Thursday, May 30, 2013
Oh jesus. It's Lilly tonight. We'll have to rely on him to to bring us the improbable series win. Lilly faces Jason Vargas, who has gone 4-0 in his last five starts with a 2.25 ERA. It just doesn't seem like a fair fight, does it?
Last night, the Dodger bats broke out too little, too late, but hopefully that will provide some momentum coming into tonight's game. A-Gon and Hairston have a good record facing Vargas, so we'll look to them to turn up big.
In injury news, Matt Kemp (hamstring; swing; pride) is not due to have his MRI until this afternoon, so we can assume he will definitely be out of the lineup today. Looking like Schumaker in CF unless there's a longer term injury to Kemp, then we hear the Puig/Pederson conversation amplified. On a positive note, HanRam is about to begin his rehab assignment and doesn't look too far away from a return.
The recently-floundering Gnats are playing the A's right now. It would be nice to gain some ground on them. In fact, let's get this thread going early and use it for some scoreboard watching/Gnats hating.
UPDATE: Kemp to the 15-day DL to get his groove back.
UPDATE II: AJEllis has an oblique issue and is held out, hoping not to have to go on the DL. T-Fed called up and into action.
Keep watching this space for updates as the inexplicable injuries keep piling up.