Kenta Maeda has gone from the rotation to the bullpen to spot starting this month.
Maeda, like many baseball players, was built on routine, but his job has become anything but predictable with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
No matter. This role seems to suit him just fine.
Maeda pitched four-hit ball over seven innings in a spot start, Joc Pederson hit a three-run homer and the Dodgers beat the Angels 4-0 on Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium.
Maeda (6-3) was moved to the bullpen earlier this month, but filled in Tuesday to give the rotation an extra day of rest. He dominated the Dodgers' crosstown rival, striking out six with no walks on 92 pitches. His ERA dropped...