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Chris Capuano likely to be scratched from scheduled start

Jun 2, 2013, 11:55 PM EDT

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Dodgers starter Chris Capuano will likely be scratched from tomorrow’s start against the Padres due to a strained left triceps. Stephen Fife is expected to make a spot start, reports MLB.com’s Ken Gurnick. Capuano lowered his ERA to 5.45 in his latest start against the Angels, but struggled with control as he walked four in five and two-thirds innings.

In 13.2 innings with Triple-A Albuquerque, Fife has a 4.61 ERA. He made a start for the Dodgers on April 21 against the Orioles, allowing four runs in 4.2 innings. His spot start tomorrow will be the second in a row the Dodgers have needed, as Matt Magill filled in for Hyun-Jin Ryu in this afternoon’s loss.

  1. mazblast - Jun 3, 2013 at 12:05 AM

    It’s interesting how the teams that seem to be the deepest at SP before a given season wind up being the ones who have to search for a warm arm less than halfway through.

  2. slickdemetrius - Jun 3, 2013 at 9:44 AM

    Has anyone figured out how we can clone Kershaw yet?

  3. thicklug - Jun 3, 2013 at 10:12 AM

    I mean what are they? A bunch of pansies?

    -Rachel Phelps

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