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2018 SEASON STATS
|Mar 17||L 3 - 2||@ DET||0||1||0||4.0||5||0||2||0||5|
|Oct 07||W 6 - 5||LA||1||0||0||1.0||1||0||0||2||0|
|Oct 05||L 3 - 0||@ LA||0||0||0||2.0||0||0||0||2||2|
|Sep 29||L 3 - 0||@ PHI||0||0||0||1.0||0||0||0||0||3|
|Sep 25||W 7 - 3||@ NYM||0||0||0||5.0||3||0||2||5||6|
|Sep 19||W 7 - 3||STL||1||0||0||5.2||5||1||2||3||8|
|Sep 15||L 7 - 1||WSH||0||0||0||1.0||2||0||3||3||0|
|Sep 09||W 9 - 5||@ ARI||0||0||0||5.2||2||0||2||5||5|
|Sep 03||L 8 - 2||BOS||0||1||0||4.2||4||0||3||2||6|
|Aug 13||W 9 - 1||MIA||1||0||0||6.0||2||0||1||2||4|
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Stripling will begin the season as part of the Dodgers' starting rotation, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.
With Clayton Kershaw still working his way back from injury, manager Dave Roberts told reporters Monday that Stripling will open the season as a starter. How long he stays there will depend on Kershaw's progress, but the development increases his value, at least in the short term. The right-hander had a strong season last year, with a 3.02 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP over 122 innings in split duty between the rotation and the bullpen.
Added 1:48 am (EST)
J. Beeks - RP
Beeks, who's competing for one of the "bulk reliever" roles in the Rays' bullpen, has caught manager Kevin Cash's eye with improved velocity in recent outings, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports. "He continues to impress," Cash said. "That long at-bat [on Friday], I don't know if he's capable of doing that last year. He just kept throwing strike after strike. Really encouraged."
Beeks' unsightly spring line -- one that includes an 8.31 ERA -- doesn't tell the whole story regarding the 25-year-old's progress toward a potential Opening Day roster spot. The southpaw, who was acquired in the Nathan Eovaldi trade with the Red Sox last July, made some tweaks to his delivery earlier this spring, which included shortening up his back arm during his motion. That's led to an uptick in velocity with his fastball, which is up as high as 94 mph after averaging 91.8 mph last season. In conjunction with pitching coach Kyle Snyder, Beeks is also working on adding depth to his slider, with the goal of making it a viable complement to an arsenal that already includes a fastball, curve and changeup.
Added 12:36 am (EST)
Stripling is set to make his next start on Sunday in the Freeway Series, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.
Stripling started Monday night, throwing 4.2 innings and allowing two earned runs on five hits. He also walked four and struck out one. Stripling continues to stretch out as a starter, and with Clayton Kershaw's (shoulder) return date in question, he has a strong chance to begin the season in the rotation.
Added 12:29 am (EST)
T. O'Neill - LF
O'Neill went 1-for-3 with a solo home run Monday against the Phillies.
O'Neill continued his all-or-nothing approach at the plate this spring, taking Zach Eflin deep in the second innings for his fifth home run. While he's making more contact -- he has 11 strikeouts in 37 at-bats -- he has still managed just a .216 batting average. O'Neill remains locked in a battle for playing time with Dexter Fowler, though he is likely to begin the season in a reserve role.
Added 12:25 am (EST)
K. Davis - LF
Davis smacked a two-out, game-tying three-run home run in a 6-6 exhibition tie with the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters on Monday in Tokyo, Japan, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports.
Davis' timely blast ensured the game ended in a deadlock. The prodigious slugger was slowed by a calf issue that delayed his debut until March 9, and he logged just 11 at-bats in Cactus League play overall. The 31-year-old only managed a double over that span, but Monday's round tripper confirms that Davis appears to be ramping up as the Wednesday's opener against the Mariners looms.
Added 12:19 am (EST)
C. Seager - SS
Seager (elbow) is set to play seven innings in his Cactus League debut Wednesday against the Cubs, Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register reports.
Seager completed 15 innings of minor-league spring game action Monday and is now prepared to make the next step in his preparation for Opening Day. He also plans to participate in all three Freeway Series exhibition games prior to the beginning of the regular season. Assuming there are no setbacks, Seager should be in the lineup as the Dodgers shortstop on March 28 as the season gets underway.
Added 12:12 am (EST)
A. Miller - RP
Miller sports a 13.50 ERA across 4.2 spring innings as a result of allowing seven earned runs on five hits and four walks.
The veteran has also recorded seven strikeouts, so he's missed some bats along the way as well. Despite his unsightly spring line, Miller naturally brings a well-established track record built up over the last seven seasons in particular. Consequently, the 33-year-old projects as the left-handed side of a closer tandem with phenom Jordan Hicks, with his the exact workload between the two likely to fluctuate as the season unfolds. Miller's one dominant season as a ninth-inning option came in 2015 with the Yankees, when he converted 36 of 38 save opportunities while posting a 2.04 ERA and 0.86 WHIP over 60 appearances.
Added 12:08 am (EST)
P. Strop - RP
Strop (hamstring) has thrown off a mound within the past few days, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
Though it was unclear exactly when Strop threw off the mound, it was reported that he only threw a few pitches in that session. The plan is now to increase the intensity and volume of his work until he can return to game action, hopefully before the close of Spring Training. Strop will need to appear in at least one more game in the Cactus League if he is to be ready for Opening Day.
Added Yesterday 11:55 pm (EST)