It has been a long road for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2016, mainly when it comes to their rotation. They used Nick Tepesch to bridge the space from Mike Bolsinger’s last start, and then he was sent down as both Brandon McCarthy and Hyun-Jin Ryu.
They lost prospect to Frankie Montas to an injury, and Alex Wood, Brett Anderson, Brandon Beachy, Ryu, McCarthy and even Bolsinger have spent time on the disabled list.
The only ones to hold on are Clayton Kershaw, Kenta Maeda and Scott Kazmir.
More from around the National League West:
- As a 28-year-old, Conor Gillaspie never panned out the way the Giants expected him to when he was picked 37th overall in the 2008 draft. Now, injuries have granted him a second chance with the team.
- Riley Pint, the team’s first round draft pick in 2016, finds himself ranked as the seventh-best prospect in the Rockies system according to ESPN’s Keith Law.
- The Rockies, along with the Diamondbacks, played the longest nine-inning game in National League history at four hours and thirty minutes.
- San Diego has been aggressive on the base paths, as they lead the majors in taking extra bases on hits.