The Dodgers will try to bounce back from Monday's loss tonight against the Marlins, and might have a new closer should they have a lead in the ninth inning. Jonathan Broxton, who has allowed 19 baserunners in 10 2/3 innings, is apparently out as full-time closer. General manager Ned Colletti addressed the situation in a radio interview today on KABC, per Ken Gurnick of MLB.com:
"We hope to get [Hong-Chih] Kuo back Friday. [Vicente] Padilla's been back a few days. We hope to give [manager] Donnie [Mattingly] three choices or so at the end of the game and let him make up his mind based on matchups or whatever until Broxton can get his confidence back and get settled."
Kuo is eligible to be activated from the disable list on Friday. Padilla has pitched twice since he was activated from the DL last Friday, including giving up a run last night. Here are tonight's lineups, which are once again without Juan Uribe (left thigh tightness, fourth straight game) and Casey Blake (swollen left elbow; second straight game):
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