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Ross Stripling is an average starting pitcher, and that’s OK

Ross Stripling is now best-known for firing 7 1/3 innings of no-hit ball in his MLB debut last month. That’s understandable. But aside from a couple of “meh” starts, Stripling has been pretty average, which is much more than the Dodgers could have hoped for. Average has a negative connotation on the whole, but when it comes to a starting pitcher in baseball, that’s an 8-figure...
Via Dodgers Digest
May 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Stripling struggles in loss to Padres

LOS ANGELES – In early April, Ross Stripling stood five outs from becoming only the second pitcher to throw a no-hitter in his major league debut. At the end of the month, the Dodgers rookie couldn’t get out of the fifth inning. In the Dodgers’...
Via The OC Register
May 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Dodgers rookie pitcher Ross Stripling good at using analytics ... for stocks as well as hitters

The signing bonus a baseball player nets with his first professional contract comes all at once. So when Ross Stripling signed with the Dodgers for $130,000 four years ago after going in the fifth round of the MLB draft, he was suddenly sitting on...
Via The OC Register
April 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Ross Stripling sets high expectation for home debut

While tonight won’t determine Ross Stripling‘s career path (just as Friday night didn’t), I’m quite interested to see how he handles his second professional outing. Expectations are high after a great MLB debut. It went about as well as anyone could have dreamed (perhaps better), but don’t expect him to throw hitless innings every time out (that would just be foolish)....
Via Dodgers Digest
April 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Stripling's father supports Roberts' decision

SAN FRANCISCO – A night after pulling Ross Stripling from his major league debut with a no-hitter going, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts ran into Hayes Stripling, Ross’ father, in the lobby of the team hotel. Given that no other starting pitcher in...
Via The OC Register
April 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Ross Stripling gets pulled prior to no-hitter, dad thanks Dodgers boss?

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts’s decision to lift Ross Stripling during the eighth inning of a no-hitter has been controversial, but Roberts has received support from an unlikely source – Stripling’s father. Stripling is two years removed from Tommy John surgery and was making his first MLB start at the age of 26 when he took the no-hitter into the eighth. That history of arm...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 09, 2016  |  Discuss

One very important fan was happy Ross Stripling got the hook

The Los Angeles Dodgers' decision to remove Ross Stripling in the eighth inning of his first major league start while he was carrying a no-hitter drew the ire of fans hoping to witness history, but one very important observer thought it was the right move:Stripling's dad.Dodgers manager Dave Roberts explained Friday night why he pulled Stripling -- it was simply to save his young...
Via FOX Sports
April 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Defending Dave Roberts’ Ross Stripling decision against the hot takes

Two pretty painful losses to being this 4-gamer against the Giants. The second hurt more than the first, as I’m sure you read Sarah’s recap. And you no doubt heard the myriad of #hottakes coming from Twitter and the rest of the Internet. Guess what? Dave Roberts was absolutely correct in the decision to remove Ross Stripling with one out in the eighth inning of a no-hitter. If...
Via Dodgers Digest
April 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Ross Stripling removed by Dodgers during no-hitter

Times sure have changed in the world of baseball. Ross Stripling was removed in the eighth inning by Dodgers manager Dave Roberts on Friday night despite being in the middle of a no-hit bid. Stripling had not allowed a hit through 7.1 innings against the San Francisco Giants, but he was removed after walking Angel Pagan with one out in the eighth. Stripling, who is two years removed...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Dodgers @ Giants April 8, 2016: Ross Stripling’s MLB debut

There’s no way to sugarcoat it: Yesterday’s game sucked. But hey, that’s baseball. And tonight, Ross Stripling is making his major league debut … weather permitting. Dodgers Giants 7:15 p.m. PT San Francisco 2B Utley CF Span SS Seager 2B Panik 3B Turner RF Pence 1B Gonzalez ...
Via Dodgers Digest
April 08, 2016  |  Discuss

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