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Dodgers News: RHP Andre Jackson Recalled For the Bullpen Game



The Dodgers and Rockies are set to kick off a 3-game series over the weekend that starts tonight in Los Angeles. Los Angeles will face up against left-handed hurler Kyle Freeland, while Colorado is still waiting to see who opens up. 

One thing is for sure though, tonight will be a bullpen game. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts confirmed that even after a 16-inning win on Wednesday, Los Angeles would need to pivot back to a team of relievers to start the series. 

To help with that, the Dodgers recalled RHP Andre Jackson today. The right-handed prospect will make his second big league appearance tonight at some point, and it could be out of the bullpen again. Jackson pitched last Monday and threw 4 scoreless in his first taste of big-league action. 

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It was sort of an odd MLB debut for Jackson though. He did not allow a run to come across, but he did walk 4 batters and strike out 5 while giving up just 2 hits. He will provide a lot of length for a bullpen really in need of some help though, and he can be that guy for Doc. 

In order to make room on the active roster for Jackson, the Dodgers optioned Darien Nunez to Triple-A. Nunez did not appear in a game during this call-up. 

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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. Why not recall Mitch White and start him? Or start Jackson, which is a decent choice as well.

  2. Amen to that. Looks like Kershaw and Gonsolin are both on the mend. So MAYBE we get one of them able to go 4 or 5 and the other 2 or 3. Whatever we get there will be a bonus. As we are now; Our big 3 are pretty tough. So it may be a moot point; BUT playoffs bring out the best from unexpected players. And if we would have to use a bullpen game; it would take some extremely shrewd managing. And the other side of what you are saying, Paul, is we don’t want a division title hanging on a bullpen game.

  3. Not sure who’s on here now; but I am watching the game. Andre was getting ready for his first pitch and I noticed he looked really locked in. A pitch or two later Orel said the same thing, Hope Andre is a sleeper, guys.

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