The answer to that won't be known for months, so there's no putting too fine a spotlight on his spring. Still, if you absolutely insist on something approaching an early read … ah, forget it, it's not happening.
McCarthy made his second start of the spring Friday night and pitched pretty well. Not his second-half well, but certainly not first-half awful. He went three innings, giving up one run on three hits and a walk in the Dodgers’ 3-3 tie with the
So now in two spring starts, and an entire five innings, he has a pretty meaningless 3.60 ERA. If you want significance, check back sometime in August. For now, all is OK.
He went one inning, giving up a run in the fourth when
The Dodgers again failed to generate much offense, managing only five hits. They scored once in the fourth when
The Dodgers tied the score in the bottom of the ninth when Darnell Sweeney led off with double, took second on a groundout and scored on