The Dodgers have been rained out at New York tonight, with a doubleheader scheduled for Tuesday beginning at 1 p.m.
Hiroki Kuroda will start one game; the second will be either by Charlie Haeger or a minor-leaguer. (Unless Haeger starts both games!) John Ely was scratched from his Albuquerque start tonight, so he is most likely to make his major-league debut either Tuesday or Wednesday.
By the way, we don’t know how long Vicente Padilla will be out, but here’s a bad sign: He told Molly Knight of ESPN the Magazine, “In the past I’ve been able to throw through this, but I can’t even do that. Never had pain this bad before.”
In other notes …
- Is it time for the Dodgers to hire Chad Moriyama of Memories of Kevin Malone as pitching coach? You be the judge.
- You don’t usually see negative information in the Dodger press notes … so this shows hard the Dodger fielding travails have been to ignore: “The Dodgers made two errors Saturday for the eighth time this season and have now made 20 miscues on the season. In 2009, the Dodgers committed their 20th error on May 25 and didn’t make two errors in a game eight times until September 4. The club’s 20 errors lead the Major Leagues.”
- Former Dodger exec Charles Steinberg has officially become MLB commissioner Bud Selig’s senior adviser for public affairs, reports Chuck Schilken of the Fabulous Forum.
Update: Kuroda vs. Johan Santana in Game 1; Haeger vs. Oliver Perez in Game 2.