Two days after his
The Dodgers acquired Darvish, in part, to serve as a right-handed complement to the team’s left-handed starting trio of
“He’s got a three-pitch mix,” manager
Hideaki Sato, Darvish's interpreter, said Darvish often throws from the left side in between starts. Asked why, Sato smiled and said, "You have to ask him."
Darvish will make his second start — pitching as a right-hander — for the Dodgers on Thursday against the Diamondbacks.
WOOD ENCOURAGED WITH BULLPEN SESSION
After admitting to fatigue in his last start, Alex Wood made a slight mechanical adjustment during his bullpen session on Sunday afternoon, tweaking the alignment of his hips as he delivered the baseball. The shift caused the life to return to his fastball, he said. He described his stuff as "filthy" during the session.
"I opened my hips back up today, and it was really, really good," Wood said.
Wood logged six innings of one-run baseball last week against Atlanta. He plans to make his start Wednesday in Arizona.
GRANDAL RESTS AFTER BACK SPASMS
Roberts indicated he expected Grandal to be able to start behind the plate on Tuesday in Arizona.
"There's a little residual soreness, but he's available to pinch-hit tonight," Roberts said.
STILL NO GONZALEZ: Roberts does not expect