Dodgers depth chart: Michael Grove should be moved down
It would appear as though it's time to end the Michael Grove experiment. The Los Angeles Dodgers have now allowed Grove to start three games, and the right-hander owns a 9.00 ERA with 14 punchouts in 15 innings of work.
Grove got walloped by the Arizona Diamondbacks in his start back on April 9, allowing 12 hits and nine earned runs in just 3.1 innings of work. His latest outing against the Chicago Cubs was much better, as he lasted nearly six innings and allowed just one run. But that was the Cubs.
LA's starting rotation has certainly taken a hit. Walker Buehler is out for the year and Tony Gonsolin is on the IL as well. But maybe it's time for the Dodgers to go ahead and promote Gavin Stone to the big leagues.
Stone pitched well in the minors last season, and while he's faced a few hurdles this season at Triple-A Oklahoma City, the time is coming for the right-hander to make his big league debut. The latest injury report involving Pepiot is that he's unable to throw due to an oblique injury.
Gonsolin is much closer, after completing a bullpen session. Gonsolin is slated to begin a rehab stint very soon, and will likely replace the struggling Grove in the Los Angeles Dodgers rotation sooner rather than later.