The Dodgers started off the day like they have so many times before: a new man on the disabled list. On Saturday the Dodgers announced that Bud Norris was place on the 15-day disabled list and Rich Hill would not be making his debut on Sunday. Thus, Ross Stripling was given the ball today to face a hot Red Sox offense.

Let’s take a look at the highlights!

The Dodgers would strike first in the bottom of the second thanks to an RBI single off the bat of AJ Ellis! We missed you, AJ!

The game would then be fairly quiet until the bottom of the 5th when the Dodgers would tack on two more to their lead with an RBI double by Corey Seager and an RBI single by Adrian Gonzalez!

Ross Stripling would be pulled after the 5th and replaced with Grant Dayton, but what a show he put on for 5 innings!

Grant Dayton would do phenomenal in relief for Ross Stripling, going two innings and giving up no runs!

In the bottom of the 8th the Dodgers would not score any, but Josh Reddick would get his first base hit in Dodger Blue!

Kenley Jansen would be called in to close things out and that’s exactly what he’d do! Dodgers win 3-0!

The Dodgers will close out the series on Sunday at 4:10 PM PST with Brandon McCarthy getting the start! Follow us on Twitter at @DodgersNation to get the play by play! Go Blue!

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  1. Tmaxster

    Stripling is very impressive. He has learned not to waste pitches and not to walk guys. Something Urias needs to learn ASAP… He has the courage to throw a 3-2 bases loaded change. Red Sox got a couple of weak hits to put two on and no out and he did not panic he hung in there and with some very nice fielding by his infield got out of trouble. That alone shows his progress in maturity and confidence. He talked about pitching to contact to not waste pitches, he gets it…..

    I believe they should keep this young hurler in the rotation as he has been more consistent lately than most of our guys. 
    Hopefully they have him slated for the rotation next year….This young man can spin the ball and is a smart pitcher….
    It will be fascinating to see if we trade any arms in the winter as they will probably have Kershaw (if he does not have surgery), Maeda, Kazmir (if he does not opt out), Ryu ( if he recovers) McCarthy, Stripling, Urias, DeLeon….Stewart? and possibly others

    Outfield next year, Pederson, Etheir, Thompson, Do they sign Reddick?, Puig is he back? Scott Van Slyke¬† Toles..I really like the speed this young man brings….We need right handed power like Kike and Thompson…as we are pitiful against lefties….That is why I wish they had hung on to Puig…Reddick has terrible numbers against left handed pitching…I hope they get Thompson back. If you read the reports on Thompson his offense dipped as his back stiffened up…He is a good hitter and has learned a lot from the coaches…I cannot fault a rookie for trying to deal with the pain and attempting to stay in the Majors…. It is a dream come true…

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