Dodgers pull Ross Stripling after 7 1/3 no-hit innings in MLB debut
Despite allowing zero hits, Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling was pulled after 7 1/3 innings in his major league debut Friday night against the San Francisco Giants.
After throwing 100 pitches and allowing a walk to Angel Pagan, manager Dave Roberts decided to lift Stripling and put in reliever Chris Hatcher.
Hatcher gave up a two-run homer to the first batter he faced, Trevor Brown, which tied the game 2–2. The home run was the first of Brown’s career.
Stripling, 26, who underwent Tommy John surgery in April 2014, earned a starting spot in the Dodgers’ rotation in spring training. The pitcher walked four and struck out four on Friday.
The only pitcher to throw a no-hitter in his major league debut was Bumpus Jones in 1892 for the Cincinnati Reds, according to Elias Sports.
Brandon Crawford hit a home run to left field in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Giants a 3–2 win.