Stripling was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Saturday. The team wanted a fresh arm after using seven relievers Thursday and eight relievers Friday. Stripling had a 3.78 ERA and 17:2 K:BB in 16.2 innings at Triple-A, and while he was much less successful as a big league starter earlier in the year, his stuff should play up out of the bullpen. The Dodgers optioned Grant Dayton to Triple-A as a corresponding move.
Stilling (fatigue) was activated off the minor league DL on Tuesday, Eric Stephen of True Blue LA reports. Striping threw a successful three inning relief appearance for Triple-A Oklahoma City last week and is now set to come off the DL from lower body fatigue. He'll reassume a 4.53 ERA and 1.36 WHIP and will likely provide depth in the Dodgers' bullpen for now.
Stripling was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City. Stripling has recorded eight starts in 2016, for an ERA of 4.53 and WHIP of 1.36, along with 34 strikeouts and 18 walks in 45.2 innings pitched. Stripling pitched for three innings in Sunday's 16-inning game against the Padres before being removed. He will be replaced by Mike Bolsinger while he spends a stint in the minors.
Stripling (1-3) got the hook after pitching just 4.2 innings in Thursday's loss to the Angels. He allowed five runs, seven hits and three walks while striking out three. After not allowing more than three earned runs in any of his first four starts this season, Stripling has now given up four-plus earned in three of his last four starts. Stripling seemed to have gotten through the worst of the Angels lineup in the fifth inning when he struck out Albert Pujols with the bases loaded. However, his next pitch was the first time he's ever hit a batter and it led to manager Dave Roberts pulling the plug. The rookie will look to bounce back in his next start Tuesday against the Red.
Stripling earned his first win of the season Friday versus the Cardinals, allowing four runs with two strikeouts and three walks across five innings. It wasn't Stripling's prettiest outing by any stretch, but he pitched well enough to get the W and received a boost from the Cardinals' poor defense, which cost them four unearned runs. Stripling now has a 4.26 ERA and a 1.32 WHIP through seven starts this season, and he will look to improve on his personal performance Wednesday versus the struggling Angels.