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Julio Urias is coming back to the major leagues. Alex Wood is going on the disabled list with elbow soreness.
— Andy McCullough (@McCulloughTimes) May 31, 2016
Told Dodgers still figuring out how to slot rotation. Based in part on how Maeda feels.
Also told Wood's elbow issue is not structural.
— Andy McCullough (@McCulloughTimes) May 31, 2016
In the meantime Urias will likely start on Thursday with Mike Bolsinger taking the hill on Wednesday afternoon. Kenta Maeda is questionable for his next turn after getting hit on his pitching hand by a line drive in his last start. With the injuries continuing to mount, the Dodgers are going to have to rely heavily on left hander Scott Kazmir, who turned in another dominating start in the Dodger’s 5-0 win over the Cubs on Tuesday evening.
The Dodgers inked Kazmir on December 30th, to a three-year 48 million dollar contract. However Kazmir can opt out after the first year. The Dodgers are paying Kazmir 12.6 million dollars for this season, and if he decides not to opt out, 17.6 million the following two seasons.
Kazmir had gotten off to a poor start in the first month of the season which perhaps can be attributed to adjusting to a new league and a thumb injury on his pitching hand. Kazmir tossed six innings of shutout ball on opening day in San Diego. After that he allowed four earned runs or more in his next three starts. He continued to struggle into the month of May. His struggles reached a zenith point during a start in San Diego on May 20th, which was just three starts ago. On that day he allowed five earned runs and seven walks in 5.2 innings pitched. Overall he has been pitching much better in the month of May.
So far he has won three out of six decisions this month, which include a dominating performance on May 14th against the Cardinals in which he was just one out away from a complete game win. He struck out 12 last week against the Reds. Tuesday evening he tossed six shutout innings against the Cubs. He allowed just one hit and struck out seven while walking only one. Over the last 12 frames he’s allowed one earned run on five hits with three walks and 19 strikeouts.
This month Kazmir has limited opposing batters to a .188 batting average against. He’s 3-1 with a 3.46 ERA in May and has 46 whiffs in 38 innings pitched. He’s lowered his ERA to 4.38 after his second consecutive dominating start. Kazmir has whiffed 9.4 per nine over his 11 starts.
Kazmir seems to be finding his groove and it couldn’t have come at a better time for the Dodgers. With a slew of starters on the disabled list, and now Wood falling victim to injury the Dodgers need Kazmir to be on his A-game.
Kazmir has certainly been inconsistent this season. Things have a funny way of averaging out in baseball. Kazmir is definitely not this bad of a pitcher and the last few starts he’s proving that true. Kazmir was well known for being a control pitcher and his command has never been this off when healthy.
If the Dodgers are going to survive all of these pitching injuries then they are going to need a healthy and productive Scott Kazmir. Right now we are seeing what that looks like and it’s pretty darned fun to watch. Keep on Kazifying the National League Scott. We need you more than you know.