The Dodgers have placed Hong-Chih Kuo on the 15-day disabled list with a left lower back strain, and recalled Ramon Troncoso from Triple A Albuquerque. The move is retroactive to April 14, meaning the earliest Kuo could be activated is Friday, April 29, which is the opener of a three-game series at home against San Diego. Kuo has only appeared in four games and 2 2/3 innings this season.
Hot Puma Sits
Lance Berkman, who hit two home runs last night and is 10-for-21 with six home runs in his last five games, gets the night off tonight against the southpaw Clayton Kershaw. Berkman's last five games have been all against right-handed pitchers, and on the season he is 0-for-7 with a walk against left-handed pitching. Since the beginning of the 2009 season, Berkman has hit .202/.275/.345 in 247 PA against left-handed pitchers.
Juan Uribe, who started 96 games at shortstop last year for the Giants, is starting tonight at shortstop for the first time as a Dodger.
Game Time: 7:10 p.m.
TV: Prime Ticket