The Dodgers and Angels are beginning their 20th season of interleague play, which has lost some of its buzz.
Ross Stripling‘s first major league win (and his first hit) came against his college roommate, Michael Wacha, and the Dodgers pulled two games above .500 for the first time since April 27 with an 8-4 win over the St. Louis Cardinals. The box score is here.
This is what Wacha said about Stripling after the game:
There is an innings limit hovering over Ross Stripling in 2016, his first full season back from Tommy John surgery. There are also innings limits for prospects Julio Urias (probably around 100) and Jose De Leon (probably around 130) at Triple-A, with Stripling’s limit probably falling somewhere in between. Those are all educated guesses.
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts has acknowledged that making Stripling a reliever later this season is possible, to preserve his innings while still allowing him to help the major league team.
“We talked about it,” Roberts said Friday, “but where we’re at right now, we haven’t thought more about that. Haven’t ruled it out but really haven’t revisited it.”
Say it ain’t so(ftware)!
The St. Louis Cardinals are the subject of an FBI probe into a hack of the Houston Astros’ internal information database, the New York Times reported this morning. From Michael S. Schmidt’s story: