Eight games into the new season and it's shaping up as a very different year.
The Dodgers rallied with two runs in the bottom of the ninth Tuesday, beating the
The Dodgers are now 1-1 (corrected) in games they trailed after eight innings.
Rodney then walked
The game had not started so promisingly for the Dodgers. Rotation depth has been a humongous uncertainty for them since before camp even opened. Then in
They were able to avoid his turn until Tuesday, but when it came around the initial results were not favorable.
Huff gave up a single in the first and then a two-run homer to
The Dodgers got one run back in the third against right-hander
Iwakuma bunted back to Huff, who looked at going to second and probably had a play, but instead threw to first for the sacrifice. When
The Dodgers came back with two of their own in the bottom of the inning after Joc Pederson drew a two-out walk. The Dodgers had Alex Guerrero, who surrendered third back to
Huff, 30, ended up throwing 68 pitches in his four innings, allowing four runs on seven hits and a walk, with two strikeouts. With off-days Thursday and Monday, the Dodgers do not need a fifth starter again until April 25. Huff is out of options, so they would have to willing to lose him if they elect to call back a position player.
They could not call up one of their young starters who had been optioned until after 10 games, so by the time Ryu's spot comes up again, they could call up Joe Wieland or Mike Bolsinger.
The Mariners went back up by two runs Tuesday in the fifth when
That looked a decisive run when
But the Dodgers had a rally left in the ninth, and a very different look to their early season.