Dodgers at Padres, 1:10PM PT, TV: SPNLA, FSSD
Hyun-Jin Ryu brings his 13-6 record and his 3.28 ERA to the mound after two weeks on the DL with strained backside muscles. Before he got hurt Ryu had 39 strikeouts in his last 38 2/3 innings overall while walking just six. I don’t think anyone expects that level of excellence in his first appearance back.
Facing Ryu will be Eric Stults, who’s 6-14 with a 4.63 ERA but has a 3-1 record and a 2.43 ERA in five starts in August.
Juan Uribe will come off the DL today or tomorrow. Chris Perez will also come off on Monday. As to callups from the minors Mattingly is being coy, other than agreeing that Joc Pederson deserves to come up when rosters expand September 1.
Lineup when available.
Correction: Today’s #Dodgers starting lineup: Puig CF Ramirez SS Gonzalez 1B Kemp RF Van Slyke LF Uribe 3B Ellis C Barney 2B Ryu P
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