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Dodgers recall Yimi Garcia, place Joel Peralta on disabled list

Nationals at Dodgers, 7:10 p.m. Jimmy Rollins, SS
Alberto Callaspo, 3B
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
Andre Ethier, LF
Yasmani Grandal, C
Yasiel Puig, RF
Joc Pederson, CF
Kiké Hernandez, 2B
Zack Greinke, P

By Jon Weisman

Yimi Garcia has returned to the Dodgers from Triple-A Oklahoma City, with Joel Peralta going on the disabled list with a right neck strain.

In his past six games — five in the minors, one July 28 with the Dodgers — Garcia hasn’t allowed a run in 7 1/3 innings, scattering six baserunners while striking out six. With the Dodgers this year, Garcia — who turns 25 a week from today — has a 3.99 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 12.7 strikeouts per nine innings.

Peralta, who has been having trouble finishing pitches, has allowed 12 runs in 14 1/3 innings since coming off the disabled list in June. Before that, in April, he pitched 5 1/3 scoreless innings.

The Dodger bullpen has allowed runs in nine of its past 10 games, but don’t blame Pedro Baez. He has a streak of 11 consecutive scoreless innings with 13 strikeouts against eight baserunners. Forced into action Monday after others were used Sunday, Baez and Kenley Jansen combined to strike out seven of the nine batters they faced, using 35 pitches.


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  1. oldbrooklynfan

    It’s not like me to put it this way, but to me, this news about Peralta is good news. What they need now is to find something wrong with Johnson.

  2. oldbrooklynfan

    I’m thinking of Kike as the replacement, or more like the next Justin Turner. Didn’t Turner start out like Kike off the bench before taking over at 3rd base. I can’t wait for Kendrick to return but I have a feeling I’ll enjoy watching Kike in the meantime. He’s also doing a fine job replacing Rollins, once in a while.

  3. oldbrooklynfan

    Sorry the comment on Kike belonged on the following article.

  4. Good to Yimi back and pitching the way he did the first 6 weeks of this season. If he can do that, he has the stuff to be the 8th inning guy. Baez has been great as well lately. If those two can bridge the game to Jansen, the Dodgers will be fine.

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