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Dodgers News: Edwin Uceta to Get the Start Tonight Making His MLB Debut

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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. 

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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. 

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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. Tonight’s game is a throw away game and along with an offense that won’t produce anything, Uceta will be lucky to survive 1 inning. Not really fair to expect much from this journeyman starter.

    • Yep. We’re going to throw a bullpen game with an injury riddled bullpen, that has been spotty at best. There is never a good time to throw a bullpen game. And Roberts has picked the worst time.

    • Kinda not fair to set the keep d up this way but what the heck…if this is a throw-away game (how is that possible for a team that has lost 12 of 16?), I guess it doesn’t matter

  2. Does anyone know if there is an over/under line yet on how many more games before Dodgers fall to .500?

  3. 162 games is a long season. So some games we have to pace ourselves. Look at how many times the Dodgers have not started their top 8 players this year. Seems most games lately with injuries we have had 6 or 7 tops. so lets get everyone healthy, get to the off days, and regroup and get back to winning Dodger baseball. The team is too good and will be fine in the long run. 1 month down and 5 FIVE months to go!!!

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