The Dodgers are going to have to load up with bullpen arms this week. After an extra-innings games drained their relievers on Tuesday night, they are going to throw a full bullpen game on Wednesday. That comes just a few days after they threw one in Washington DC.
The expectation is that there will be at least 5 guys ready for the Dodgers tonight. That will include Mitch White who got the recall today by Los Angeles. White has done a few stints with the team and appeared in 12 games.
Across 14.1 innings of work, White has tallied a 3.77 ERA and punched out 14 batters. He has also walked 8 batters so far, with pitch command being one of his biggest struggles of the season. He is almost a lock to appear in the game tonight at some point.
The Dodgers also had to place Clayton Kershaw on the injured list today, which opened up the spot for White. They are calling it left forearm inflammation for Kershaw and placing him on the 10-day IL. He was scheduled to pitch for Los Angeles on Friday, but that obviously will not be happening.
The Dodgers are expected to have Edwin Uceta, Mitch White, Kenley Jansen, and Joe Kelly completely available. There could be a few other arms in the mix as well, though a few have gotten decent work the last couple of days.
The Dodgers pushed back Clayton Kershaw and Julio Urias’ starts this week in favor of a bullpen game against Miami. Without another starter in lineup for the moment, it looks like the bullpen could be getting a ridiculous workload.