Ross Stripling is one of six different pitchers who will start for the Dodgers in a six-game stretch this week. (Associated Press photo)
Ross Stripling and Brock Stewart are scheduled to start the next two games against the Arizona Diamondbacks. That will complete a streak of four straight rookie pitchers (Kenta Maeda today, Jose De Leon yesterday) who will have started a game with the Dodgers nursing a small lead in the National League West standings.
What’s more, the Dodgers are scheduled to use a different starting pitcher in all six games they will play this week.
However, things are about to get normal. (Normal-ish, at least.) After an off-day Thursday, the Dodgers travel to Miami to kick off a 10-game road trip. Here are the probable matchups for that series:
Marlins Dee Gordon takes Dodgers Justin Turner out at second, but his throw to first was too late for the double play, during the eighth inning at Dodger Stadium on Thursday. Minutes later, Gordon accepted an 80-game suspension for violating baseball’s performance enhancing drug policy. (David Crane/Staff photographer)
How’s this for a strange night at the ballpark: Former Dodger Dee Gordon delivered the game-winning hit Thursday, ensuring a four-game sweep by the Miami Marlins, then was suspended 80 games for performance enhancing drug use minutes after the game.
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