The Great Mystery of 2012, or at least the minor one of week, was solved when the Dodgers finally announced who would start in San Francisco on Friday.
They placed left-hander Scott Elbert on the disabled list with a sore elbow and recalled right-hander Stephen Fife from triple-A Albuquerque to start in the opener against the Giants at AT&T Park.
This will mark Fife’s second career start. His first came against Roy Halladay and the Phillies on July 17. This time he draws Matt Cain. Some guys get all the luck.
Fife, however, actually out-pitched Halladay, allowing only one run on four hits in six innings. He made one start for Albuquerque after being sent down, striking out a career-high 12 and allowing one run in seven innings.