Dodgers option A.J. Ellis, bring up ... huh?

Belliard's last 50 PA: five hits, five walks

Giants at Dodgers, 7:10 p.m.

  • Rafael Furcal, SS

  • Jamey Carroll, LF

  • Andre Ethier, RF

  • Matt Kemp, CF

  • Casey Blake, 3B

  • James Loney, 1B

  • Ronnie Belliard, 2B

  • Russell Martin, C

  • Chad Billingsley, P

A.J. Ellis went back to Albuquerque, as expected.

Jack Taschner came from Albuquerque. That was not expected.

The 32-year-old lefty had a 6.05 ERA for Pittsburgh this year, then was cast off. He landed with the Isotopes, for whom he has allowed four homers and seven hits in 10 innings, striking out four.

To be fair, he has allowed one run in his past seven innings. Still, it appears the Dodgers are just messing with us now.

Update: Joe Torre told reporters that James McDonald is in the bullpen and that Saturday's starter is to be determined - most likely John Ely or Carlos Monasterios. One and done for Jimmy.

Torre also said the following about Tuesday's denouement: "It's on us to protest, and the people who were supposed to protest weren't in the dugout. It was a screw-up all the way around."