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Dodgers: Jimmy Nelson Gets the Start in a Bullpen Game Sunday

The Dodgers will throw a bullpen game against the Marlins this afternoon. Instead of having Walker Buehler going on 5 days of rest, Dave Roberts opted to go with a team of relievers to get it done. That should help them as they continue to pitch with just 4 starters in their rotation. 

Doc said on Saturday night that the Dodgers would go with Jimmy Nelson to start the game. Nelson was originally a starter in his career and Los Angeles has used him as length in relief.

The hope is that Nelson will be able to go at least 2 innings. Roberts also said that he could potentially go 3 innings depending on how efficient he is able to be. The most pitches he has thrown in a game this year is 26, and that was in his last appearance against the Mariners. 

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The Dodgers should have a number of arms available following Nelson this afternoon. They only needed to use 3 relievers in the win over Miami on Saturday. That was thanks to Trevor Bauer going 7 strong innings and throwing 113 pitches. 

The Dodgers are hosting the Diamondbacks for 4 games starting on Monday. After that, they head up to San Francisco to take on the first-place Giants for 3 games. That means there will likely be another bullpen game in the very near future. 

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  1. nice inning from Vesia, fanning 3;
    waiting for some announcer to
    follow one of his strikeouts with:
    “Ve-SI-a LATER!”

  2. Bozo outsmarts himself again. He gave the guy who’s struggling the most, more innings and guess what he blew the lead.

  3. I meant to add that we’re lucky to have
    the kind of announcers who wouldn’t
    say that.

  4. Very well know that the Dodgers are little banged up, but that was a very weak lineup for yesterday’s game ! Isn’t there some better reserves somewhere in this highly rated farm system that the Dodgers suppose to have ? Some of these guys just can’t hit at this level for what I have seen ? But I guess you try to win with what you got and some these highly paid players are doing too much either, oh well ! Go Dodgers

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