LOS ANGELES CA - AUGUST 04: Starting pitcher Vicente Padilla #44 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates after the final out in the ninth inning against the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium on August 4 2010 in Los Angeles California. The Dodgers defeated the Padres 9-0. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
Vicente Padilla returns from the disabled list tonight to make his first start since August 15, as he had a bulging disc in his neck. He will be facing a reeling Padres team, who has lost 10 straight games, but is still in first place in the National League West.
Since the All-Star break, the Dodger starting pitchers have been very good. Their top five pitchers have 33 quality starts in 43 opportunities, or 76.7% of the time.
John Lindsey will wear number 35 for the Dodgers, previously worn this year by Ramon Ortiz and Jack Taschner; Russ Mitchell will wear number 9. To make room on the 40-man roster, as expected, the Dodgers transferred Russell Martin to the 60-day disabled list, per Dylan Hernandez of the LA Times.
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