Dodgers: Bullpen Grades for the Month of August

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PHOENIX, AZ - AUGUST 09: Pitcher Clayton Kershaw
PHOENIX, AZ - AUGUST 09: Pitcher Clayton Kershaw /
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LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 26: Ross Stripling
LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 26: Ross Stripling /

B-. . RHP. Dodgers. ROSS STRIPLING

Ross Stripling has been extremely flexible for the Dodgers in his first two years. He has bounced around from the minors to the big league level, both in the bullpen as well as a starter. Regardless of when he is pitching, Stripling has been solid. He is a great option for the bullpen when a starter is injured, or cannot go deep into a game. He eats up innings, and in a very efficient way.

Stripling’s August was strictly out of the bullpen, where he logged 15 1/3 innings of work across 10 appearances. Stripling got the heaviest workload out of the bullpen members, which makes sense for him being a long reliever. In those 10 appearances, he held his opponents to a 2.93 earned run average and struck out 19.

Stripling could be an excellent option for October, but there is a chance he gets pushed out of the bullpen by the fifth starter.

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