Is this the last of Brock?
Brock Stewart will take the mound against the Braves tonight but it might be the last time we see him until September.
With the acquisitions of Yu Darvish, Tony Watson, and Tony Cingrani his hold on a spot on the Dodger pitching staff might be in jeopardy.
Starting Rotation after this start:
Wood, Darvish, Hill, Ryu, Maeda
Brock won’t see another start unless they go to a six man rotation and why would they do that? Since he can’t pitch for at least four days, it would make sense to option him and that allows them to activate the recently acquired Tony Cingrani.
Yu Darvish needs to be activated and that should take care of Josh Ravin. (just happened as I was writing)
After that McCarthy is due to come off the DL and another pitcher will need to go.
What happens when Kershaw comes back? We have a few weeks to find out who is pulling their weight or if DL moves are in the future.
Which is too bad because Stewart has been great out of the bullpen but there just doesn’t seem to be room for him if you are keeping three left handed relief pitchers.
Jansen, Baez, Morrow, Avilan, Watson, Cingrani, Fields, Stripling.
The biggest reason for the Dodgers to care about games in Sept is that so many players will be fighting for a spot on the postseason roster. I’ll tackle that tomorrow.
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