Dodgers at Rockies, 5:40 PM PDT, TV: ATT SportsNet RM, SPNLA
LHP Julio Urías (9-6, 2.72 ERA) takes the hill for the Dodgers and RHP Chad Kuhl (6-5, 4.48 ERA) does the same for the Rockies. Urías is 3-0 for July with a 3.00 ERA. Did you know that his lifetime W-L record of 41-16 puts him ahead of Clayton Kershaw’s pace at the same moment in his career? Kershaw’s ERA was lower than Julio’s 3.02, but not by much. Kuhl has had a bad July; he’s 1-0 for the month but he’s got a 9.00 ERA. He’s given up 17 runs on 25 hits in 17 innings.
From the LA Times, news of rehabbing pitchers:
Unlike last week, when May struggled with his command during a two-inning appearance, the 24-year-old struck out six batters over three scoreless innings. He gave up only two hits. He touched 99.9 mph with his sinker. And he found the zone with 32 of his 46 pitches.
Roberts announced Thursday afternoon that Treinen, who stayed in Los Angeles, is scheduled to face live hitters Friday for the first time since injuring his shoulder in April — a key step in the reliever’s carefully managed recovery process.
The news came just two days after Roberts had initially said the right-hander was still a couple of weeks away from facing live hitting.
Since then, however, Treinen said he felt ready to take the next progression in his rehab, after several weeks of routine bullpen sessions.
“[He’s] getting closer,” Roberts said of when Treinen could return to the active roster. “I still don’t see Blake being back within the next three weeks. So end of August makes sense.”
Today in Dodgers’ history:
- 1915 Pirates third baseman Honus Wagner reaches Robins hurler Jeff Pfeffer for a grand slam in the eighth inning, helping Pittsburgh beat Brooklyn at Forbes Field, 8-2. The inside-the-park round-tripper makes the 41 year-old infielder the oldest player ever to hit a home run with the bases full, a record which will last until 1985.
- 1996 After a mild heart attack last month, Tommy Lasorda, 68 year-old Dodger manager of twenty years, announces his retirement due to his health. The future Hall of Fame skipper, who was named the National League Manager of the Year in 1983 and ’88, led Los Angeles to four pennants and two World Series championships during his 21 seasons at the helm.
Lineups when available.
Tonight's #Dodgers lineup at Rockies: pic.twitter.com/DVPQJvK2kt
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) July 29, 2022
The past is the past.
It’s a 4 game series.
RT for the good vibes & let’s get this W 😤🔁 pic.twitter.com/mUDfzfOJHa
— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) July 29, 2022