Brewers at Dodgers, 7:10PM PT, TV: SPNLA
Taking the place of Carlos Frias, who’s been on the DL since July 1 with lower back tightness, is the Dodgers’ latest reclamation project Brandon Beachy. He’ll be making his first major league start in nearly two years. He last pitched for the Atlanta Braves in August 2013, then had Tommy John surgery (for the second time!) in March of 2014 and has been rehabbing ever since. In four years with the Braves he was 14-11 with a 3.23 ERA. None of those numbers mean a thing now.
Sports Illustrated’s current issue (July 6, 2015) has an illuminating article which cites a study showing that only 67% of pitchers who undergo Tommy John surgery fully recover. And a different statistician cites his numbers to indicate that one of every two pitchers who undergo the surgery throws fewer than 100 innings in the rest of his career.
For Beachy’s sake let’s hope he fits in the “more than 100 innings” category.
His opponent will be rookie right-hander Taylor Jungmann, who’s 3-1 with a 2.43 ERA in six big league starts.
Lineup when available.
Tonight's #Dodgers lineup vs. Brewers: Pederson CF Kendrick 2B Turner 3B Gonzalez 1B Grandal C Puig RF Ethier LF Rollins SS Beachy P
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) July 11, 2015