After a 49-pitch bullpen session on Tuesday,
Ryu will start on Sunday, following
The Dodgers skipped Ryu's turn in the rotation this week in order to keep him fresh for the final weeks of the season. Ryu could see his role expand into more prominence, after making only one start in 2015 and 2016 as he recovered from shoulder surgery.
"He's been throwing well," manager
Ryu will take the place of
With Wood struggling recently,Ryu comes under greater scrutiny. Ryu could replace Wood in the postseason rotation, if the Dodgers feel Wood would be more effective as a reliever.
Ryu has a 2.60 earned-run average in the second half. Wood has posted a 4.53 ERA in nine starts since making his first All-Star team in July.
Rain only delays another loss
"You guys are still here?" Bochy asked.
The Dodgers waited out two rain delays Monday night, played past 2 in the morning, scored more runs than they had in any game this month — and they still lost their 11th consecutive game, 8-6 to the Giants. The last team in franchise history to lose so many games in a row represented Brooklyn.
The loss was charged to Pedro Baez, his third in five September appearances. Baez has faced 20 batters this month and retired nine.
The game was affected by an intermittent storm over McCovey Cove. The Dodgers did not want to give up an off-day Thursday. The Giants did not want to play a doubleheader, especially with rain in the forecast Wednesday. Roberts indicated it was