SAN DIEGO -- Starters pitching into the late innings. A bullpen that hasn't been scored upon. Two off-days in the first week.
That's mostly good news for the Dodgers, although not necessarily for Chris Capuano and Matt Guerrier, whose roles have changed radically.
Capuano, a former starter sent to the bullpen to be the long man, has yet to pitch in a game. Guerrier, signed two years ago to be a relief workhorse, didn't appear until Sunday, when he faced two batters.
"It's a different role, I'll say that," said Guerrier.
"I'll get Cappy in a game," said manager Don Mattingly. "The right situation hasn't come up. Matt got in the other day. This could be a good series for Cappy. There's a number of hitters he matches up well against. The game tells me what to do. Our starters have gone deep and Kenley [Jansen], Belly [Ronald Belisario] and Leaguer [Brandon League] get the ball late. But I'm not afraid of using Cappy."
Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.