Surkamp was charged with four runs and four hits over 3 1/3 innings.
RHP Sean O’Sullivan had a rough outing Monday that resulted in him being outrighted to Triple-A Lehigh Valley after the game. He hadn’t decided whether to accept the demotion or become a free agent. Ellis said, “but he’s the same as he’s always been”. Ultimately, I do expect Kershaw to have a chance thanks to an injury or a pitcher who threw on Sunday claiming they can’t go. However, Kazmir was forced to leave the game after just three innings (zero earned runs, two hits, and four strikeouts) due to a lat strain and the Oakland bullpen was subsequently roughed up, mostly by Mark Texeira and his two homeruns.
“I told him, ‘This is a bottom-line business”.
“The other parts are there”, said Rollins, who plans to play beyond his current contract that expires at season’s end.
“We were waiting for it and if it happened, great, we would cancel everything”, he said.
The Angels haven’t had two starters since Troy Glaus and Garret Anderson in 2003. They’ve been throwing so many innings.
But because every team needs a representative and several of his fellow pitchers are winning more games with better ERAs, Kershaw is left to the wolves with the final vote. The 2014 NL MVP is one of five players competing in the Final Vote or could go if one of the pitchers already named is ineligible to pitch or is injured. Rollins followed with a single to left-center, and Cody Asche’s throw home pulled catcher Carlos Ruiz away from the plate.
“To me, those are the kinds of games why people don’t want to come to the game”, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. The Phillies were unsuccessful to the Braves 2-1 the last time Morgan pitched.
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Chad Billingsley won for the first time in over two years, against his old team, Jeff Francoeur homered and drove in three runs, and the last-place Philadelphia Phillies beat the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers 7-2 Tuesday night. He has a current streak of 27 2/3 scoreless innings, and leads the Major Leagues with a 1.48 earned run average. Kenley Jansen picked up his 14th save by pitching the ninth.
Centerfielder Pederson is the Dodgers’ first rookie All Star since Nomo in 1995 and the first Los Angeles rookie position player since Piazza in 1993.
Los Angeles is a considerable -358 favorite in this game and the Over/Under (O/U) is set at seven runs.
The Dodgers went ahead 7-6 on Howie Kendrick’s RBI single that scored Rollins, who singled. He’s batting. 436 with a double, a homer and seven RBI during the run that began on June 29.
Rollins hit a three-run home run in the bottom of the third inning to give the Dodgers a five-run lead. Pedro Baez inherited a 7-6 lead in the seventh inning, but loaded the bases and allowed the Phillies to tie the score. He is 2-4 in 10 career games against them.
ON THE MOUND: With Carlos Frias on the disabled list and unable to take his turn in the rotation, reliever Yimi Garcia started the game.
“They asked me earlier, a couple of weeks ago, and I said if I made the team I’d consider being in the home run derby”, Pederson said. He was with the Dodgers from 2006-13, going 81-61 in 219 games, including 190 starts.
But the battle back from shoulder surgery is a process and the 25-year-old Morgan received the first big league beating of his career against the Dodgers. The Dodgers then decided to decline his option this past offseason, leaving Billingsley to become a free agent and eventually sign a one-year, $1.5 million deal with the Phillies.