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Dodgers News: Rich Hill Likely to Start Sunday, Latest on Bud Norris Injury | VIDEO

Jul 1, 2016; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Bud Norris (28) pitches against the Colorado Rockies during the first inning at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Dodgers will begin their 9-game home stand on Friday starting it off facing the Boston Red Sox. The club is in Colorado closing out their series vs. the Rockies and questions were raised about the pitching lineup for this weekend.

Manager Dave Roberts spoke on who he plans to put on mound this weekend, injuries and more prior to the series finale vs. the Rockies. The Dodgers have already announced that Scott Kazmir will take the mound for the series opener on Friday.

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As for the remaining weekend games that is still up for debate.

“Our goal is for Rich Hill to start on Sunday,” Roberts tells TWC SportsNet LA reporter Kelli Tennant.

Hill is dealing with a finger blister and was placed on the DL recently. He had a bullpen session on Wednesday where he thew 52 pitches, and claims “everything is moving in the right direction.”

As for Saturday, if Bud Norris is still out it is possible that pitcher Jose De Leon can start and make his Dodger debut, but Roberts wouldn’t confirm.

The Dodgers have had an interesting use of pitchers this season that raised what some called an alarming stat line.

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As for Norris he could make his way to the DL list with a back injury. He last pitched on July 31st before leaving the game early.

In his last 7 games Norris has posted a 3-2 record with a 4.34 ERA and 32 strikeouts. Norris underwent an MRI on his back this week.

Watch Roberts full interview below.

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  1. Hill will hopefully do good-The Red Sox are a good team—Lets see what Deleon will do-there is 55 games left and still a possiblility for many things to happen–Urias and Deleon could do it–Kershaw could come back soon–alot could happen—Kershaw-Hill McCarthy-Maeda-Kazmirr——Urias and Deleon look pretty good as a rotation–Anderson may be back although he is a number 4 or 5 starter (waste of money too )———The Cubs are clearly better–The Giants might get healthy and better———–BUT its possible we can win

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