Like with May on Monday, the start is Stripling’s second consecutive outing facing the Padres. He was stung by the long ball in San Diego, allowing four home runs on six hits in 5.2 innings. Stripling did finish his night with a season-high tying seven strikeouts.
According to Ronald Blum of the Associated Press, $115 million of Betts’ salary won’t be paid to him until he nears his 52nd birthday in 2044: Mookie Betts will not receive all of his money from his $365 million, 12-year contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers until he is approaching his 52nd birthday in 2044, according to contract details obtained by The Associated Press. His deal includes $115 million in deferred payments.
There were opportunities in a couple innings with bases loaded and nobody out; put up one and then we didn’t get any across. Those are situations you’ve got to put up a crooked number. But I like the way we’re taking good at-bats, getting on base, but we’ve still got to get that hit.