.
He’s back to reclaim his homer-giver-upper throne!
In all seriousness, he better be ready.
Chad Billingsley was placed on the 15-day DL with right elbow pain. Stephen Fife was recalled to replace Bills and he started in his place on Sunday.
What was once a ridiculously deep starting staff has now been decimated, with three guys injured and a fourth dealt.
Tim Federowicz was recalled for a second time to replace the injured Capuano.
One day after he left his start in the third inning against the Padres with a left calf strain, Dodgers pitcher Chris Capuano was placed on the 15-day disabled list. To take his place on the roster, the Dodgers recalled catcher Tim Federowicz from Triple-A Albuquerque.
With a trip to the American League, the Dodgers decided to bring up another bat rather than replace an arm with an arm.
Josh Wall was recalled once again, taking the place of an injured Shawn Tolleson.
Wall, who was among the final roster cuts of spring training, had a 2.08 ERA in four games with the Isotopes with one save, five strikeouts and three walks in 4⅓ innings.
The move was announced literally right before first pitch and at the time Wall was en route to Dodger Stadium, on Jackie Robinson Night.
Unfortunately, at the rate he’s going, he’ll be back down sooner than later.
Jerry Hairston Jr., who had been appealing his one-game suspension stemming from the Carlos Quentin debacle, dropped the appeal and served the suspension on Wednesday.
The Dodgers signed pitcher Anthony Ortega to a minor league deal and assigned him to AAA to replace the recently called-up Stephen Fife.
The Dodgers continue to pluck from the international pool of talent, signing RHP Osiris Ramirez (Puerto Plata), RHP Angel German, and 3B Jimy Perez (Bani).
A slew of minor-league moves also went down:
Signed: RHP Victor Arano, 2B David Compton, OF Antonio Torres
Released: RHP Danny Carela
Loaned To Mexican League: RHP Javier Solano (Monterrey), LHP Thomas Melgarejo (Saltillo), 2B Jesus Alberto Arredondo (Monclova)
Biggest name on that list is probably relief pitcher Javier Solano.
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Hint: It’s bad.
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I came to watch the Titanic sink. And then I realized, oops, it's barely out of port.
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Ellis got four hits and drove in four runs. He hit his 100th career homer in the fifth inning, then connected for a tiebreaking, three-run shot with two outs in the seventh.
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I hate games like this.
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