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Dodgers News: Ryan Pepiot Expected to Be Called Up For Saturday’s Doubleheader

The Dodgers are holding a doubleheader on Saturday due to Hurricane Hilary likely hitting Southern California with tons of rain on Sunday.

While this was obviously the smartest option to potentially avoid a rainout, it does have a big impact on the Dodgers’ rotation plans.

Bobby Miller was expected to start on Sunday for LA on five days rest. However, on Saturday, he would be on four days rest.

With the Dodgers wanting to limit his workload, starting him on four days rest is obviously the last thing they would want to do.

That means, they’re going to need to find someone to start one of the games of the doubleheader — and Fabian Ardaya is hearing that person will likely be RHP Ryan Pepiot.

Pepiot is on a rehab assignment right now, but seems ready to return at any point. The 25-year-old has been rehabbing from an oblique injury he suffered in spring training, and is yet to play for the big league ball club this season.

Since it’s a doubleheader, the Dodgers will be able to call up a 27th man, and Pepiot makes a lot of sense. He’s looked sharp in his rehab outings, and his most recent one was his best, in which he had a perfect game going for six innings and finished with 6.2 scoreless, one-hit innings.

Pepiot may not go deep into the first game of the doubleheader, but he could at least take some innings, and allow the Dodgers to not tax their bullpen too much.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts confirmed that a starter will come up (which will be Pepiot), and that he may not officially start the game, but could take a bulk of the innings.

Additionally, Julio Urias is going to start the night game.

While this doubleheader was far from expected, LA seems to have a great contingency plan in place.

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Noah Camras

Noah is an Editor for Dodgers Nation. He graduated from USC in 2022 with a B.A. in Journalism and minor in Sports Media Studies. He's been a Dodger fan his whole life, and his all-time favorite Dodgers are Matt Kemp and Russell Martin.

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