Pirates at Dodgers, 7:10PM PT, TV: SPNLA
The Pirates send out Gerrit Cole and his 4-3, 3.76 ERA record against the Dodgers’ Dan Haren and his 5-3, 3.16 ERA. Haren has been better at home than on the road, with a 2.39 ERA in four starts. The Pirates have won four of Cole’s last five starts.
#Dodgers lineup vs. Pirates: Gordon 2B Ethier CF Puig RF Ramirez SS Gonzalez 1B Kemp LF Turner 3B Federowicz C Haren P
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) May 29, 2014
In terrible news for Chris Withrow and bad news for the Dodgers, Withrow has been diagnosed with a torn ligament in his right elbow and will likely need Tommy John surgery, which would incapacitate him for a year.
In case you’re wondering about the seemingly growing number of pitchers needing the surgery this year, Dr. James Andrews has just released a paper which says your perception is correct. There have been more this season than in the past.