The Dodgers have completed their set of 2010 organizational players of the year today, calling up last year's pitcher of the year Rubby De La Rosa to join last year's player of the year Jerry Sands. To make room for De La Rosa, the Dodgers wrung out the mop of Lance Cormier, designating him for assignment.
In 40 innings this season with Chattanooga, De La Rosa is 2-2 with a 2.92 ERA, with 19 walks and 52 strikeouts. He last pitched two innings on Saturday.
The final tally for Cormier: 13 2/3 innings, 27 baserunners, 17 runs (15 earned), seven strikeouts, 9.88 ERA, $800,000.
On the field tonight against the Astros, Andre Ethier and Rod Barajas will sit again. Jerry Sands, who played the final three 2 2/3 innings in right field last night, gets his first start in right field tonight, with Jay Gibbons in left.
J.A. Happ is 3-5 with a 5.30 ERA in nine starts starts this season, but in his career he is 6-3 with a 3.20 ERA in 12 starts in Houston. Chad Billingsley gets the call for the Dodgers, hoping for some support. In his last five starts, Billingsley has a 2.92 ERA and has averaged 6.8 innings per start, but he is 0-3. The Dodgers have scored three runs in Billingsley's last four starts.
Game Time: 5:05 p.m.