DeGrom didn't have his best stuff but benefitted from New York six runs early against Matt Cain. His velocity is still mainly in the 93 mph but was able to hit 95 mph on the gun a few times when needed. Despite an uneven month due to his lat injury and issues with his newborn, deGrom still posted a 1.02 ERA.
Tim Adleman will indeed be recalled from Triple-A to make the start in the series finale against the Phillies, after Iglesias felt a "pinch" in his right shoulder Friday. Iglesias' status will be updated once the club announces what the next step will be for him, but it's possible he could be headed to the disabled list.
Thornton's Achilles is said to be healing but still needs added time to heal completely. The left-hander intends to ramp up running activities within a week but manager Andy Green indicated that fielding practice will be an important benchmark to surpass before a return to the diamond becomes a legitimate possibility. The 39-year-old was placed on the 15-day DL on April 8.
According to McCullough, the Dodgers wanted to use Maeda for Friday's contest in order to avoid using lefty Alex Wood against Toronto's right-handed power hitters. Maeda has been nothing short of impressive in his first major league season, notching a 1.41 ERA across his first five starts.
According to manager Bryan Price, DeSclafani reported some "sensation" in his side as he got deeper into Friday's outing. The skipper added that the Reds are doing "everything we can to avoid a setback" and "we're not going to push him through it." Those comments would suggest a return next week is unlikely for DeSclafani, but nothing is set in stone at this time.
The right-hander was scheduled for an evaluation Saturday, but the results have not yet been disclosed. Tim Adleman was scratched from his scheduled start with the Reds' Triple-A Louisville affiliate in case he's needed in place of Iglesias on Sunday. Iglesias' average fastball velocity has been down in the early going this season, but this is the first word of any sort of ailment.
Puig will get a rare day off as the Dodgers go with Enrique Hernandez in right field. He'll bat sixth against Padres starter Colin Rea.
He's riding the pine with a lefty in Chris Rusin taking the hill for Colorado, as has been the norm for Lamb against southpaws in recent weeks. Lamb went 0-for-4 on Friday but has been getting the job done against right-handers so far, slashing .306/.371/.516 with a 6:11 BB:K. He should continue batting second against right-handed starters.
Manager Bryan Price said Mesoraco is available to come off the bench Saturday, and suggested the 27-year-old could be back behind the plate Sunday or Monday. It's good that it's not another lower-body issue for Mesoraco, but until he gets back on the field and starts finally producing, some lingering concern with remain.
Reed got a false start to the season between rainouts and this injury, but he'll likely accumulate a handful of starts at Louisville before getting the call later this summer.