Stewart allowed one run on two hits and four walks while striking out five batters through four innings during Saturday's loss to San Diego. He didn't factor into the decision.
This was Stewart's fourth start this season with the Dodgers, so it was a little surprising to see him pulled after just 72 pitches. It's not a significant fantasy development, though. A healthy Los Angeles rotation doesn't include Stewart, and he hasn't shown enough in the majors to be viewed as anything other than a spot-start flier. It wouldn't be shocking if he moved to the bullpen following Saturday's start, either.
Stewart was called up for his start against the Padres during Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader.
Stewart will make his fourth spot start of the season for Los Angeles, his latest coming against the Pirates on Aug. 22. During that game, the right-hander allowed five earned runs in just two innings. Over the course of the season, he's made 10 major-league appearances, posting a 3.38 ERA and 1.29 WHIP, and a 17:11 K:BB.
Stewart will start Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Padres, Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reports.
The Dodgers need an extra starter for Saturday's doubleheader, so Stewart will get the ball for his fourth spot start of the season. He was tagged for five runs on four hits and four walks through two innings during his last start, and he's now allowed nine runs over his last 7.1 innings (two starts, one relief appearance) with the big club. He still owns a respectable 3.38 ERA through 24 major-league innings this season. With rosters set to expand at the beginning of September, Stewart will most likely stick around with the Dodgers, though it's fully expected that he'll transition to the bullpen.
Stewart was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Wednesday, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.
Stewart was called upon to make a spot start Tuesday against the Pirates. It certainly wasn't his best showing, as he gave up five runs on four hits and four walks over just two innings. In a corresponding move, Kyle Farmer was recalled from Oklahoma City.
Stewart allowed five runs on four hits and four walks over two innings in a no-decision Tuesday against the Pirates. He struck out two.
Stewart was actually scoreless through two innings before unraveling in the third. Before retiring a batter he allowed a two-run home run to Starling Marte and loaded the bases, with each runner coming around to score against the bullpen. While he owns a respectable 3.38 ERA and 1.29 WHIP on the season, Stewart has allowed nine runs over his last 7.1 innings with the Dodgers and seems likely to return to Triple-A Oklahoma City.
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