Very good to be back in Los Angeles…hoping you’ll all make it out here at some point this homestand, as lots of cool stuff is coming up.
Over at Psychollingy, Eric weighs in following the road trip and we’ll hear more from him and Steve this week during the homestand.
And time is running out to nominate the All-Stars in your community (or yourself) for a chance to go to St. Louis for the All-Star Game and be featured in People magazine. I’m not sure if you’re the People-reading crowd, but perhaps some of you are choosing between a subscription to that mag or to Dodgers Mag!
Here’s tonight’s lineup: (UPDATE: LINEUP CHANGE)
Torre’s pregame with media:
On Stults: he’s 50/50 to make his next start. It’s stiff. He will throw his bullpen today and we’ll see. Weaver would go in his place.
On Pierre: We all feel good for him. The work he puts in speaks volumes about the individual he is. He’s really made the top of our lineup productive. Chances are when July rolls around he’ll go back to playing off the bench.
On Casey Blake: The last at-bat on Saturday, he felt something in his hammy. We feel he could benefit with 2 days off. He was running earlier. He would be available if we needed him.
I like Castro over at third so that we can use Loretta off the bench.
On Kuroda’s sim game: It was fine. If he comes out ok tomorrow and his next time, we can think about a rehab at the end of the week. He didn’t feel a thing. I still think he’ll need 2 rehab starts at a minimum.
Schmidt will have to take as much rehab time as they’ll allow us.
On Mota: His stuff has been good. He needs to be more consistent with command and breaking ball. I’m not concerned.