Guess they decided Eric Stults’ bad thumb was still too bad for him to pitch, even though he reported improvement in it yesterday after he played long toss. He ended up skipping his regular bullpen altogether because of the injury. The Dodgers still haven’t sent out the usual transcript of Joe Torre’s pregame media session, so I don’ t have anything else on it at this point, other than a brief email they just sent out saying Weaver would start in place of Stults tomorrow.
Also, we’re tentatively targeting June 26 as the day I get back with the team on a daily basis, and hopefully, after that, I will remain with the team for the rest of the season. That’s the first day of the last homestand before the All-Star break. I’m then going to make every attempt to make that San Diego-New York-Milwaukee trip. The New York portion is a lock because I’m taking my father and brother there for their birthdays, which this year coincide with that Dodgers-Mets series. Once I get back with the team, I’ll be providing you with the same coverage — actually, a lot MORE coverage — than I was at that other blog that I used to do for that, ummm, newspaper.