Friday, May 01, 2015
Didn't we just grab De La Rosa off the waiver wire? Wait, that was another De La Rosa. But Rubby used to be a Dodger. So we dropped one DLR for another DLR, all told. In any event, Rubby will rub down a baseball and take on Carlos Frias, who will try to make his case for replacing Brandon McCarthy in the rotation, who has been moved to the 1,492-day DL.
This is only the third big league start for Frias. In his debut start last season, he threw six scoreless innings against the Nats. But his next start at Coors Field was a disaster as he couldn't make it out of the first inning against the Rockies. One might consider this the rubber match for seeing what Frias has as a starter. One might also say he has blown hot and frio, but that would be bad even for the SoSG pun-sphere.
Three-game series and our defense of the BWHT begins now!