What do you know ... it’s more Dodgers pitching news! Prior to Thursday’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers, Dave Roberts announced some tweaks to the starting rotation, along with a few injury updates.
Hyun-Jin Ryu will get the start on Saturday, giving Clayton Kershaw an extra day of rest for his next start on Sunday. With Ryu’s return also sends left hander Julio Urías to the Dodgers bullpen. Urías will get the start on Thursday’s series opener, ending his extended stint on the rotation.
Rich Hill made a rehab start on Wednesday night and felt good coming out of it. Roberts said Hill will make at least one more outing in the minors before returning to the Dodgers. The details of this start have not been announced, but it will likely take place on Monday or Tuesday.
Rich Hill Postgame Interview - "I don't know what the numbers said or what the spin rates were, but I know how the ball is supposed to come out of my hand. I'm ready."— Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (@RCQuakes) April 18, 2019
Imagine Clint Eastwood saying that in his prime. Who's got chills? We're ready too, Rich. #Dodgers #MILB #MLB pic.twitter.com/tTwWzlPiot
In other news, Justin Turner made his way back into the lineup after fouling a ball off of his left ankle on Monday. He was benched in the subsequent two games as a precaution, but he was able to get some playing time as a pinch hitter.
Here’s what the lineup looks like on Thursday evening: