On the other hand, Thursday's early departure allowed Gonzalez to watch the end of San Diego State's NCAA tournament loss to Arizona. Gonzalez, a San Diego native, committed to play baseball at SDSU before the then-Florida Marlins picked him first overall in the 2000 Draft.
• Zach Lee replaced Stephen Fife as the Dodgers' starter Friday night against the Angels. Fife was ill and spent Thursday night throwing up, and Mattingly said the Dodgers decided they didn't need that in the clubhouse.
"The decision made was: Do you really want a guy throwing up in your clubhouse?" Mattingly said. "Next thing you know, you've got a whole club like that."
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