Tonight at about 7pm PDT, the Dodgers will split into two squads. Half will stay home at Camelback Ranch and take on the Seattle Mariners. The other half will travel to the Padres Spring Training field.
Meanwhile, here are some notes of recent goings on:
- Yasiel Puig got himself thrown out of a Spring Training game, because he’s still not quite right in the head. The Beav (and likely Wally and others) think that should give us a poor outlook on his ability to right himself in the 2017 season.
- Sergio Romo has a stiff back. That’s never a good thing for a baseball player, especially a pitcher.
- Andre Ethier is coming back from “a sore hip”. Reports are that he will start for one of the two squads tonight, either in left field or as a designated hitter. I’ll put in my #Ethier_Bingo entry right now – he’ll be the starting DH against the Mariners, and be replaced in the fifth inning.
- Scott Kazmir is still a long way from coming back.
- Hyun-Jin Ryu and Julio Urias will not have enough time to get ready for Opening Day, for different reasons. Ryu is still coming back from his many injuries, and still working up his strength. Hopefully, he will get there. Urias is being held back by the FAZ front office, so they don’t overuse him before the time we really need his skills – in the playoffs.
- Brandon McCarthy had a decent showing this week, but our own trublu4ever thinks he will only start three games for the Dodgers in the 2017 official (non-ST) season. That’s what happens when you sign up an often-injured pitcher.
- Brock Brock Stewart has a sore throwing shoulder.
- The Dodgers’ offense was in peak form yesterday – gathering three hits and no runs, so reminiscent of many, many regular season games!