Reds, Wolf, and Blue
Brutal headline. I know. Couldn’t come up with anything better for tonight’s game. Been running around the Westside all day for Chad Billingsley’s hospital visit and then a guest lecture at UCLA…just getting to the stadium now.
Here’s what Joe had to say pregame today:
On how Schmidt felt after last night:
He seemed to be fine. A big load off his mind. It’s expected to be a little jittery. I’m happy for him. I felt we were throwing every pitch with him. I’m under the assumption we’ll send him out there again.
On Broxton being available tonight for the 4th night in a row:
I would say no. But I was happy with the last two days. He seemed as good as he’s going to be.
Kuo was good. And he’s going to do it again tonight. If all goes well, he’ll pitch again Friday. And then he’d go on the next trip.
On Wade and Belisario:
Wade and Belisario threw bullpens, and they’re doing well.
I think he’s going to Arizona today or tomorrow and I think he’ll start some rehab stuff. He has really come a long way. I think he’s on this team (once he’s ready to be reinstated). He gives us a little more flexibility.
He’s a way’s away right now. I think realistically he’s a month away, yeah. Chances are he’d go to the minor leagues (when he’s reinstated). He’d probably be a September 1 guy (call-up).
On how DeWitt is handling going up and down:
He’s a tough kid. He’s just one of those kids who deals with whatever happens. But he needs to play more baseball. We’ll address that coming up. The kid’s a ballplayer.
And here’s tonight’s lineup: