Four consecutive games​ Rookie rotation checks in once again

Per the Dodger pregame notes:

According to Stats, LLC, prior to last week, the Dodgers hadn’t pitched four consecutive rookie starters since they were in Brooklyn, Sept. 8-10, 1952 (Ken Lehman, Billy Loes, Ray Moore, Johnny Rutherford).

In a span of two weeks, the Dodgers will have four rookies make consecutive starts. Starting on Aug 27th, Urias, Stewart, Maeda, and Stripling did it the first time. This week with Jose De Leon starting the honors from yesterday he will be followed by Maeda, Stripling, and Stewart.

So while Kershaw, McCarthy, Kazmir, Wood, and Ryu are twiddling their fingers, the boys of summer are expanding the Dodger lead over the Giants.

And of course, the four rookie run will end with Kershaw in Miami on Friday.

yeah baby

What a season.



  1. 68elcamino427

    Each season is unique, however we have never seen a Dodger starting rotation that was required to overcome so many injuries and bad luck. The situation appeared bleak the second time Kershaw had to shut it down. Succeeding waves of calvary to the rescue in the form of rehabbing pitchers bravely took the mound, only to retreat back to the land of rehab and repair.

    Stripling came through, Urias came through, Stewart came through, and DeLeon came through.
    Most years, we would be ecstatic if just one of the four had been able to contribute to the big club in a meaningful way.

    Maeda can be included in the group too, given all of the uncertainty revolving around his arm health
    at the time of his signing.

    It is a lot of fun being able to watch these guys stepping up to perform.

    It sure bodes well for the future.


  2. It has made for a fun, fantastic season.


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