Billingsley scratched from today’s start

Padres at Dodgers, 1:10 p.m.
Tony Gwynn Jr., CF
Mark Ellis, 2B
Andre Ethier, RF
Bobby Abreu, LF
James Loney, 1B
Jerry Hairston Jr., 3B
Juan Uribe, SS
Matt Treanor, C
Chris Capuano, P

News in today’s lineup:

  • A morning change pushed Chris Capuano into today’s start in place of Chad Billingsley, who has an as-yet undisclosed injury, according to Alex Angert of MLB.com. Jimmy Bramlett of LAist tweets that Billingsley will have an MRI on his elbow.

    “According to Donnie, Bills has had soreness in his elbow the last several starts but thought it was just normal wear,” Bramlett adds.

    The Dodgers say that Nathan Eovaldi will start Monday; Tuesday is TBD.

  • Matt Kemp is getting a rest day to protect his rehabilitated hamstring.
  • Juan Uribe is getting his first start at shortstop since May 4, 2011.
  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=713935344 Jason Ungar

    Are they just being extra careful with Kemp? Day game after a night game. It makes sense. I am sure we will see him today at somepoint

    • Anonymous

       Hopefully, there will be no need for him.

  • Anonymous

    If there’s no Herrera, I would sooner see a Roomba at short and at the plate (Roombas do not flail at pitches in the dirt).

  • Anonymous

    Uribe at SS :(

  • Anonymous

    What do you say to Jansen after that just awful play last night?  I know you have to forget about it but to literally give away a game like that in such an embarrassing fashion.  Ouch.  Oh well.

    Will we be seeing Ely soon?  Or is Lilly expected back soon?

  • Blue-eyed Gal

    Bills got hit by the “Blueeyedgal goes to the ballpark, so it must be Capuano” injury bug. sorry, Chad.

    • KT

      ^_^

  • KT

    After getting home today I finally saw the whole play even the Padres Broadcast missed the original play it took the truck to bring up another angle…Heartbreak
     
    Wonder why the Padre team doesn’t have Mark Grant in the booth. Tony Gywnn is not the same since his stroke

  • KT

    Good start 1 pitch 1 out

  • KT

    Headley hitting .325 lifetime @ DS

  • KT

    10 pitch inning…Love it
     
    Time to score some runs

  • KT

    Nice start Tony

  • KT

    DRE coming through again!!

  • KT

    Good hustle Bobby although he may have been out

  • KT

    Padres keep replaying last nights game…Hating this

  • KT

    Jerry making another fine play at the position he feels uncomfortable playing

  • KT

    Hello anyone one here besides me…ECHO ECHO ECHO

    • http://veryolddodgerfan.blogspot.com/ veryolddodgerfan

      no

  • KT

    Nice Jerry

  • KT

    Nice of Juan to make contact and move the runner over

  • KT

    Again it’s about the 10th time they showed the replay and talked about it…Ok you won enough

    • Anonymous

       Its very rarity makes it notable.

      • KT

        But being in the stadium and feeling the energy of maybe getting out of the inning just to have the life sucked out of everyone…it was tough

  • KT

    ellis needed to pull that ball a little more to get it out of her
     
    Good hustle Dre

  • KT

    The ball that hit that woman last night and left a deep wide gash went about 3-5 feet over my glove. I was two sections closer and 5 rows in front of her. I almost bought those seats. The crowd in front of her just parted and the ball struck her forehead above her left eye. The guy sitting in front of me is a neurosurgen and he tried to help but they didn’t want it.

  • KT

    Come on DP

  • KT

    Was Mark Gun Shy?

  • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

    The little leaguers have shown up again.

    • KT

      We I went to the restruant I saw the whole group behind my seats on the 3rd base side last night

  • KT

    Good DP

  • KT

    Loney got robbed

  • KT

    Nice 2 bagger Jerry…Loney would have scored on that one

  • Anonymous

    As a shortstop, Uribe makes throws that not even Loney can handle.

  • KT

    Jerry with another Fine play

  • KT

    Nice James

  • KT

    Nice Jerry…Having a good day

  • Anonymous

    Maybin’s throw was right on line, good for Dodgers that it hit the mound.

  • Anonymous

    I’d been hoping for a no-drama inning.

  • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

    Getting pretty tired of all these balls thrown into the stands.

  • http://www.linkmeister.com/wordpress/ Linkmeister

    Arrrrgh! Jerry, you had time to throw!

  • Anonymous

    …about Jerry having a nice day…

    I’m with you though, KT,  when this guy swings the bat he swings it well.  Betting he makes up for both those errors.

  • KT

    smart move by ethier not to leave the box and get out of the way of the catcher

  • KT

    5 out of 10 Hr’s against LA…Know wonder why the Dodgers want him

  • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

    Alright Ned, sign him up already.

    • Anonymous

       Ned wants players with a history.

  • Anonymous

    Chased.

  • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

    So how long do they wait to bring Matty in?

    • KT

      he’s not coming in unless we get two men on…my thoughts

  • Anonymous

    Rough.

  • KT

    get them all out of your system in 1 game guys

  • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

    Can anybody make a routine play anymore?

  • KT

    good day all
     
    Didn’t sleep well last couple of days…need a nap

    • Anonymous

      Good day yourself.  Just got up in Jakarta and missed this one.  Caught the previous game, wished I hadn’t.

      • KT

        We had a great time until the last inning. Here’s a recap:New pink hat now w/ Dre’s sig, new pink shirt, two new slighty used game balls, 1 new Walt Alston / Tommy Lasorda bobblehead and 4 more sig’s to our autograph ball (now 12 total 6 from DS and 6 from Petco. The new sig’s are from Andre Ethier, Dave Hansen, Jim Leyritz and Adam Kennedy and that’s just my daughters take. Her reaction to Dre’s sig (the final one) “Best Day Ever”

  • Anonymous

    Second half not off to a good start, dropping games to a last place team…

  • Anonymous

    Looks to me like Kemp is done for the year!

    • KT

      why do you say that?

  • Anonymous

    So, btimmer is the George Foreman of bloggers? (testing parameters of obelisk)

  • Anonymous

    Donnie going with a Sunday lineup eventhough the team had off 4 days this week?!? Now they lose 5 of 6 to the D-Backs and Padres. OUCH! And Uribe at SS. Donnie, what were you thinking?

  • Anonymous

    Uribe, along with Panda formed the Les Ballets Trockadero left side of the giant infield in 2009.

    • Anonymous

       That’s the Gnat infield. Gnats, like ticks, can get engorged.

  • Anonymous

    Hoping Billingsley is ok.  And that this streak of awful turns around.

    Enter Joe Blanton, stage left.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bob-Bartholomew/1467188022 Bob Bartholomew

    Barack Obama just issued this statement regarding the Dodgers last two games:

    “They played stupidly”  

  • Anonymous

    i’m embarrassed to say this but i didn’t realize DS was going to have a Kirk Gibson bobble head night July 31st. From my childhood there isn’t a more defining moment than that, the entire season was magical, that was just the cherry on top & it showed the nation what all angelinos  were witnessing all season long, if i can & if it isn’t sold out yet, i have to be there man. 

    • KT

      tickets are available…I would like to go again to DS this year and that would be the game but don’t know if I can afford the good seats again both at stub hub and ticketmasters

  • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

    NPUT