It's crazy how during Spring Training the Dodgers starting rotation was over flowing with pitchers and here we are three weeks into the season and Stephen Fife has been called up to take a spot in the starting rotation. Zack Grienke was the first to go on the disabled list with a broken collarbone and was followed by Chris Capuano and his pulled calf muscle. Today Chad Billingsley head to the disabled list with right elbow soreness.
According to Ken Gurnick of MLB.com:
"Billingsley tried to throw a brief bullpen session Friday at Camden Yards, but said "it didn't feel right, didn't feel I could throw where I should be able to." He had an MRI Saturday, but until ElAttrache can compare the results to last year's MRI, the extent of the injury is unclear.
The Dodgers knew on Saturday that Billingsley wouldn't make the Sunday start and flew in Fife, but didn't announce the move until Sunday. Mattingly said the club had considered keeping Billingsley active and just skipping a start."
Can it get any worse? The Dodgers offense is struggling with runners in scoring position and what was once a good starting rotation is now marginal at best. The team needs to just man up and get it done before the wheels fall off and they fall deeper into this hole.
True to the Blue!