Dodgers go at Giants with short bench
Rich Hill needed to be activated and they conveniently used Rob Segedin paternity leave as the lever for getting Hill onto the rotation. In so doing they have shorted their bench which now consists of four players and one of those is the backup catcher who rarely gets used outside of catching.
This leaves the Dodgers Kike Hernandez, Andrew Toles, Charlie Culberson, and the aforementioned A.J. Ellis to man the Dodger bench.
Have to imagine a few pitchers will hit for themselves tonight even if they don’t remain in the game, and we will probably see a pitcher on the roster used as a pinch runner if the game is close.
That is right, Andrew Toles will be sitting today after hitting home runs on Monday and Tuesday in favor of the red hot Josh Reddick.
I’m sure that will work out, everything Dave Roberts seems to do somehow works out.