Due to multiple injuries, the Los Angeles Dodgers have needed to count on many player they likely didn’t expect to be in the Majors at this stage in the 2015 season. One of those cases is relief pitcher Josh Ravin. The 27 year old made his Major-League debut on June 2, and has managed to stick around since.
The Chattsworth native does not know how much longer he will be with the team, as he may be sent back down to Triple-A once some relievers come back from injury, which could be in the near future. According to Bob Harkins of SportsNetLA.com, Ravin is attempting to make the most of his opportunity, however long it may last:
Q: What is your impression of the majors so far, and how is it different from the minors?
A: It’s pretty awesome, for one. I’m still just taking it day by day, because I don’t know. I know I’m part of the team. I want to really feel like I’m part of the team when I’m actually here a good time and I’m happy and successful and helping the team win. I don’t really have any expectations. I come in every day and just hope I have another one. That type of thing.
That’s the thing. I honestly didn’t think I’d be here this long. I thought I’d be here for the doubleheader (in Denver) and head back to OKC, so it’s pretty cool that I’m still hanging around.
Heading into Sunday Ravin hasd thrown 3.1 innings for the Dodgers since being called up, giving up four hits and one run while striking out three. In Triple-A this season he yielded a 2.25 ERA in 20 innings to go with 30 strikeouts.
Raving threw two scoreless innings in the series finale against the San Diego Padres, striking out three, allowing one hit and picking up the win. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly recently referred to the hard-thrower as a late bloomer as Ravin spent the first nine seasons of his career bouncing around in the Minors.