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Dodgers News: David Price Gets Another Start for Los Angeles Tonight

In a bullpen game, DP will lead the charge.



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. 

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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! 

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Written by Brook Smith

Brook is the Senior Editor of Dodgers Nation, with several years of experience in sports journalism. He is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan, and can be spotted fairly often at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.

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  1. Roberts and the Dodgers will pay big time for these BP games later this season. NO excuse to have a BP game every week. I’m making my prediction for tonight and that is a big liss.

  2. If Price pitches well have him go at least 5 ffs. Stop being a bozo, Uceta is terrible he needs to pitch no more than one inning if that. It’s a 4 game series and the Giants haven’t beaten us yet so this bullpen game could set a chain reaction, what if we lose this game and burn the whole pen in the process? Don’t tax the pen in game 1

  3. Paul, like what you have to say. Tuesday night Roberts takes Kershaw out with 2 outs and no one on in the 8th. Why not let him pitch to one more batter and if he loses him than take him out.
    Tonight, he takes Price out in the third with 2 outs and no one on. Same scenario. Of course, Vesia promptly walks two batters. Vesia couldn’t find the strike zone if it sat on the mound.
    So what gives???

    • doc knows his players and makes the moves necessary to win. notice how Kenley has been perfect this month of May?

  4. I think it has to be how they get around having to face a minimum of batters when they come in.

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