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Daisuke Matsuzaka has but four career relief appearances to his credit, but already manager Terry Collins is eye-balling him as a potential closer this season.
It'd be an interesting move and not really unheard of either. Dice-K has a 2.08 ERA (1.18 FIP) and a 14.54 K/9 over 4.1 relief innings this year. He may not have high heat, but he's got reasonable command of four pitches and just might make for a decent choice if he can keep the walk rate to a minimum. Collins may start using him in more high-leverage situations to see how he responds.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Scott Baker's next start will either be Friday or Saturday.
With Brandon McCarthy now out for the balance of the season, Baker will try to solidify a role in the Dodger rotation. He pitched well in his first start this year, but gave up a pair of homers that led to him taking the loss against the Padres on Sunday. It did not help his cause that the Dodgers only managed to score one run behind him. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson