Dodgers News: Brock Stewart Gets 1st Start of 2017 Tonight

After become one of the most reliable arms in the bullpen for the Dodgers over the last several weeks, Brock Stewart has been added to the Los Angeles starting rotation.

Over the course of 13 innings pitched this season as a member of the Dodger bullpen, Brock Stewart has 10 strikeouts, a 0.62 WHIP and a 0.00 earned run average.

Brock Stewart will now become a member of the rotation after injuries to both Clayton Kershaw and Brandon McCarthy placed them both on the disabled list.

Brock Stewart will be limited to 50-60 pitches tonight due to the fact that he has been in the Dodger bullpen for the majority of the season. Another note is that Dave Roberts has announced that Brock Stewart will have a chance to stay in the Dodger rotation for more than just one turn. This means that Stewart will not only be allowed to get deeper into games, but he could really prove himself as a genuine starter going down the stretch.

J.P. Hoornstra reported that Stewart is not just inserted for a spot start.

Brock Stewart made seven appearances for the Dodgers last season. It did not go as well as he had hoped. In just 28 innings, Stewart had a 5.79 earned run average and managed to allow seven home runs and 12 walks.

Stewart made a huge jump up in 2016 from High-A ball to the Major League level so it is understandable that he might not have been ready at the time.

Stewart takes the mound at 7:10 tonight with a chance to make a mark in the Dodger rotation.

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Written by Trevor Vernola


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