Rotation has turned on a dime

With that seven-inning masterpiece by Kenta Maeda last night, the Dodger starting rotation starting with Brandon McCarthy has been brilliant over the past six games.  In five of the six games, each starter has walked only one hitter with Urias having the only blemish.  That helps if you want to get more than fifteen outs per start.

Starter Outs Hits ER KK/BB
McCarthy 21 5 2 6/1
Ryu 18 5 1 3/1
Kershaw 21 6 1 7/1
Wood 18 1 0 5/1
Urias 17 4 1 4/4
Maeda 21 5 2 8/1

With the Urias start that is still 33/9 KK/BB. Without the Urias start, it is 29/5. Dang

I’m not sure where Rich Hill figures into this rotation right now but I sure wouldn’t mess with what is working.  Hill is scheduled for a rehab start next Thursday, which if all goes well could bring him back the week of May 8th. By that time who knows if Ryu/Wood/Kenta/McCarthy will have stayed hot or healthy.

Justin Turner will sit tonight and hopefully not waste a pinch-hit duty that would kill his hitting streak.  I dig hitting streaks.

Grant Dayton is back. Yeah, I love Grant Dayton. Josh Fields had to go to make room for Dayton which is too bad. Fields was nails.

Competition Notes:

Shelby Miller will undergo TJ surgery. He suffered the injury while pitching against the Dodgers last week.  The Diamondbacks could ill afford to lose a part of the rotation. For now Zack Godley will replace him in the rotation. Zach pitched well in his 2017 debut but has limited upside.

Brandon Crawford was reinstated off the bereavement list and immediately put on the 10 day DL.




  1. Yeah, sometimes baseball seems a little slow.

    Then tonight happens.


  2. 68elcamino427

    Turner adds the HR!


  3. He killed my end of April summary, but it died heroically.


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