Triple Threat
Covering LA Sports' Big Three: Lakers, Dodgers and Kings

Dodgers Place Beckett on Disabled List

He's having a year few expected to see at the start of the season

Email
|
Print

    NEWSLETTERS

    Getty Images
    Josh Beckett #61 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches in the first inning against the Chicago Cubs at Dodger Stadium on August 3, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)

    You can only pitch on one good leg for so long.

    Josh Beckett did it for a couple of weeks with a torn labrum in his left hip. But, the Dodgers thought it best to shut him down, rather than pump him full of Cortisone so the right-hander can stay in the rotation.

    LA to Welcome Back Vin Scully, the NFL, and the Olympics?

    [LA] LA to Welcome Back Vin Scully, the NFL, and the Olympics?
    Will the NFL be in LA within the next 5 years? Is LA going to host the Olympics again? Who should get the next statue in front of Staples Center? Tim Cates from AM 570 KLAC and Andy Kamenetzky from Landolakers.com sit down with Fred Roggin to answer these questions and more on this week’s edition of Rapid Fire. Originally aired on Going Roggin August 3, 2014.

    The team placed Beckett on the 15-day disabled list.

    (Side note: In his first start for the Dodgers on Friday against the Brewers, Hernandez tossed six innings, allowed two earned runs on three hits. He struck out five and got a no decision. The Dodgers lost, 9-3.)

    OK, Back to Beckett.

    He just didn’t look right once he hurt the hip. His mechanics were off. He didn’t pitch with the same level of confidence, and it showed.

    In his first 17 starts the 34-year-old went an average of six innings. He made four starts after his return from the DL and didn’t go more than 4 ⅓ innings in any of them.

    His pre-DL ERA: 2.26. His post-DL ERA: 7.88.

    Dodger manager Don Mattingly told MLB Network Radio there’s a chance Beckett could return this season.

    We’ll have to wait and see.