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Dodgers Hope 13 Is A Lucky Number

The Dodgers have purchased the contract of Jeff Weaver, and reinstated Cory Wade from the disabled list, per Jon Weisman of Dodger Thoughts. In addition to sending Scott Elbert to Chattanooga, another roster spot was created by optioning Blake DeWitt to Albuquerque.

That means the Dodgers begin their season-long 11-game homestand with 13 pitchers on their 25-man roster. One of those pitchers -- James McDonald -- might be fighting for his spot in the starting rotation when he takes the mound this evening for his fourth major league start. If one wants to find positivity from McDonald's poor start, he has gone from 2.1 innings to 4.1 to 5. Perhaps a seven-inning outing against the 2nd place Padres is in the cards.

James McDonald

#52 / Pitcher / Los Angeles Dodgers





Oct 19, 1984

Josh Geer, fresh off a take-one-for-the-team four-inning relief outing five days ago against Pittsburgh, starts for the Padres.

Josh Geer

#52 / Pitcher / San Diego Padres





Jun 02, 1983

Weisman gives us the lineup as well:

Furcal SS
Hudson 2B
Manny LF
Ethier RF
Loney 1B
Martin C
Kemp CF
Blake 3B
McDonald P

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Box Score | Gameday