Coming into this season, there were two relievers the Dodgers’ hoped to rely on for solid innings of relief. Both of those relievers didn’t live up to expectations and later found themselves in foreign jerseys. How are they doing now?
Chris Hatcher was basically given to the A’s. We received a small portion of cash considerations, however, the real gift given to us by the A’s was getting Chris Hatcher off of our roster. Last year for the Dodgers, Hatcher had an ERA of about 5.53. This year he was able to shave off a bit of that with an ERA of more than 4.84.
In 8 innings with the A’s, Hatcher has a hefty 5.63 ERA and has given up 2 home runs.
Romo was a similar story. Romo had an ERA in the 5’s for the Dodgers’ and he just couldn’t seem to get the same break on his slider that baseball has loved for so long. He left the ball over the plate too many times and the NL hitters ate him up.
He was later designated for assignment and picked up by the Tampa Bay Ray’s. He has performed much better since then; with an ERA of 1.20 in the last month and 11 strikeouts. He has seemed to found his footing, even though that could be attributed to the new players he is facing in the American League.
The Dodgers’ look to end the skid they’ve been on as they host the red hot Arizona Dbacks in Los Angeles.
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