The Dodgers made a change in plans for the second game of their doubleheader against the Rockies, scratching Rich Hill from his scheduled start. Bud Norris will start for the Dodgers instead.
“It’s going to be a bullpen game,” manager Dave Roberts said after the first game of the doubleheader, per Andy McCullough of the LA Times.
The main concern with Hill, who missed over two months with blisters on his left hand, is that he threw 40 pitches in preparation for his start on Tuesday before the game was rained out.
Manager Dave Roberts explained before the first game of the doubleheader, per J.P. Hoornstra of the LA Daily News:
This might be the best pregame exchange with Dave Roberts this season. We might not top it. pic.twitter.com/pwxwcFUeQN— J.P. Hoornstra (@jphoornstra) August 31, 2016
Norris last pitched for the Dodgers on Friday, allowing two runs in five innings in a no-decision against the Cubs. He will start the nightcap on Wednesday on regular four days rest.
In 10 games for the Dodgers since he was acquired from Atlanta on June 30, Norris has a 5.40 ERA and 4.45 FIP, with 41 strikeouts and 14 unintentional walks in 38⅓ innings.