The Los Angeles Dodgers just wrapped up a series vs. the Pittsburgh Pirates, and are now off to play a 3-game series in Milwaukee vs. the Brewers. Julio Urias is slated to get the start in the series opener, and Kenta Maeda will be on the mound for the series finale.
This left fans to ask, who will start in the second game of the series? The Dodgers have failed to secure a consistent fifth starter as they await players to return from injury. Most recently the Dodgers gave Nick Tepesch the reigns to kick off the series vs. the Pirates.
— Dodgers Nation (@DodgersNation) June 28, 2016
Fortunately, it seems that question has been answered:
RHP Brock Stewart will be 9th starting pitcher used by #Dodgers this season, 4th to make MLB debut
— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) June 27, 2016
— Elisa Hernandez (@EHernandezTV) June 27, 2016
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From Eric Stephen, TrueBlueLA:
Stewart has had a remarkable season, beginning the season with Class-A Rancho Cucamonga. He was promoted to Double-A after just two start, then needed nine starts with Tulsa before getting the call to Triple-A. Stewart has a 1.47 ERA in 14 starts across three levels, with 99 strikeouts and only 14 walks in 86 innings.
He was drafted by the Dodgers in the sixth round in 2014 out of Illinois State.
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Stewart took to twitter to show Dodger fans how excited he was to get the call.
I'm so incredibly fortunate to say that the dreams I've had since I was a young boy have come true. I got the call!!
— Brock Stewart (@Brock_A_Stewart) June 27, 2016
Some fans congratulated Stewart on social media.
Congratulations, Brock! Please know that a lot of our Dodger family will be rooting & sending you our best! We're all with you!
— Freddy Cabrera (@DodgerVIPLounge) June 27, 2016
let's do this?????
— ZoroRivera (@ZoroRivera) June 27, 2016
Congrats, Brock. I saw you pitch in Rancho just a couple months ago. This is awesome news.
— Brian Miller (@WiseAndEck) June 27, 2016
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