The message boards are pulsing this morning but with 157 games left to go this season, the Dodgers’ first-year manager did the right thing by ignoring the record books—and the fans.
On a drizzle-flecked Friday night that conjured memories of the black-and-white San Francisco you grew up reading about just left of the Macy’s ad, Los Angeles Dodgers righty Ross Stripling made a stunning major league debut, pitching no-hit ball for 71/3.
Stripling got the first out in the eighth. But after walking Angel Pagan, his drone strike-accuracy was starting to fade—be it from fatigue or awareness. Stripling was then pulled just after throwing his 100th pitch.
Dodgers’ newly minted manager Dave Roberts, who owns Red Stitch winery with former Giants teammate/color commentator Rich Aurilia, called for reliever Chris Hatcher just in time for San Francisco rookie catcher Trevor Brown to hit a two-run shot…
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