Dodgers Play Doubleheader Today…Maybe

September 8, 2011

With Wednesday’s game being cancelled, then uncancelled, then finally cancelled again on account of rain, the Dodgers and Nationals will play a traditional doubleheader today, weather permitting.  And with a 50% chance of rain today at game time, that is a big PERMITTING.

Game 1 will begin at 10:05 a.m. PT. The second game will start 30 minutes after the conclusion of the first game. The probable starters for the Dodgers are Dana Eveland in Game 1 and Chad Billingsley in the nightcap.

Third baseman Juan Uribe underwent surgery to repair a left sports hernia Wednesday. The surgery was performed by Dr. Craig Smith, and Uribe will be able to start rehab within the next two weeks.

Sports hernia symptoms include groin pain along the low abdomen where the abdominal muscles connect with the pelvis and leg. Unlike a true hernia, there is no bulging. A sports hernia is a tear or weakness in these muscles.

Unlike most sports injuries that can be diagnosed easily, there are no diagnostic tests to detect a sports hernia. A misdiagnosis by a doctor unfamiliar with sports hernia symptoms can lead to chronic groin pain and unnecessary delay in returning to athletic competition. It is best diagnosed by a specialist familiar with sports hernia who treats athletes with groin pain on a regular basis.

This Day in Dodgers History

September 8, 1955 – The Dodgers clinch their eighth National League pennant with a 10-2 victory over the Braves at Milwaukee’s County Stadium. Brooklyn’s 17-game lead makes it the earliest date that a team has captured a flag in baseball history.