Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts announced on Thursday that the team had a roster move. Pitcher Nick Tepesch would be starting in the first game of a weekend series vs. the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Tepesch is filling into the rotation slot of Mike Bolsinger, who was recently optioned back to Triple-A

Tepesch doesn’t have the best track in the big leagues as he spent two seasons with the Texas Rangers and compiled a 9-17 record with a 4.56 ERA with 132 strikeouts against 71 walks. However, this season, while pitching for the Dodgers Triple-A affiliate Oklahoma City, his stats have been much better.

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He’s pitched 18 innings, has a 3-0 record with a 2.00 ERA and 17 strikeouts and only 3 walks. The Dodgers will be looking for Tepesch just to hold the fort down and provide a solid 5 or 6 innings before handing the ball to Kenta Maeda on Saturday.

The Dodgers fifth rotation spot has been quite the revolving door up to this point in the season as Brandon McCarthy, Hyun-Jin Ryu, and Brett Anderson have all spent the entire season the DL. Tepesch is the latest attempt to shore up the backend before the reinforcements arrive. Ross Stripling started the season very strong before being sent down, Julio Urias’s time at the major league level is limited, and Mike Bolsinger never really got it going.

Hopefully Tepesch can be solid in his first major league start for the Dodgers. First pitch is set for 4:05 PM PST at PNC Park in Pittsburgh.

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3 Responses

  1. Michael Norris

    Well I wish him good luck and hope he pitches better than the last 3 slugs before him

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