Tag Archives: Ross Stripling

Hopefully, a different take on the Dodger trade deadline

The trade deadline has always been an exciting time for fans as the buyers hope to acquire the piece that will give their team the edge come October, while the sellers hope to acquire the prospects or major league talent to change the fortunes of a team already out of a playoff run. It also …

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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 …

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Kiké was the star, but this was a team victory from the manager to the bullpen.

The big hero last night was Kiké and his improbable three-run home against the fireball Josh Hader.  As Ken Gurnick noted last night it was the first time that Kiké had ever homered on an 0 – 2 count and it was the first home run ever given up by Hader on an 0 – …

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2019 Preview of Dodger Rotation Pieces

The Dodgers will start the year with two of their five starting pitchers on the injured list. One of those on the injured list is a three-time Cy Young Award winner and seven-time all-star. The other is Rich Hill, and for most teams that would mean using journeyman pitchers or prospects too soon, for the …

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2019 Dodger Spring Training Stats – The Pitchers

The 2019 spring training games are over so for fun, let’s take a look at the spring training stats for pitchers. The tables below were provided by the data from Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table Generated 3/27/2019. The two pitchers replacing Kershaw and Hill pitched the most innings. If Ross and Julio can replicate their spring success …

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Opening Day is just a day away

The Dodgers had about as boring a spring as you can have and with the season opener just a day away everything is basically what Ken Gurnick expected back in Feb with a few minor exceptions. Ken felt that Chris Taylor was going to be the Dodgers starting second baseman. I didn’t agree but felt …

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Kluber and Kershaw?

Many folks who work the trade routes have said the Dodgers and Indians are talking trade with perennial CYA candidate Corey Kluber the Dodger target. Given the depth of the Dodger rotation that seems like a strange pairing for me. The rotation seems a bit loaded with Buehler, Kershaw, Ryu, Hill, Wood, Urias, Stripling, and …

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Phillies have their own Ross Stripling

Zach Eflin  is probably unknown to most Dodger fans but for the Phillies, he’s been as much a reason for the Phillies being in 1st place as Ross Stripling is for the Dodgers. Zach was actually a Dodger for about one day. The Dodgers acquired him on Dec 18th, 2014 in the Matt Kemp / …

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Stripling / Muncy dominate “first-half” awards

It is strange to call something the first half when ninety-six games have already been played and only sixty-six games remain in the “second half” but that is what MLB has decided is our season. With that in mind, the Dodgers needed all ninety plus games in the first half to climb into first place …

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What does the future hold for Ross Stripling?

On April 8th, 2016 Ross Stripling had one of the greatest debut games as a pitcher in LAD history when he held the Giants to ZERO hits while recording twenty-two outs.  More was made about the fact he wasn’t allowed to go for his no-hitter than about the fact the Dodgers had found another jewel …

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