Yasiel Sierra takes to his relief role, and Jose De Leon makes his case as an elite trading chip
Big bonus Sierra was moved to the bullpen and responded with may have been the first time he’s pitched back to back hitless innings in his short professional career. He still walked two but I’m trying to look for the positive.
Jose De Leon continues to stretch out and got 17 outs in his latest start. Jose struck out 10 of those 17 outs but did give up three runs. Dodger beat writers, bloggers, and fans have been dangling Jose as they hope to pry some big time talent from sellers at the trading deadline. He’s the best chip the Dodgers have had in a while in that he’s a top prospect, and he’s already in AAA so he’s close to being major league ready.
Edwin Rios continues to mash for Rancho, slugging two more home runs, giving him 12 home runs in just 132 at bats. His OPS is now at 1.113