By Jon Weisman
While the Dodgers are hosting the Colorado Rockies on Friday, a sold-out crowd for the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes will see Clayton Kershaw in his first rehab start since going on the disabled list nearly a month ago.
The sellout at Rancho Cucamonga stems in part from the fact that it was already Brian Wilson Bobblebeard Night there. My colleague Cary Osborne had the picture sent over — and yes, the beard bobbles.
Ken Gurnick has more on Kershaw at MLB.com. The lefty is expected to make about 55 pitches, and then will have at least another rehab start after that.
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Adrian Gonzalez will miss his first inning of 2014 when he starts tonight’s game on the bench. Don Mattingly saw the opportunity to give Gonzalez a rest against Phillies lefty Cole Hamels.