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Saturday, April 11, 2009

FOX: Dodgers place opening day starter Kuroda on DL

The Los Angeles Dodgers have placed opening day starter Hiroki Kuroda on the 15-day disabled list with a mild strain in a muscle near his left ribs.
Manager Joe Torre said the Japanese right-hander felt fine after his start but experienced tightness in his left side late in his side session in the bullpen on Wednesday.

He returned to Los Angeles where an MRI exam showed no structural damage. But Karoda felt the tightness again when he threw off the mound Friday and the decision was made to place him on the disabled list.

Left-hander Eric Stults was recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque to start against Arizona on Saturday.

NTNgod Posted: April 11, 2009 at 12:56 AM | 13 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: April 11, 2009 at 01:26 AM (#3133898)
Oh no!
   2. PerroX Posted: April 11, 2009 at 03:03 AM (#3134052)
James McDonald came apart in the third inning tonight. After breezing through the first two innings, he gave up a leadoff homer to Chris Young leading off the third. After retiring Cory Snyder, he walked John Garland and Felipe Lopez, hit Eric Byrnes, walked Stephen Drew and a run home, then a single to Conor Jackson...

Shower time.

The Dodgers have serious pitching problems. Billingsley's the only reliable guy while Kuroda's out.
   3. Russlan thinks deGrom is da bomb Posted: April 11, 2009 at 03:09 AM (#3134057)
Both LA teams should probably be considering Pedro
   4. Tom Nawrocki Posted: April 11, 2009 at 03:25 AM (#3134073)
If the Diamondbacks are starting Cory Snyder, maybe I shouldn't be so worried about them.
   5. Dr. Vaux Posted: April 11, 2009 at 03:27 AM (#3134078)
There have been a lot of disaster starts already this season. Is it weird yet?
   6. Gold Star - just Gold Star Posted: April 11, 2009 at 03:52 AM (#3134111)
Billingsley's the only reliable guy while Kuroda's out.
Kershaw looked pretty good yesterday: In five innings, he gave up two hits and four walks for a run against six strikeouts. Game Score: 61.
Whether he can do it consistently, we'll see - but he's got the skills to succeed.
   7. PerroX Posted: April 11, 2009 at 04:46 AM (#3134150)
Kershaw is going to be a stud -- just not at age 21. He threw over 100 pitches in five innings. And it was the Padres. I wouldn't count him as reliable yet.

Kuroda will be back soon, but the Dodgers still need another solid innings eater in that rotation.
   8. BFFB Posted: April 11, 2009 at 06:25 AM (#3134166)
If the Diamondbacks are starting Cory Snyder, maybe I shouldn't be so worried about them.

Chris Snyder
   9. CFiJ Posted: April 11, 2009 at 09:14 AM (#3134172)
Interestingly, this means "Overwork," in Japanese...
   10. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: April 11, 2009 at 03:09 PM (#3134237)
After last October, I'll never feel sorry for the Dodgers again.
   11. MM1f Posted: April 12, 2009 at 03:48 AM (#3134865)
I'm also Eric Stult's number one fan if anyone is wondering.

Dude can hit too
   12. akrasian Posted: April 12, 2009 at 04:00 AM (#3134869)
I'm also Eric Stult's number one fan if anyone is wondering.

Somebody has to be.

I like him, and have followed him for a long time, but I wouldn't bet on him becoming a major league regular. He's 29, and finally hit 100 major league innings pitched tonight. Still, I'm hoping that he can pitch well enough going forward that he can get a real shot at the fifth spot for some team - the Dodgers or some other team. Because with a few breaks he could be a useful player for a few years at least.
   13. Gold Star - just Gold Star Posted: April 12, 2009 at 04:37 AM (#3134873)
He looked quite good tonight. I was at the game, and Stults gave the team five great innings.
And his line drive, snagged by Drew, was the Dodgers' hardest hit ball until O-Dog's bomb.

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