Dodgers starter Chris Capuano will likely be scratched from tomorrow’s start against the Padres due to a strained left triceps. Stephen Fife is expected to make a spot start, reports MLB.com’s Ken Gurnick. Capuano lowered his ERA to 5.45 in his latest start against the Angels, but struggled with control as he walked four in five and two-thirds innings.
In 13.2 innings with Triple-A Albuquerque, Fife has a 4.61 ERA. He made a start for the Dodgers on April 21 against the Orioles, allowing four runs in 4.2 innings. His spot start tomorrow will be the second in a row the Dodgers have needed, as Matt Magill filled in for Hyun-Jin Ryu in this afternoon’s loss.
In this afternoon’s series finale in Colorado, Dodgers starter Matt Magill posted one of the uglier lines you’ll see this season. In six innings of work, the right-hander allowed seven runs (six earned) on five hits (four of which were home runs) and nine walks while striking out five. The line, as Eric Stephen points out, at least put him in the same conversation as Steve Carlton, surprisingly enough:
The outing bumped Magill’s ERA up to 6.38 on the season, making it easy for the Dodgers to demote him to make room for Yasiel Puig. The loss marks the fourth in the last five games for the Dodgers as they welcome in the Padres, Braves, and Diamondbacks for a ten-game homestand.
Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig, currently hitting .313 with a .982 OPS with the Double-A Chattanooga Lookouts, has been promoted to the big leagues, tweets Scott Miller of CBS Sports. He was not in Chattanooga’s lineup yesterday or today, fueling speculation about the promotion. Center fielder Matt Kemp went on the disabled list with a strained right hamstring on May 31 and Carl Crawford had to leave last night’s game with a strained left hamstring, which left the team bereft of capable outfielders.
To make room on the roster, the Dodgers demoted Matt Magill, who had an ugly start in Colorado this afternoon in a Dodgers loss.