Ross Stripling blooms in the spring

Just like your favorite flowers that bloom every April and May, Ross Stripling has that fragrant spring smell when he takes the mound as a starter in the spring.  Ross has made forty-two major league starts and has a game score of 69 or greater in seven of them. Of those dominant seven starts, six of them came either in April or May.

Date            Opp  Rslt AppDec  IP H ER BB SO GSc
2016-04-08      SFG L 2-3   GS-8 7.1 0  1  4  4  74
2016-05-08      TOR W 4-2   GS-6 6.0 1  1  0  6  72
2018-05-30      PHI W 8-2 GS-7 W 7.0 4  1  2  9  72
2019-04-14      MIL W 7-1 GS-8 W 8.0 4  1  1  3  72
2018-05-25      SDP W 4-1 GS-7 W 6.2 6  0  0 10  70
2018-05-19(1)   WSN W 4-1 GS-6 W 6.0 4  1  0  9  69
2018-07-07      LAA W 3-1 GS-6 W 6.0 3  1  0  7  69

Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 4/20/2019.

With Ryu coming off the DL to pitch today, with Rich Hill on the horizon, and with Clayton Kershaw already back, it is possible that Ross Stripling just made his last start for the Dodgers until the next starter goes on the disabled list. That may not take long given the fragility of the three pitchers given their DL history over the past three years but it may not happen until at least June and we won’t be seeing any May starts for Stripling.

But what a bullpen. Dodgers will now have three weapons in Ross Stripling, Caleb Ferguson, and Julio Urias that can go multiple productive innings.

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