The Dodgers and Giants will start a 4-game series in Los Angeles tonight. While Alex Wood will get the ball for San Francisco, Dave Roberts waited to announce a starter. The only information passed along was that it would indeed be a bullpen game.
With their 4 starters going on normal rest, the Dodgers have had days like this scheduled for the last few weeks. It was announced this afternoon that David Price would be getting another start for Los Angeles.
Price started a bullpen game for the Dodgers last week against the Diamondbacks. He pitched 2 scoreless innings in that appearance and did not allow a run. Los Angels would go on to win that game 3-2 while using a total of 7 arms.
The hope is that Price will get a few innings in to take some pressure off of the back end. The Dodgers do have at least 7 arms that seem to be fully rested and ready to go. Edwin Uceta will presumably take on a few innings of his own since he has not pitched in a few days.
This is a big series for the Dodgers, and starting off with a bullpen game is a bit of a gamble. If things go south, Roberts could lose a few arms should his starters need to come out of games early this weekend. Let’s hope for the best!