Dodgers Pitching News and Notes- Treinen, Heaney, and More

The Los Angeles Dodgers had another crazy game for their first in a three game series in St Louis. But unlike Sunday’s impressive comeback, they couldn’t overcome Mitch White’s six earned run outing, losing 7-6 to the Cards.

Freddie Freeman however stayed hot, adding another four hit game to his Dodgers résumé. He went 4-for-5 with a double, and a solo home run, and also driving in two.

White allowed two home runs, and 10 total hits, while only striking out three, and walking two over his 5.0 innings of work.

Before Wednesday’s game, reliever Blake Treinen had another bullpen session in St Louis. He threw 36 pitches in what was described as a “touch and feel” session. Still no word on a timetable for his return.

Andrew Heaney is headed out on a rehab assignment this weekend. He pitched a live batting practice session on Tuesday, and came out of it feeling well. Heaney will head to Single-A Rancho Cucamonga where he will pitch on Saturday. He will pitch three to four innings, and may or may not need one more rehab appearance after that.

“It’s possible for him to have only one start. It kind of depends on how that one goes. I would probably assume it’s going to be two rehab outings, but that’s not set in stone,” manager Dave Roberts told reporters.

When he returns to the Dodgers, Roberts said they will try to keep him about 75 pitches per outing.

Jimmy Nelson is reportedly trying to make a return to the mound this season, stating he has “unfinished business” with the Dodgers. Nelson underwent Tommy John surgery in August of 2021. Earlier this season the Dodgers re-signed the right-hander to a contact for the 2022 season with an option for the 2023 season.

On Wednesday, it was announced that the Dodgers claimed RHP Jake Reed off of waivers from the New York Mets, after he was designated for assignment on Sunday. Reed was briefly with the club last season, appearing in six games where he posted a 3.38 ERA.

The 29 year old has only appeared in five games for the Mets this season, where he has posted a hefty 11.37 ERA, along with a 8.64 FIP and 1.58 WHIP. He has one club option left before he would have to be DFA’d by the Dodgers.

Reed’s addition to the roster makes it an even 40, with the last spot being vacated when the Dodgers designated Ian Gibalt for assignment earlier this month. Gibalt did not appear in any games for the Dodgers.

And in sweet big brother/great teammate news, Clayton Kershaw had Tony Gonsolin fitted for a suit for his first All-Star appearance. Here’s to hoping that there’s some sort of cat theme to the lining or otherwise in the suit. One of these two Dodgers could be the starter for the upcoming All -Star Game on Tuesday at Dodger Stadium.

2 thoughts on “Dodgers Pitching News and Notes- Treinen, Heaney, and More

  1. Glad to see Reed has an option year left. Makes it much easier to maneuver.

    Roughly 3 weeks until the trade deadline, with the AS Game, Home Run Derby, Futures Game and draft in between. Plenty to think about and talk about.

    Always interested in the draft. The All Star festivities? For me it seems to vary, year by year. A slightly higher level of interest because it’s here in L.A. but I almost certainly won’t be glued to my TV every minute.

  2. Freddie had three more hits last night, and now is atop the leaderboard with 109 for the year. Great game to watch, after the 7th inning as the Dodgers scored 7 runs to erase a 6-0 deficit. Gonsolin looked mortal, but the bats bailed him out eventually and the hero was…….Hanser Alberto with a 9th inning single to score Bellinger and give them a 7-6 lead. Phillips came in and shut the door for his first save.

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