On Friday afternoon, the Dodgers recalled right-handed pitcher Mitch White and optioned right-handed pitcher Josh Sborz.
Today is going to be a bullpen game, so it’s likely we see White get some action out of the pen tonight. This will be his third stint with the Dodgers, having made only one appearance. His lone outing came on August 28 at Texas, his major-league debut. He tossed a scoreless inning against the Rangers, allowing one hit and striking out one.
Meanwhile for Sborz, this will be his fifth (!!!) time getting optioned this season. Poor guy. Getting optioned once every 10 games sure must suck. He threw 1 1⁄3 innings last night out of the bullpen, as season-high for him. In four outings this season, he has allowed one earned run over 4 1⁄3 innings with two strikeouts.
I’m sure we’ll be seeing him in *checks calendar* a few days.
Dodgers news and notes
- Today is a bullpen game, and longtime starter Alex Wood will be making the start for the Dodgers. Wood has made one start on the year, which came all the way back during the first series of the season. After coming off the Injured List, Wood has spent time in the bullpen.
“We decided on it last night,” Roberts said when asked about deciding on Wood. “We could have gone in a number of ways, but his experience as a starter [made the decision]. He hasn’t pitched in four days, we haven’t extended him. Go as hard as you can for as long as you can.”
Roberts said they’re expecting two innings from Wood. If he can give them anything more, they’ll take that too.
- Roberts said that this is the best they’ve felt about Corey Seager entering the postseason since he came up. He also said it’s the best Seager has felt about himself. “The DH has been huge. He’s worked really hard to stay healthy and the training staff has done well as well.
“His body is just aligned. Everything is moving the right way. He’s been very diligent about his exercises. It all looks kind of right to me.”
- Justin Turner isn’t in the starting lineup today. He’ll be back tomorrow, likely as the DH.