The Dodgers hit four home runs last night? Great, let's talk about pitching.
- Jon Weisman at Dodger Thoughts has written two excellent articles contextualizing Dodger pitching: Beating a dead horse about innings by Dodger starting pitchers and Putting Dodger innings pitched in context.
- Eric Milton will be activated from the disabled list to pitch tonight's game. (LA Times)
- To make room for Milton, Cory Wade was sent to triple-A Albuquerque. (LA Times)
- Scott Elbert was promoted to Albuquerque on Wednesday and pitched a gem on Thursday. (Ken Gurnick's blog, Dodgers.com)
- Jason Schmidt followed Elbert's performance in Albuquerque with a gem of his own last night: 7 2/3 scoreless innings, 104 pitches, seven strikeouts. (Dodger Thoughts)
- Josh Lindblom was also promoted to Albuquerque. Are the Dodgers stocking the Isotopes with trade bait? (Diamond Notes)
- Will Ohman has tendinitis in his throwing arm and has been shut down. (Daily News blog)
- Claudio Vargas will be activated by July 2 and will be used as a long reliever and spot starter, à la Jeff Weaver. (True Blue LA)
- Eric Stults began his rehab yesterday with the single-A Inland Empire 66ers, going three innings. (Dodger Thoughts)