Ross Stripling Stripped of Chance To Throw No-Hitter in MLB Debut - The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
Ross Stripling Stripped of Chance To Throw No-Hitter in MLB Debut

The Los Angeles Dodgers did not know what to expect of pitcher Ross Stripling in his MLB debut.

Stripling, who was named the Dodgers’ fifth starter after injuries to Hyun-Jin Ryu, Brandon Beachy and Mike Bolsinger, would exceed all expectations by not allowing a hit against the San Francisco Giants.

However, Stripling was deprived of the chance to become the first pitcher to throw a no-hitter in his MLB debut since Cincinnati Reds pitcher Bumpus Jones in 1892 when Dodgers manager Dave Roberts removed Stripling after walking Angel Pagan 7 1/3 innings into his masterpiece. Even Giants fans booed Stripling’s removal.

Dodgers reliever Chris Hatcher promptly gave up a game tying hit to Trevor Brown. Minutes later, Roberts was ejected for arguing balls and strikes. It was the first time in nearly 20 years as a player or coach that Roberts had ever been ejected from a game. Somehow I have a feeling he won’t go 20 years before his next ejection.

The Giants won the game in the 10th inning on a solo home run by Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford and Stripling would have nothing to show for his efforts.

Sometimes life just isn’t fair even if it makes for interesting conversation.

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