Jason Schmidt is scheduled to start again Sunday after his first win in over two years Tuesday night. The win on Tuesday wasn’t pretty as Schmidt struggled badly in the first inning. The bats came through and was able to pick up the win. His start on Sunday will have a major factor on the moves that Ned Colletti makes the last few days of July.
Manny’s x-rays came back negative and he is listed day to day. He took a 95 mph heater on the hand last night, and left the game early with a sore bruised hand. It looked a lot worse than it ended up being.
The injury to Manny must not be bothering him too much. Manny was held out of the sold out game against the Reds on Manny Bobblehead Night. Manny entered the game in the sixth inning as a pinch hitter with the bases loaded. He took the very first pitch deep into Mannywood for his 21st career grand slam. He now trails all time grand slam leader Lou Gehrig by two. Chad Billingsley was finally able to get his tenth win of the season. The Dodgers are now up 8.5 games over the Colorado Rockies in the NL West.
Ken Rosenthal adds a rumor update to round up today’s around the bases. He says “The Phillies, Rays, Brewers and Dodgers are on still in on Indians ace Cliff Lee, and the Rangers have expressed continued interest” as well. I wonder who will have the higher price tag Cliff Lee or Roy Halladay?