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Chris Capuano likely to be scratched from scheduled start

Jun 2, 2013, 11:55 PM EDT

Chris Capuano AP

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’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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