The Dodgers are going with a bullpen game tonight in Milwaukee. After Trevor Bauer tossed a complete game loss on Thursday, Los Angeles should have a number of guys ready to throw in tonight’s game.
The biggest question for Dave Roberts was who would be getting the ball to open the game. We now have the answer to that as the Dodgers tab Edwin Uceta to kick things off. He will be making his Major League debut when he takes the mound tonight against the Brewers.
Uceta is currently ranked the number 26 prospect in the Dodgers system. At 23-years-old, he already has a few years of professional experience. Los Angeles signed Uceta out of the Dominican Republic in 2015 at the age of 17.
The Dodgers added Uceta to the roster from the taxi squad before the game last night. He took the spot of Brusdar Graterol who was placed on the injured list with tightness in his right forearm. Uceta has been used as a starter for most of his minor league career, so getting in multiple innings isn’t out of the question.
His 90-95 mph fastball helps set up his change-up, the best pitch in his arsenal. The Dodgers have not yet said which pitchers will be throwing behind Uceta.